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Promoting an AD BDC

I’ve written before about how to promote a domain controller. This covered the peaceful transition of power from one machine being the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) of an Active Directory (AD) to one of the backups. However, I ran across

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Windows

App Access Control in 2018 (OAuth2 + OpenID)

One thing I’ve struggled with for the past few years is how to properly do authentication and authorization for web applications – but specifically, ASP.NET Web API (and now, ASP.NET Core Web API). In my professional opinion, building “API first”

Posted in .NET Core, ASP.NET, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Security

Setting up developer-specific configuration with .NET Core

I’m working on a project that I will likely make a public repo on GitHub. However, it has credentials for an SMTP server. I would like to set it up so that the code that is checked-in, is generic and

Posted in .NET Core, Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Security

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

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