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Got a bit distracted this morning talking to a chum at work. He mentioned an Indian guy he used to know named Tony, and I jokingly located the “longest Indian name” and asked if it was “Tony Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta”.

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is actually the name of a rail station in India.

Then I got to looking and discovered the curious name of Mr. Wolfe+585 Senior, more properly known as Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfe­schlegelstein­hausenberger­dorffvoraltern­waren­gewissenhaft­schaferswessen­schafewaren­wohlgepflege­und­sorgfaltigkeit­beschutzen­von­angreifen­durch­ihrraubgierigfeinde­welche­voraltern­zwolftausend­jahres­vorandieerscheinen­wander­ersteer­dem­enschderraumschiff­gebrauchlicht­als­sein­ursprung­von­kraftgestart­sein­lange­fahrt­hinzwischen­sternartigraum­auf­der­suchenach­diestern­welche­gehabt­bewohnbar­planeten­kreise­drehen­sich­und­wohin­der­neurasse­von­verstandigmen­schlichkeit­konnte­fortplanzen­und­sicher­freuen­anlebens­langlich­freude­und­ruhe­mit­nicht­ein­furcht­vor­angreifen­von­anderer­intelligent­geschopfs­von­hinzwischen­sternartigraum, Senior, according to Wikipedia.

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Multiple NICs on the same Subnet – Avoiding ARP Flux

This is an interesting testing dilemma I haven’t had to deal with in a long time. The story starts out like so:

I have a machine with 2 or more NICs. I have a target system that will be used to do network testing. All NICs on my Server Under Test (SUT) need to be on the same subnet to talk to my target server.

One way of accomplishing this could be to have each NIC on the SUT on it’s own subnet like so:


and have the inbound NIC on my target server support … Continue reading

Geographic Gymnastics

Someone posted something on Facebook recently indicating that a sign that you’re from NC involves the song Wagon Wheel:

32. “Wagon Wheel” will never, ever get old.

Whenever this song comes up, you turn the radio (or your iPod, you techies) up and sing along because it reminds you of home.

You’re also territorial about it and don’t appreciate non-North Carolinians loving it so much.

However, having lived in two of the places that song sings about, my head still can’t wrap around the geographic gymnastics used in the lyrics… this, in particular is patently impossible (unless you’re driving … Continue reading