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  1. Super Nerdy “traceroute” fun

    May 15, 2013 by sshadmand

    star-wars-episode-iv-opening-shot

    star-wars-episode-iv-opening-shotOkay, fair warning this is, as my friend Kanad would say, “Nerdy Gigabyting” stuff.

    For all you Star Wars fans out there, and even some op engineers that may not like Star Wars check out these hops in your terminal shared with me my friend and co-worker Jason P. 

     

    #> traceroute 216.81.59.173

    For those of you that are curious about what the hell a traceroute is, it is a way to see the set of network hops taken to get to the destination in question. For instance, when you visit www.seanshadmand.com from your computer the request is sent to your local network, then a nearby network and then the next switching and moving between networks until it arrived at the network that holds my website. Just ike taking multiple roads to get to and from work your request must travle through different “intersection” to get to a web page.

    Here is an example of doing a traceroute to my DNS www.seanshadmand.com

    Sean-Shadmands-MacBook-Pro:~ seanshadmand$ traceroute seanshadmand.com
    traceroute to seanshadmand.com (54.245.121.115), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
     1  10.4.11.1 (10.4.11.1)  3.884 ms  1.013 ms  2.993 ms
     2  10.4.1.1 (10.4.1.1)  0.842 ms  0.977 ms  1.194 ms
     3  50-0-241-217.dedicated.static.sonic.net (50.0.241.217)  9.055 ms  8.422 ms  10.212 ms
     4  gig1-28.cr1.colaca01.sonic.net (70.36.228.97)  9.576 ms  6.047 ms  7.426 ms
     5  po3.cr1.lsatca11.sonic.net (75.101.33.166)  8.560 ms  9.594 ms *
     6  * * *
     7  0.xe-6-0-0.gw.equinix-sj.sonic.net (64.142.0.185)  6.043 ms * *
     8  * equinix01-sfo5.amazon.com (206.223.116.177)  13.506 ms *
     9  * 205.251.229.173 (205.251.229.173)  49.171 ms *
    10  205.251.232.70 (205.251.232.70)  38.752 ms
        205.251.232.112 (205.251.232.112)  32.057 ms
        205.251.232.68 (205.251.232.68)  34.793 ms
    11  205.251.232.141 (205.251.232.141)  29.312 ms  32.983 ms
        205.251.232.159 (205.251.232.159)  41.429 ms
    12  205.251.232.165 (205.251.232.165)  34.375 ms  35.858 ms  64.349 ms
    13  ec2-50-112-0-241.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com (50.112.0.241)  41.451 ms
        ec2-50-112-0-163.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com (50.112.0.163)  30.499 ms  28.531 ms

    Here you can see the request working its way from our local network to our Sonic.net provider all the way down to the network hosting my site, Amazon.

    Okay, so here is what the original traceroute I mentioned above did in 64 hops – the following is a spoiler alert, do not scroll down if you want to try it yourself :)

     

     

     

