1. Adventures in XFS Defragmentation

    Published Jul 30, 2017.

    I've got a server at home I use to store personal media and stream it to my TV with Plex. I was having issues with lagging during streaming. After some inspection, it didn't seem to be a constraint on CPU resources causing the problem, but IO. After disabling other IO …

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  2. Migration from Octopress to Pelican

    Published Jul 30, 2017.

    Octopress has served me well so far. It was a good introduction to static blog generators when I started using it (early 2014). However, it's got enough cracks that I'm no longer interested in using it. As of this post I've migrated my blog to Pelican with my own custom theme which I'm calling pelican-feather.

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  3. IPv6 on Time Warner / Spectrum

    Published Dec 03, 2016. Updated Apr 30, 2017.

    I recently moved and had to give up my beloved Fioptics gigabit Internet service. They were great, but the only thing they are behind on is IPv6 deployment. In 2015 when I switched to Fioptics, I asked them about their IPv6 plan and got a vague answer along the lines of "we're working on it". Time Warner had working IPv6 for a long time. Now that I'm back on Time Warner, it's time to get some sweet sweet IPv6 again.

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  4. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redist Broken After Windows 10 1607 Upgrade

    Published Sep 20, 2016.

    I've been deploying the Windows 10 build 1607 feature upgrade (also known as the Anniversary Update) via WSUS to a test lab at work. The machines are upgrading from 1511. Today I was informed that Autodesk 3ds Max & AutoCad would not launch on those machines. 3dsmax.exe gave an error: "The procedure entry point __crtCreateSymbolicLinkW could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP110.dll."

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