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Philanthropic uses of your computing power (mining rigs)

I recently posted about cryptocurrency mining at home. This is where you use video card GPU’s, which have tremendous processing power, to make a little money from mining cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. There are in fact, other uses

Posted in Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Professional Development

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

Using VMware vSphere or XenServer for a Hypervisor

As I’ve been digging into some of the newer infrastructure technologies lately, it dawned on me that I really knew nothing about VMWare and XenServer. The primary reason for my VMWare ignorance was that every time I went anywhere near

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Windows

Using Vagrant to create a reproducible, multi-machine, virtualized dev environment (IaC)

This is another piece of very cool technology that I ran across recently. Imagine that for your software development project, you want to bring up virtual machines on your workstation. For example, image you might use: Name=webserver 2GB of RAM,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, 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

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

5 reasonable steps to significantly increase your online security and privacy

As I’ve been expanding my “cybersecurity” (or “cysec”, as I call it and am trying to get to catch on) knowledge, I’ve been very disturbed by what I’ve been finding. I went from thinking: “most things are reasonably secure, I’d

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized
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