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Rakhesh Sasidharan
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Lazy Geek. Tech Enthusiast. Root.
Lazy Geek. Tech Enthusiast. Root.

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I always thought you don’t specify a PXE server in the list of IP Helpers. Rather, you specify DHCP servers, and the DHCP servers have options 66 (boot server) and 67 (boot file name) which specify the PXE server name. Turns out I was wrong. I recently…
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Upgraded one of our ESXi hosts with the latest patches released today that are aimed at fixing the L1 Terminal Fault issues. After that the host started giving this warning: esx.problem.hyperthreading.unmitigated. No idea what it’s supposed to mean! Went…
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Quick shoutout to some interesting podcast episodes I listened to lately. Sorry they are Overcast links than links to the podcast site. I am being lazy here. The Tradeoffs of Information Hiding in the Control Plane – this one’s from the Packet Pushers…
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So I finally dipped my feet into the Mac ecosystem and bought myself a MacBook Air. Yes, I know it’s 3 years old but what the heck – it was the cheapest Mac I could buy! Went for the 8GB/ 256GB i5 version as that’s the one I found on a deal with our local…
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A paragraph from “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” which I am still reading. “But in the end,” added Dr John, “it is by the imposition of his will upon his patient that the doctor effects his cure. It is the forcefulness of the doctor’s own character…
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Oh, this is lovely. This OS/2 Museum blog. Such a trip down memory lane! 🙂 I came across the blog via a post from it (“How fast is a PS/2 keyboard“). OS/2 is a OS I wanted to try when I was a kid but never got a chance. Just seeing the floppy disk image ……
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Just thought I’d put these here for my own easy reference. I keep forgetting these records and when there’s an issue I end up Googling and trying to find them! These are DNS records you can query to see if clients are able to lookup the PDC, GC, KDC, and…
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A few days ago I was listening to “Agar Tum Saath Ho” from the excellent movie “Tamashaa” and noticed for the first time (yeah after nearly 2-3 years of regularly listening to that song coz it is one of my favorites!) that Arijith has someone else singing…
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So I finally purchased a pair of Apple AirPods. There was a deal going on and I got a good additional 20% as there was an offer on my credit card. I can’t control the volume with it (except using Siri). I have to choose between whether I want to be able…
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I started using a work provided iPhone 8 recently, side by side to my personal iPhone 7 Plus. I opted for a golden iPhone 8 and I love that look on the glass back. In terms of prettiness I so much prefer the iPhone 8 to the 7 Plus. It’s a much less finger…
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