About Me

Life on the outside
Down the stairs, out the door and into the infinate abyss…….
Pictures, thoughts and comments from life outside of the attic

Another random blog, on another random site that is found somewhere on the internet…. you could run a traceroute to the URL and see exactly WHERE on the internet it is 🙂

So, this blog is written by Alek – I am someone who has been working with computers since high school – and I don’t mean playing games.

Since 2005 I have been working in I.T starting with my high school network, the turning point was 2006 when i decided its what i wanted to do as a job. By the end of 2006 i was managing the school network of 350 PC’s. By 2008 I decided I was more interested in web based technologies, but loved playing with hardware more than software. This then sparked an interest in moving bigger. I went on to serve as Jnr Systems Admin, Systems Admin, Snr. Systems Admin, Operations Manager and then Technical Manager for one of Australias biggest Dedicated and Colo providers.
Today I serve as CTO for that same company providing Dedicated, Colo, Datacentre and Virtual solutions to clients on various scales of complexity and size.

Outside of my busy work life, I do enjoy photography, i guess i would classify myself as a hobbiest photographer, not that good but not that bad. You will probably find me somewhere near the coast as I love the beach and spend as much time there as I can.

What’s with the name?

When I was first starting to be interested in networks, i need a name. The only space we had at home spare (without crowding my bedroom, which was already full!) was our attic room which i converted into a little computer lab. Thus the name: The Attic Network was born.

Since then, I have just kept it, most of my test gear is still up there, just all remote accessible now 🙂

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  1. Mike

    Hi,

    I found your blog on migrating OnApp to VMware very useful.

    I’d like to buy you a beer!

    Regards
    Mike

    1. Alek

      Thanks Mike! Glad to see it helped someone

      1. Seha

        Hi, I found for the same reason!

        Thank you so much

  2. Ryan

    I followed the same tutorial as you did for setting up a diskless linux system.
    http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=CentOS_7&p=pxe&f=4

    I found that after booting to the OS, you cannot load any modules using modprobe. How did you get around that?

    1. Alek

      Hey Ryan,

      I don’t think I needed to load any modules with modprobe. Are you getting any errors?
      It should just work, but if SELinux is enabled, it’s possible that you may be blocked because it is on NFS.

      If you solve it, let us know!

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