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Chulilla Beta

Getting there: Valencia was an easy flight destination. It is an easy 45-60 minute drive from the airport to the climbing area. If you are offered an “upgrade” to a larger vehicle I would decline (small Spanish streets). Staying: I … Continue reading

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Career advice from an old CCIE

I was cleaning out some old email and found this gem. For context, I had just passed the CCIE written and was prepping for the lab when I received this unsolicited advice. It is gold. Congratulations. It really is something … Continue reading

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Ceuse Beta

There doesn’t seem to be much information online regarding where to stay in Ceuse. We ended up renting an AirBnB in Saint Laurent (neighborhood of Sigoyer). This does involve driving to the crag. If you want to stay within walking … Continue reading

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Kalymnos Beta

Just some random thoughts on Kalymnos: Avoid the busy season. Shoot for the month of November. Contact info for the awesome flat I stayed at: stsakrios@gr.com (Skavos and Katina) Flying into Kalymnos from Athens wasn’t bad… although I can see … Continue reading

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South Dakota Climbing Beta

Just wanted to save some notes for climbing in the Spearfish/VC area TL;DR Don’t come during Sturgis The VC: Camping – You can camp on NFS150 (the road that approaches the crag). Not a ton of shady options. I made … Continue reading

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First 5.13!

Had a great weekend at the Fins. Arrived Friday night in the Monster Van (Tom’s Quigley 4×4). We got there early enough to get in a couple pitches before the sun went down. I managed to warm up and then … Continue reading

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Upstream AS traffic manipulation

I had a job interview with a large CDN and learned a new trick. Well, a new wrinkle on an old behavior. AS N represents the CDN, while AS X and Y are transit providers. Let’s say there is a … Continue reading

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Capturing Traffic in IOS

Just wanted to share a new trick. In the dark old days to verify traffic was flowing across an interface you would create an ACL that matched the interesting traffic and then run ‘debug ip packet’. This also required disabling … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Well I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with the blog. So it goes. Since my last post about Sunset Alley we made a few more trips down to St. George. There was some sending. I kept … Continue reading

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Joe’s Valley – Chips

Well after climbing for 10+ years I finally sent my first V7. I’ve always found bouldering to be a frustrating discipline. While my technical climbing ability is decent (ok fine, mediocre) I’ve always lacked the raw power for bouldering. One … Continue reading

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