    Sean-Shadmands-MacBook-Pro:~ seanshadmand$ traceroute 216.81.59.173
    traceroute to 216.81.59.173 (216.81.59.173), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
     1  10.4.11.1 (10.4.11.1)  1.586 ms  0.751 ms  0.748 ms
     2  10.4.1.1 (10.4.1.1)  0.863 ms  0.922 ms  0.976 ms
     3  50-0-241-217.dedicated.static.sonic.net (50.0.241.217)  9.179 ms  7.557 ms  11.639 ms
     4  gig1-28.cr1.colaca01.sonic.net (70.36.228.97)  9.738 ms  8.369 ms  6.678 ms
     5  po3.cr1.lsatca11.sonic.net (75.101.33.166)  7.323 ms  50.077 ms  7.756 ms
     6  0.xe-5-1-0.gw.pao1.sonic.net (69.12.211.1)  6.980 ms  12.417 ms  6.569 ms
     7  0.xe-6-0-0.gw.equinix-sj.sonic.net (64.142.0.185)  5.534 ms  5.873 ms  5.865 ms
     8  10gigabitethernet2-3.core1.sjc2.he.net (206.223.116.37)  6.746 ms  13.966 ms  12.247 ms
     9  10gigabitethernet14-7.core1.lax2.he.net (184.105.213.5)  26.900 ms  20.975 ms  22.262 ms
    10  10gigabitethernet2-3.core1.phx2.he.net (184.105.222.85)  74.895 ms  40.622 ms  29.217 ms
    11  10gigabitethernet5-3.core1.dal1.he.net (184.105.222.78)  56.980 ms  55.502 ms  54.686 ms
    12  10gigabitethernet5-4.core1.atl1.he.net (184.105.213.114)  75.773 ms  74.998 ms  72.689 ms
    13  216.66.0.26 (216.66.0.26)  73.062 ms  74.324 ms  72.802 ms
    14  * * *
    15  episode.iv (206.214.251.1)  116.403 ms  130.009 ms  112.626 ms
    16  a.new.hope (206.214.251.6)  111.127 ms  112.484 ms  109.912 ms
    17  it.is.a.period.of.civil.war (206.214.251.9)  109.559 ms * *
    18  * rebel.spaceships (206.214.251.14)  112.966 ms *
    19  * * striking.from.a.hidden.base (206.214.251.17)  114.395 ms
    20  * have.won.their.first.victory (206.214.251.22)  114.337 ms *
    21  * * against.the.evil.galactic.empire (206.214.251.25)  136.658 ms
    22  during.the.battle (206.214.251.30)  116.953 ms  115.696 ms  112.170 ms
    23  rebel.spies.managed (206.214.251.33)  110.094 ms  112.563 ms  114.632 ms
    24  to.steal.secret.plans (206.214.251.38)  110.638 ms  109.706 ms  109.454 ms
    25  to.the.empires.ultimate.weapon (206.214.251.41)  110.453 ms  114.561 ms  114.792 ms
    26  the.death.star (206.214.251.46)  113.295 ms  115.245 ms  115.005 ms
    27  an.armored.space.station (206.214.251.49)  163.362 ms  113.893 ms  114.685 ms
    28  with.enough.power.to (206.214.251.54)  115.263 ms  111.979 ms  117.865 ms
    29  destroy.an.entire.planet (206.214.251.57)  114.727 ms  113.755 ms  126.718 ms
    30  pursued.by.the.empires (206.214.251.62)  115.042 ms  116.474 ms  110.436 ms
    31  sinister.agents (206.214.251.65)  113.995 ms  115.831 ms  115.973 ms
    32  princess.leia.races.home (206.214.251.70)  111.079 ms  131.545 ms  115.804 ms
    33  aboard.her.starship (206.214.251.73)  111.702 ms  116.699 ms  113.923 ms
    34  * custodian.of.the.stolen.plans (206.214.251.78)  120.468 ms  116.254 ms
    35  that.can.save.her (206.214.251.81)  112.573 ms  117.197 ms  123.432 ms
    36  people.and.restore (206.214.251.86)  110.282 ms  119.757 ms  114.538 ms
    37  * * *
    38  0-----i-------i-----0 (206.214.251.94)  134.709 ms * *
    39  * 0------------------0 (206.214.251.97)  131.887 ms *
    40  * * *
    41  0----------------0 (206.214.251.105)  116.773 ms  114.683 ms  111.513 ms
    42  0---------------0 (206.214.251.110)  114.764 ms  111.789 ms  114.402 ms
    43  0--------------0 (206.214.251.113)  111.076 ms  116.629 ms  111.154 ms
    44  0-------------0 (206.214.251.118)  112.852 ms  114.205 ms  111.433 ms
    45  0------------0 (206.214.251.121)  115.202 ms  112.044 ms  114.663 ms
    46  0-----------0 (206.214.251.126)  201.307 ms  111.747 ms  117.750 ms
    47  0----------0 (206.214.251.129)  116.196 ms  111.185 ms  110.688 ms
    48  0---------0 (206.214.251.134)  110.780 ms  114.799 ms  113.196 ms
    49  0--------0 (206.214.251.137)  113.402 ms  115.738 ms  114.843 ms
    50  0-------0 (206.214.251.142)  113.381 ms  111.589 ms  116.851 ms
    51  0------0 (206.214.251.145)  116.478 ms  111.657 ms  116.318 ms
    52  0-----0 (206.214.251.150)  115.002 ms  115.580 ms  116.904 ms
    53  0----0 (206.214.251.153)  138.367 ms  115.620 ms *
    54  0---0 (206.214.251.158)  113.654 ms  111.288 ms  111.488 ms
    55  0--0 (206.214.251.161)  117.350 ms  118.801 ms  147.315 ms
    56  0-0 (206.214.251.166)  114.342 ms  120.037 ms *
    57  * * 00 (206.214.251.169)  118.554 ms
    58  i (206.214.251.174)  117.896 ms * *
    59  * by.ryan.werber (206.214.251.177)  150.234 ms *
    60  blizzards.breed.ccie.creativity (206.214.251.182)  115.374 ms * *
    61  * please.try.again.tracerote.to.obiwan.scrye.net (206.214.251.185)  120.250 ms  146.107 ms
    62  read.more.at.beaglenetworks.net (206.214.251.190)  116.038 ms *  115.467 ms

  2. Feedback: The Greatest Movie Evert sold

    September 19, 2012 by sshadmand

    poster

    I just saw Morgan Spurlocks “The Greatest Movie Ever  Sold”

    The tight contracts, partner rejections, pitch meetings, cold calls, partnership management, moments of loss of control, brand push back, product placement challenges, and managing the selling of ones sole is depicted with more real reality in this movie than all reality shows on TV today.

    I wanted to post this as a blog because I wanted to get your take on it. I feel that Morgan has yet again done a public service by exposing a hidden world in a creative and digestible way.

