EricN
EricN

Technology Publications

Trust me, I did not set out in my professional career with the intent of writing numerous technical documents.  But it began with one of my employers who needed to have instructions that were clear and to-the-point.  The rest is history.

 

Please note that some of the documents below were collaborative.  If you are a member of LinkedIn, you can find others who helped with the document.

 

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Blogs

 

Passwords:  The Gremlins of Cyberspace

 

Published 02/20/2017

 

On November 18th, John Smith was suddenly hit by a bus while texting to a friend about the merits of eating tuna. He left behind his wife and two children. Aside from the shock of losing a loved one, life did not stop.

 

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Spam Filtering: Mastering Your E-mail

 

Published 11/01/2016

 

It is now a fact of life that e-mail traffic is largely spam, unwanted solicitations for your time and money, if not worse. I recall in the days of the mailbox that spam was the latest sweepstakes offer. That’s quite tame compared to the dozens, if not hundreds, of daily spam offers we encounter.  Spam cannot be avoided, but it can be controlled.

 

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Technical Documentation

 

GPFS Daily Operations Guide (editor)

 

June 1, 2017

 

This document focuses on the GPFS servers and management of GPFS services.  The document is originally written by IBM.  Additional notes written by myself and GPFS specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Key Distribution Center (editor)

 

March 14, 2017

 

The Forest Service network utilizes a Key Distribution Center to manage Kerberos keys for some of the systems.  The DOG is largely written by IBM.  Additional notes written by myself and KDC specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

LPAR Operations Guide (editor)

 

March 17, 2017

 

No, it has nothing to do with golf.  LPAR is an accronym used by IBM to describe it's virtual machine.  It is a logical partition.  A vast portion of the document is IBM documentation.  Additional notes written by myself and LPAR specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

AIX Notes (author)

 

November 1, 2016

 

Something that brings it all together, from IBM's AIX Daily Operations Guide to the added contributions of people experienced in running AIX systems.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Performance and Capacity DOG (author)

 

June 1, 2016

 

This DOG explores new ground for the Forest Service, detailing how Performance and Capacity are measured, monitoring tools, analysis and affecting change and improvements in data center operations.

 

 

 

 

 

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