Author Archives: Matthew

About Matthew

I'm the owner of impromptu-it, an IT engineer and enthusiast!

Coming soon……

I know, I know……”we’re sick of hearing this Matt, what’s up man”…..Same excuses but I’m trying to get better! I’m hoping to post some new stuff soon. Until then, stay tuned!

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Old Infrastructure – The daytime Soap Opera of IT

So, the wife and I were talking the other day (one of those awkward moments when the house is quiet….you know, creepy quiet) and I was asking her about some of the daytime shows she watches.  Specifically, I was curious … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – We’re still here!!!

Yeah, I know…I’m late to the party but at least I showed! Still working on various projects and trying desperately to find the time for this poor, neglected blog but I promise we’ll get there. My next big thing appears … Continue reading

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What’s next?

        This is a post I’ve been thinking about for awhile now.  What next?  See, the problem with me, is that I get bored easily.  I get bored and I get into trouble (or tick the wife … Continue reading

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Sometimes…I say what I think….And other little mistakes along the way

        Interesting title, yes?  yes, I agree So, in reviewing some of my drafts, I was starting to write an article about teamwork… an article which I have recently decided to, continue to hold on to but … Continue reading

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Been awhile….

Sorry all, been super busy and just haven’t had the time to write. I got a few things in the hopper that are drafts and I’ll get them out soon!

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FreeNAS 8…………What did they do to you???

I’ve wrote about FreeNAS before.  If it’s not clear from the previous articles, I’m a pretty big fan of the product.  That being said…………I got a bit of a rant here about the latest version, FreeNAS 8….and I don’t think … Continue reading

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Java – Here’s another product….

Java is a product in desperate need of stability and identity, IMHO. It’s a wonderful product, don’t get me wrong….I just don’t know too many IT people that get excited when talking about Java….or who bring it up without cursing … Continue reading

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Patch process – wha…what process?

Okay, so another big project that I’ve been working on is patch automation (along with sudo streamlining but that’s another nightmare, errr….I mean project) and I’ve got to say that patching, in and of itself is not a bad process. … Continue reading

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CIFS…..The trouble you cause me….

Just a quick word of advice folks….Nested CIFS != stability. If you are going to nest CIFS, expect trouble…..much trouble. More on this later as I fight the tide of evil this has spawned. Besides, you are intrigued now, yes?

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