    Here is a wiki on it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POM_Wonderful_Presents:_The_Greatest_Movie_Ever_Sold Check it out. For those that don’t know it actually is a pretty transparent view of what raising money, pitching ideas, and getting rejected really feels like. (As apposed to the faux “reality” TV shows trying to recreate reality)

    Rotten tomatoes 73% fresh

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pom_wonderful_presents_the_greatest_movie_ever_sold/

    IMDB

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743720/


  3. The ol’ switcherooo

    December 16, 2010 by sshadmand

    I realized todaythat with the advents of iPhone and Google voice free calling from my computer I now use my phone for computing and my computer for calling more then the other way around.

    Maybe this is anoter indicaton that mobile is more about sponetaity and look ups where the computer is used as a momemt in time reserved for an action. I am walking and curious about the weater i am about to enter, check phone. I need to talk to my mom at 8 sit down and use skype or gchat for 30 mins….

    Maybe ist just ironic, but it was a funny thing to notice today either way.


  4. Hilarious or Just Douchee?

    July 15, 2010 by sshadmand

    Dear Blank Please Blank

    Was just introduced to me by a friend. At first I thought it was just another try to be funny blog — and in most ways it is, but there are some things about it that I thought were clever. One, they set up the forum in an interesting way — you must form your comments in the form of Dear ___, ___, sincerely ____. It is designed nicely and instead of ordering comments up and down you tag them with one of the following sentiments (alot like the yelp tag comments options)

    • HOW DARE THEY
    • YOU’RE A DOUCHE
    • HILARIOUS
    • I LIKE THIS
    • UMM, WTF?!

    Which actually covers the initial emotions of each comment accurately. I laughed so its worth a shout.

    Check it out at http://www.dearblankpleaseblank.com/


  5. Fun sites to waste time

    September 6, 2009 by sshadmand

    Out of the thousands of junk emails and sites I hear about on a weekly basis, here are some of the ones that actually left an impression on me one way or another. (Not in any particular order)

    xkcd

    xkcd

    xkcd.com

    A site of short shorts. These comic strips are based on, as they put it,  ”romance, sarcasm, math, and language”. My friend Anuja turned me onto this lil’ doozy.

    DontEvenReply

    DontEvenReply

    dontevenreply.com

    Isaac turned me onto this one.  At first I wasn’t too impressed by the site as I read a few to myself. For some reason I ended up readng a couple good ones out loud to my mom and I couldn’t finish reading a post without laughing. This site may be a bit of an acquired taste. I would describe it as a mix between Ali G and spam mail. The author chooses to describe the site more simply as “E-mails from an asshole.”

    SomeEcards

    SomeEcards

    someecards.com

    An introduction to this site was made by an ex-girlfriend so I find visiting it to be a bit bitter sweet at times, but it really is a great way to communicate some of the more blunt and edgy sentiments to people you know that you won’t find at Hallmark.

    FailBlog

    FailBlog

    failblog.org

    This blog is sort of an institution, lots of followers and plenty of updates and pics. The blog chronicles mankind’s stupidity from everyday pictures of signs that lack proof reading to videos that can only be described as “a fail”.

    Awkard

    Awkard

    awkwardfamilyphotos.com

    Peek into the word of the “others”. Somehow these families took some shots of themselves that in their mind were cute and fun but the rest of us can’t help but recoil as we browse through these awkward purposeful family moments.

    PeopleofWalMart

    PeopleofWalMart

    http://peopleofwalmart.com/

    The name says it all. Tagged by store location here is an assortment of local yokels visiting their adored Walmart. Dressed to the nine’s these moments caught on camera are priceless, and I mean devoid of all that could be deemed as valuable in anyway.


  6. Don’t even reply

    July 3, 2009 by sshadmand

    Isaac and Ryan turned me on to this guys blog. Basically he replies to other peoples posts and ads with some off the wall questions and comments. I didnt think it would be that good and ofcourse the premis is jouvinile at best, but some of them gave me a pretty good luagh. Check it out at http://dontevenreply.com/.  Here is a tip: I read some outloud to my Mom, which made it 10 times funnier!



    Here is a bit of one of the exchanges on this guys blog:

    Original ad:
    Wanted: ride from philly to rehoboth beach

    i am trying to leave any time next friday. i will pay for gas, and provide conversation.i am bringing a large duffel bag and a cat.

    From Mike Partlow to ***********@*********.org

    Hey,

    I have to go to court in Rehoboth next Friday, so I would be able to give you a ride. I just want to know, you’re female, right?

    Mike

    From chris ******** to Me

    i am male. what time did you want to leave?
    -chris

    From Mike Partlow to chris *********

    Chris,

    I’m sorry, I thought you were female because you said you owned a cat. Sorry, but I don’t want to give you a ride. Two dudes in a car, going to Rehoboth, it just seems a little gay. Better luck next time.

    Mike

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