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Migrate Windows iTunes to Mac with Music Stored on SMB Share

How to migrate iTunes from one platform to another and retain links to your songs, even when they are stored remote to the iTunes client, and their path has changed.

Before
Windows laptop with iTunes 8.x. All (most) music is stored on a Samba server mounted at M:\media\mp3, rather than where iTunes wants you to put it. In Linux it's called freedom, in Mac OS it's called swimming against the stream.

After
Mac laptop with iTunes 8.x and All (most) music is stored on a Samba server mounted at /Volumes/media/mp3

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Expand LUN on Solaris

After expanding a volume on the SAN, I needed Solaris 10 to now see that the disk has grown and make use of the added space.

Device slice c8t600A0B80002A39FC000004DE47E92C69d0 was 200G with
a filesystem on slice 6. On the SAN, I expanded the volume to 225G. Here is how to expand the disk or partition inside of Solaris.

The steps are:

  1. Detect larger disk size and relabel disk.
  2. Grow the filesystem to fill the disk.

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Revenge Sucks

Christine finally got me back for her talking computer with 2 of these annoyatrons inside the computers in my office. I'm such a dedicated worker, that I just ignored them rather than disrupt my productivity by seeking out the source of the sound for 7 or 8 weeks and 1 battery change.

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Less Than Happy Day

Me today, after taking my BSCI for the second time.

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Time To Renew My CCNP Again

My CCNP is up for renewal again.

I'm not sure why I keep this cert up to date, but I feel like I can't just let it lapse. I got my CCNA in 1999 and I've been a CCNP since 2002. It's kinda fun to have a something to study for anyway I guess.

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