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Proxmox – a great Hypervisor for running servers

In present day, the context in which you run a server or application has become quite blurred. In the olden days, you’d install an operating system on physical hardware and run your application on that. Nowadays, not only do you

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, PowerShell, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Getting started with OpenStack – cloud software for your data center

It seems to me that the world of IT infrastructure had a big shift several years ago when Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure started offering off-premise infrastructure, which was collectively called “the cloud”. This is the concept of

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

The case for using private VPN

Whether you are an IT professional or just a regular internet user, if you don’t know what I mean by private VPN, then this post is just for you. I’ve talked about using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on this

Posted in AWS, Azure, Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) vs custom code. Build vs Buy (Oct 2015 Edition)

NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are my own, based on my own research and testing! There was the olden days of websites and mobile technology. There were proprietary silos of technology. Then, there was an awkward

Posted in ASP.NET, AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, SQL, Uncategorized, Web Services

Troubleshooting a broken WordPress site on IIS

To know me is to know how much I really dislike WordPress. Yes, it could very well be from my own ignorance of the product – but it just seems like it’s the most “thrown-together” product, and it uses an

Posted in Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Resetting a VM password in Azure

I had another catastrophic issue with my main workstation yesterday: it failed to boot after I installed a bunch of updates. It kept failing with INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Ugg. This resulted in my re-installing WIndows 8.1. I have things situated such that

Posted in Azure, General, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Windows
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