Greg Ferro

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Tools: Dark Mode Chrome Extension

“Eye Care” Add dark mode to Chrome via extension. Source seems to check out.  Source Web Site:  Dark Reader – https://darkreader.org/ Also has extension for Firefox and Safari.  Link: Dark Reader – Chrome Web Store – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh/related Side Note: All those years of brightest possible monitors declaiming about number of NITS a screen and now […]

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Has Anyone Actually Sued Their Vendor ?

An oft-quoted reason for buying technology from a commercial vendor is legal recourse. If it fails, the company imagines that it could sue the supplier for negligence or reparations.  Vendors offer zero guarantees that their products work. If you read the purchase contracts, the customer waives all rights when using the products including the right […]

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Response: How Important is it to Understand Hardware Architecture?

This reddit post asked the question: For example, I’m going through a Cisco Live presentation on troubleshooting ASR routers, and the first 50 slides or so are completely dedicated to describing the Route Processors, Packet Engines, ASICs, Buffers, etc., and the different paths that packets can take through the hardware. While that’s all obviously important […]

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Response: Super Micro says no implants on motherboards

I’m convinced that Bloomberg is wrong about the hardware implants. Until they retract the story they don’t have credibility to report on technology.  Supermicro commissioned 3rd party audit and found nothing which is confirmation of many other sources who also refute the claims. The ONLY people making the claim is Bloomberg and there is no […]

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Thought: Face-to-face is effective, No One Talks About How much it costs

This HBR article from April 2017 highlights a researcher talking about their paper that face-to-face is more effective than email. Well, duh. However, prior to making their requests, we asked participants in each condition to predict how many of the 10 strangers they asked would agree to fill out the survey. Participants in the face-to-face […]

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Virtual Design Clinic 3 at Packet Pushers

Attending conferences has always been expensive, time consuming and tiring. Most people don’t talk about this but prefer to highlight the positives of meeting people, sitting in high quality sessions and enjoy some time off from the repetitive activities of the $dayjob. If you have questions that you want answered but can’t attend, head over […]

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Tools: MacOS Mojave Dark Mode with Safari in Reader mode is blissful

I don’t always work in Dark Mode on Mojave but I’m is liking a lot more than I expected. I guess I’m using it about 70% of the time. In particular, I use the Reader feature from Safari to block out the distractions and other bits of branding ‘chrome’ that make it difficult to read. […]

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More Videos By Us

During VMworld 2018, the Packet Pushers team girded themselves with an array of video gear. We conducted a live deployment to validate some ideas we had about producing video.  Our starting idea is to  asking a single question “What do customers not know about your company/product/technology?” In the end, we did about 30 videos of […]

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