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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

kashani Re:Persistent myth? (705 comments)

As a former network engineer I salute you. The rest of you bastards, pay attention.

more than 3 years ago

Company Builds Fast Charging Station For Electric Cars

kashani Re:Still skeptical about all-electric cars (359 comments)

Torque is a non issue with electric motors. If you have doubts look at all the electric buses in San Francisco. Or better yet realize that all freight trains are electric.

more than 4 years ago

Moving Away From the IT Field?

kashani Lateral moves are sometimes the way to go (783 comments)

I tend to get bored if I stay in the same job too long. Also cash, promotions, and respect are easier to come by when you switch companies. Sad, but true. My progression has been tech support, NOC, Network Engineer, Windows Admin, Network Eng/Sys Admin, Sys Admin/DBA/Network/Developer/IT guy, Application Operations, and finally head Application Engineer which is mostly capacity planning, architecture review, project management, and trying to catch issues before they take the service down. Most of what you learn at one job can be applied at another job. At the very least you'll be that Sys Admin that actually understands routing or the DBA that doesn't blame the network first.

None of the moving around has retarded my career and I'm somewhat sought after these days because I'm a generalist with a 14 years of experience as well as workign at five startups. Moving around like that might not work for everyone, but I recommend it if you're bored to tears with your current bailiwick and actually like the IT field overall.


more than 5 years ago

Military Helmet Design Contributes To Brain Damage

kashani Re:Similar to Motorcycle Helmets? (294 comments)

This is completely false. Idiot people who don't want to have to wear a helmet continue to bring that nonsense up. Think about it. How can a helmet which spreads an impact out over a large space *and* absorbs impact via padding be worse than no helmet at all.

more than 5 years ago

Star Trek Premiere Gets Standing Ovation, Surprise Showing In Austin

kashani Re:Idea shortage in LA (437 comments)

Wait, you mean David Weber's rehash of Horatio Hornblower? :-P

Not that I didn't enjoy the first couple of books, but there isn't anything new in them.

more than 5 years ago


kashani Re:You would get... 'Into the Looking Glass' (395 comments)

Meh, you get quantum physics shoehorned into some of the worst sci-fi ever written. Truly awful characters and just plain bad plots. I read a lot of tripe, but those two guys just suck.


about 6 years ago


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kashani kashani writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Hey look I'm a different state... of the union not the mind.

Sobriety stills sucks and Johnny Cash still rocks.

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