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Rancher for Container Orchestration

Despite “containers” being a Linux technology, I believe Windows containers has an even bigger value-proposition. Because Windows is more “bloated” than Linux, and because it’s common to just “spin up another VM” for minimal workloads, I think turning Windows workloads

Posted in Computers and Internet, Docker, General, Infrastructure

Ansible Crash Course

In present-day, there are many great technologies for “automating stuff”. One newer concept is Infrastructure as Code (IaC), which is where you define how your infrastructure should look in “code” (a config file), and then various tools will go out

Posted in Ansible, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Security

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

Cryptocurrency mining at home (2017 megapost)

UPDATE: 22-Aug-2017 – turns out Genesis Mining is either a scam, or is hacked beyond recovery. They were “hacked” a month ago, and still have not given out payouts to many/most customers. A little side-project I’ve been working on is:

Posted in Blockchain, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology

Polishing up your networking skills

I don’t know about you, but I learned about IPv4 back in the olden days and “pretty much” got the gist of the major concepts. You have: The classes (A, B, C, etc) and concepts around routing. This went away

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Professional Development, Security

Setting up your home lab

For a long time, I’ve been a big fan of technical people having a “home lab”. Whether you’re a developer, work in networking, or server management – what better place to: learn new technology, and also bring enterprise-class technology to

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

Synology and the state of consumer NAS devices

In modern day, you likely have some disk storage needs. For example: Just regular, important files Family photos and videos Regular backups of everyone’s computer (optional) IP cameras, and a way to record them Network Attached Storage, or NAS is

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