Ethan Banks

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It’s Personal

Sometimes it's okay to shut up. To show restraint. To chain the snark monster.

Supplemental Melatonin For Improved Sleep Quality

In an attempt to bring sleep regularity to my electronic world, I’ve begun experimenting with a melatonin supplement, taking 3mg about 30 minutes before I want to be asleep. I couple this with a reduction in screen time.

A Million Steps With The Garmin Fenix 3

The Garmin Fenix 3 is a GPS fitness tracker with limited smartwatch functionality. I bought it in May 2016 to be my constant companion when I hike, trail run, Crossfit, and sleep. Here's my review after tracking over a million steps with the device.

All Of Ethan’s Podcasts And Articles For February 2017

Packet Pushers Community Blog Future Of Networking Summit 2017 Preview: Automation Cisco In 2017: The Business Solutions Company Cisco’s Wireless Partnership With Apple Packet Pushers News ZeroStack Adds Learning To Their Automated Infrastructure Avaya Surge IoT – Microsegmentation For The Internet Of Things Packet Pushers Weekly Podcast Episode 325 – Next-Gen Load Balancing With Avi...

No Sound In Exported Video – Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2

Ran into an issue today where audio was working normally in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2, but the exported video had no sound. The video and sound was originally recorded using a Canon G7X Mark II. The fix was to delete Final Cut Pro X preferences, as detailed by Apple in their discussion forum.

IPv6 Q&A For The Home Network Nerd

I was a guest on the Daily Tech News Show, episode 2957A. We chatted about the news of the day, then had an IPv6 discussion aimed at folks who are curious, but haven't had a chance to work with v6 yet. My goal was to dispel FUD and spread the gospel of IPv6 to the nerdy public.

The Harsh Reality Of Audience Supported Podcasting

Every now and then, podcast listeners tell me that they'd gladly donate a few dollars each month, if only the sponsored content would go away. I get that. It's a nice thought that listeners would support the content they find valuable and subscribe. It's also a nice thought that the sum total of subscription revenue would pay the bills. Sadly, neither of those things are true.

Ethan Banks On productivity.

Most people know me because I write & podcast about IT on the Packet Pushers network. I also co-authored "Computer Networks Problems & Solutions" with Russ White.

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