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ACL Basics

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jan 14, 2014 3:45:00 PM

By Delana Hallstedt

If I were to start a conversation with my husband about a “broken ACL,” he would immediately panic and begin searching the Web for evidence that his beloved Megatron was free from injury and that his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was in perfect working order. Especially this time of year! Although I’m rather fond of the guy myself, for fantasy football purposes, that’s not the sort of ACL I’d most likely be referring to.

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Tags: Delana Hallstedt, permit, deny, syntax access-list, ACL basics, dysfunctinoal access control lists, standard ACLs, implicit deny rule

What makes a solid-state drive faster?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jul 8, 2013 2:30:00 PM

By Delana Hallstedt

What makes a solid-state drive faster?

Immobility.

Yep, it’s really as simple as that.

I don’t mean that in a portability sort of way; solid-state drives (SSDs) are quite portable! An SSD doesn’t move on the inside, and this lack of movement is what helps it perform so much faster than other storage devices. Having said that, it really wouldn’t be much of a blog post if I didn’t attempt to paint you some sort of similitude packed with a sampling of picturesque details that will assist you in a greater depth of understanding of just how this all works…right?

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Tags: Delana Hallstedt, solid-state drive, fast, immobility, SSD, SSDs

What’s an ARP?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on May 9, 2013 8:21:00 AM

By Delana Hallstedt

My initial plan for this blog post was to attempt to unravel the alphabet soup approach to all things technology related – Why so many acronyms?!? However, upon doing a little bit of research on the origins of acronyms (retronyms, neologism, and alphabetism oh my!), I quickly talked myself out of that and settled on one particular acronym.

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Tags: Delana Hallstedt, ARP, What is ARP?, Address Resolution Protocol

Back to the Basics: Networks and Topologies

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 3, 2013 2:30:00 PM

By Kailin Acheson and Delana Hallstedt

As you begin the process of setting up a network, you will likely first need to figure out how to best connect the devices on the network so that communications are optimal. You might have to do a little research, planning, and organizing to make sure everything is positioned to maximize performance on that network. One good place to start is with the devices you will need to deploy. You can ask a few key questions to help point you in the right direction, such as the following:

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Tags: Delana Hallstedt, Networks and Topologies, PANs, Personal area networks, Metropolitan area networks, Kailin Acheson, LANs, MANs, WANs, Local area networks, Wide area networks

“Why can’t I print?!?!” – Is a Wi-Fi printer right for my network?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Apr 1, 2013 10:35:00 AM

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Tags: Delana Hallstedt, Wi-Fi printer, printer issues, local printer

“Why do you do what you do at Boson?”

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 18, 2013 2:09:00 PM

By Delana Hallstedt

President’s Day finds me loading up my son to bring him into the office with me because my husband and I clearly failed to be on the same page in regards to daycare for this school holiday. Nothing a quiet corner in my office with a laptop, iPod touch, and a cup of hot cocoa can’t handle. We’ve got this!

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