Service Tag Lookup

Hello all!

Today at work, I ran across the issue of trying to find my computers Service Tag, without undocking the computer and flipping it over, mainly because that would take to long waiting for the computer to get its network connection back, plus the excel sheet i was adding the Tag into was open on the laptop.

After a quick lookup on the internet, I found the solution to my problem!

wmic bios get serialnumber

Running this simple command, I can get the Service tag that is stored in the BIOS.

WMIC extends WMI for operation from several command-line interfaces and through batch scripts. Before WMIC, you used WMI-based applications (such as SMS), the WMI Scripting API, or tools such as CIM Studio to manage WMI-enabled computers. Without a firm grasp on a programming language such as C++ or a scripting language such as VBScript and a basic understanding of the WMI namespace, do-it-yourself systems management with WMI was difficult. WMIC changes this situation by giving you a powerful, user-friendly interface to the WMI namespace.

WMI has been around since about the beginning of windows, and WMIC has been around since Server 2000 and Windows XP

Microsoft TechNET


Masou Gakuen HxH

OK, here is one of my favorite anime’s from this new current season! It’s a little perverted, but is not all that bad to watch. (Not the most perverted anime i have  come across!)


Masou Gakuen HxH


“Hida Kizuna possesses the HHG (Heart Hybrid Gear) ability, but it is not strong enough to make him particularly important. His older sister calls him to transfer to a strategic defense school, where many of the students (many of which are large-breasted girls) use their HHG abilities to fight invaders from another world while wearing extremely skimpy pilot outfits. Kizuna’s fighting ability doesn’t measure up, but his sister has another plan—apparently having erotic experiences with Kizuna will allow the girls to replenish their energy or power-up. It looks like his new school life is going to be full of embarrassment”


Note: If an anime’s title has something to the effect of DxD or HxH or something with matching letters split with a lowercase x, its probably on some layer really perverted.



MPLS – What is it?

Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a type of data-carrying technique for high-performance telecommunications networks that directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookup’s in a routing table. The labels identify virtual links (paths) between distant nodes rather than endpoints. MPLS can encapsulate packets of various network protocols, hence its name “multi-protocol”. MPLS supports a range of access technologies, including T1/E1, ATM, Frame Relay, and DSL


MPLS is a network setup that I use at work on a day to day basis. The company work for pays another company that provides the MPLS layer to us. This Network As a Service company helps get the internet connections for each of our stores, and connects them into the MPLS network, providing secure communications between the stores and the data center. This new MPLS layer will replace the older aging VPN tunnels that link the stores to the data center.

One of the great beauties of MPLS, is the fact that it essentially makes your connections between locations, into a full mesh network. And if each site is configured with a backup connection, there will essentially be zero down time.mpls-wp

MPLS operates at a layer that is generally considered to lie between traditional definitions of OSI Layer 2 (data link layer) and Layer 3 (network layer), and thus is often referred to as a layer 2.5 protocol. It was designed to provide a unified data-carrying service for both circuit-based clients and packet-switching clients which provide a datagram service model. It can be used to carry many different kinds of traffic, including IP packets, as well as native ATM, SONET, and Ethernet frames.


My other favorite show!

So this is another one of my favorite anime’s. In fact, this may be my all time favorite! Originally I found out about this series after reading all of the hate comments about it, and seeing memes about you either Love it or Hate it. Well with my interest caught, I had to go and check the series out. The first few episodes kept my interest, but once the Asuna/Kirito combination started, I couldn’t get enough. I spent an entire weekend doing nothing but binge watching the entire two seasons that were out. And now that I have found the novels, I am working on reading those as well.


One thing about Kirito’s avatar that seems to get to me is the fact that it changes from game to game, but that can be expected I guess for each game is different. My favorite ones of Kirito’s avatar’s would have to be the second SAO avatar, and the Gun Gale Online avatar.


Currently, I am working on binge watching the entirety of the second season, and ended up staying up until 3AM this morning watching it.


Note: I don’t own any of these images.

My first Anime

Sitting here at work, I started thinking back to what was my first anime series that I ever watched. It didn’t take very long to remember what it was, as I started watching anime in late November of 2015. So I have only been watching for about nine months now.

But my first anime show was Dimension W. If i remember correctly, i saw a picture on Facebook of Mira that caught my attention. After a quick brief look up of the series (which was only half way through its season), I downloaded and watched all that I could and quickly became hooked.


The second anime series that I watched was Gate – Thus the JSDF Fought There! Immediately one of my all time favorites, and I find myself sometimes watching and re-watching the series over and over again. I’m not so sure how i found this one, though i believe i found it because it was airing during the same season as Dimension W was. Immediately though I took a liking to Rory Mercury and Itami.


What was your first anime show you watched? Leave your response in the comments below!!!!!

Dual Wielding IP addresses

Hello all!

So the other day I came across a problem, that I couldn’t quite figure out. I wanted to be able to self host this WordPress blog, and also have my media server still be able to be connected to from the outside. So I figured that the easiest way to do this would to contact my provider (Comcast) and try to get two external IP addresses. I figured, heck if I do it at work all the time, why cant I do it here? Well according to Comcast, each device can only have one IP address on it at a time, and that having two external IP addresses is not allowed. They did not tell me how I can obtain a second IP address, or even try to figure out what they can do for me. I figure though, I may just have to break down, and get a Comcast Business account so i can have as many IP addresses as i want.


Also, currently this page is accessible from, but i will be changing that soon, to probably either the default or to However, no one will relay notice, as I believe I am the only one who uses this right now.


Another thought just occurred to me, why not get a second provider to handle the lighter workloads? I could get a cheap DSL line for about $30 where I am at, and that could handle this WordPress site? I have the modems and routers to handle the connection, so i don’t believe that would be a problem at all!

Network… 1… 2… 3… GO!!!!

Hello all!!!!

Not only is this site going to have anime related stuff, it will also have networking related content as well! I am a Network Admin after all! Now there may be more posts that are anime related than there will be network related, but I will figure out a way to sort those all out, so they will be view-able separate. For now, I will tag each post with the related subject!

Have Fun!