VMWorld2009 at San Francisco…

I am finally here, and it feels good.  Nothing to do today, and I did not get all the sessions I wanted, but this will be a good conference regardless.  The hotel is nearby, all walking, no cabbing, and everything is close together.  Right now, I am in the Marriott where the labs are to be held – they are running boot camps for partners (invitation only), but I was able to print out my updated schedule and find nearby events.   Apparently, the expected crowd will number more than 16,000.  The conference blow-out party will feature Foreigner (live), and is also at the Moscone Center.

Right now, I am just relaxing, charging my laptop, and waiting to check into my room.

Cheat Sheets…

Found this gem on a recent SANS article – Cheat Sheets – PacketLife.net.  Loads of quick info about protocols, subnetting, etc.  Enjoy!

New Power Supply…

This is a short post.  Last night, I wanted to load up bzflags on my MythBuntu box so I could crush the kids in an epic tank battle.  Too bad my 500W power supply had roasted, and may have been merrily cooking away for a day or more before I found out.

So, off to the store I went, where I picked up a decent 650W power supply with all the right connectors for about $100.  After I got home and installed it, MythBuntu powered up fine and I loaded bzflags.  It was late, so the epic tank battle is on hold.

For now…

Update – My son wiped the field with me.   With glee and a complete absence of pity.  My daughter came close to doing the same thing.  I shudder to think of the beating my wife can deliver behind the barrel of a tank.  I apparently suck at bzflags, but it sure is fun, even losing.  I just blame it on my mouse, or on the wireless network (which works without flaw any other time – curious), or the dog (current tally:  farts, missing treats, losing to my son at bzflags).

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