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January 13, 2006

Cat5e Line Splitter

Allows you to run two devices over a single CAT5e drop.

Cat5e 100baset Line Splitter, 2pk at Cyberguys.com

I haven't tried this yet, but I have a pair on order and should be installing them next week. I'll report back with the results.

Posted by awilkins at 09:09 AM

Free Windows Backup Software

Cobian's site - The home of Cobian Backup

I haven't tried this myself yet, but it looks interesting, especially since it supports FTP and SSL. I'm thinking that it might work via sftp.itd.umich.edu to backup to umich.edu AFS space...

More to come once I've played with this.

Posted by awilkins at 08:28 AM | Comments (0)

January 10, 2006

Background

Who am I? What do I do?

I work for IT Central Services (ITCS) here at the University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Specifically, I'm in the User Services portion of ITCS, where my responsibilities include:

I work in both Windows and Linux environments for the tools we use and I support/develop, depending on what suits our needs. 764-HELP consultants use thin client computing, tied to Windows Terminal Servers to access these tools, allowing them to use the Intel and Macintosh computers at their stations to reproduce customer problems without fear of losing access to their tools or call notes.

Most of the tools I develop or maintain are written in Perl, with a judicious amount of shell scripting thrown in where approriate.

Posted by awilkins at 11:38 AM | Comments (1)

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I don't expect to post here often, but who knows? I might just get into this. Regardless, my posts will probably be articles and links about interesting things in IT and how it affects us, with a focus on security and privacy issues.

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