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Cliff Out is a collection of experiences through bikes, mountains, canyons, travel and a little bit of tech. I chose to share these memories because they made me smile or learn something new. I hope there is something here that can help or inspire you!

The term “Cliff Out” refers to route finding while on a mountain or in a canyon and coming to a ledge, and a perception, that there are no other options than to turn around.

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Best MS DNS/DHCP guide to fixing duplicate records


The Scenario

Consider the following simplified scenario.


  • A DHCP scope has its lease duration set to the default 8 days.
  • The DHCP scope is low on available IP addresses.
  • Client-A has NOT renewed its IP address lease in 8 days, so it has expired.
  • Client-B is requesting a new IP address.
  • The DHCP server assigns Client-B the address that was leased to Client-A.

So far so good.  This is a very typical scenario and everything works as we would expect.  Now let’s add DNS into this story.


  • An Active Directory integrated DNS zone is set to scavenge stale resource records.
  • The defaults are used; “No Refresh = 7 days” and “Refresh = 7 days”.
    • The server defaults are used as well; “Scavenging Period = 7 days”.
  • Client-A renewed its DNS record 8 days ago (the last time its DHCP lease was updated as well).
  • Client-A is the owner of its DNS record […]
By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Export VMs to csv

GetSCVirtualMachine | Selectobject Name,CPUCount,MemoryAssignedMB,TotalSize,Location,VMHost,HasVMAdditions,IsHighlyAvailable | SortObject Property Name | ExportCsv .\vmlist.csv


By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to migrate WordPress to AWS

I finally decided to check out AWS. Something I wish I had done years ago but that’s ok, here we are. This post is being done on my new free tier instance and I’m really just testing to see if the DNS updates I made have taken effect yet. But here’s something useful: onepagezen.com has super clear directions on how to migrate your wordpress site to AWS. Check it out – https://www.onepagezen.com/migrate-wordpress-aws/

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trail Conditions

A collection of the most up to date trail conditions I can find for various areas around Colorado, Utah and Wyoming:


Fort Collins: https://gisweb.fcgov.com/Html5Viewer/Index.html?viewer=trail%20status

Boulder/Lyons: https://bouldermountainbike.org/content/trails/conditions

Trestle Bike Park: https://www.trestlebikepark.com/trail-report.html

Crested Butte: https://crestedbuttemountainbike.com/trail-information/trail-report/

Durango: https://www.trails2000.org/trail-conditions/


Curt Gowdy: https://www.trailforks.com/region/curt-gowdy-state-park/status/


Moab: https://poisonspiderbicycles.com/moab-mtb-trail-conditions/




Honeymooning In Costa Rica – Day 14 Manuel Antonio

After last nights encounter with our bipolar Airbnb host we were ready to get moving. We had cereal and juice for breakfast that we purchased the night before, grabbed our pre packed bag and headed for the marina where JadeTours is picking us up. The van picked us up right on time. We picked up two other families, one English speaking and one Spanish speaking, both super friendly. The van took us to a restaraunt where the owner of JadeTours collected payment $45 per person and introduced us to Jason, the guide we had requested based on TripAdvisor reviews. Another van pooled up and dropped off more families and the owner divided the families based on spoken language amoungst the guides. We were paired with a family of 5 from Texas and Jason quickly got us moving toward the park entrance.

Jason was very personable and joked […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments
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