Expanding a Virtual Disk on a Dell MD 3000i SAN – How To

If you’re like me you don’t allocate all disks to a SAN out of the gate.  I like to keep a little in reserve so I can add capacity when needed.  Then, once all the disks are added I’ll usually pickup a couple more disks and keep those in reserve.  In either case once it […]

Amazon ELB & IIS – Capturing Client IP Address

I’ve been using Amazon EC2’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) for a couple years now to load balance web applications, and for the most part it’s been great.  The one draw back I’ve run into is that IIS logs the load balancer’s private IP address as the c-ip address, rather than the client’s actual IP address.  Essentially […]

Copying an EBS-backed Windows 2008 AMI Between AWS Regions – How-to

Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t have an easy or native way to copy or move or launch an AWS AMI from one region to another.  There are a number of posts on the Internet about how to do this with a Linux AMI, but I haven’t been able to find clear instructions on how to do this […]

How Can I Improve My Web Site’s Search Results Ranking?

Tonight my friend contacted me and asked how she could get her store’s new website to show up in search results.  While I don’t claim to be an expert I do have a little experience with web sites, ecommerce, blogging and SEO (search engine optimization).  Here’s a list of what I told her just shooting […]

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History

Stuxnet required an enormous amount of resources to produce, but its cost-benefit ratio is still in question. While it may have helped set Iran’s program back to a degree, it also altered the landscape of cyberattacks. Stuxnet’s authors mapped a new frontier that other attackers are bound to follow; and the next target for sabotage […]

How To Upgrade to Gingerbread After Rooting and Removing Crapware From Your Droid X

About 6 months ago I set out on a quest to root my Droid X (running FroYo) in order to remove/disable unwanted apps like CityID, BlockBuster, VZ Navigator, etc.  While that was very successful, it did impede my ability to update to the much desired Gingerbread.  While I consider myself smart and quite educated in […]