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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

Making the (heavily-disclaimed) case for a ChromeBook

It all started with the price. I keep seeing ChromeBook’s everywhere for CRAZY cheap. You can get new ones from like $139 and up, and used ones for maybe $79 and up. But what is it? What’s the deal with

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

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

Running your own email server (2015 megapost edition)

Of all of the professional development things I’ve done in the last few years, this has been the most time-consuming, and educational, and tedious, and frustrating… and tedious.. So, in this post I’ll cover all the things I’ve learned –

Posted in Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Raspberry Pi, Security, Uncategorized

Scaleway IaaS dedicated ARM servers

This is not a sponsored post, I just REALLY like this idea! So there is this company Scaleway in France who developed a Single Board Computer (SBC) similar to a Raspberry Pi, but specifically designed them to work in rackmount

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized

Getting started with Google AdSense and Google Analytics

If you have a website, you might think “Hey, can’t I make some money by adding advertisements?” and also “how do I know how many visitors I have?” – because after all, the advertisements are based on page views and

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

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
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