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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

webCA – A web-based certificate authority (Dockerized)

There are a couple of things I strongly disagree with in the computing industry. Probably the biggest, is how SSL certificates got started. The Problem: In my view, instead of making Public Key Infrastructure free, open, and smart (like what

Posted in .NET Core, Docker, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

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

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

Quick Review of Parrot Security OS v3.1

I had a request to review Parrot OS. I haven’t looked at it in quite some time, so I downloaded the latest from: https://www.parrotsec.org/ What is it?In short, Parrot Security OS is a security/anonymity/pentesting distribution of Linux, similar to Kali.

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Security, Uncategorized

netdata: Web-based Performance Monitoring for Linux

Co-worker Stephen pointed me in the direction of this “netdata” open source project, located here: https://github.com/firehol/netdata. Rather than trying to explain what it is first, it might be easier for you to just navigate here and be blown-away first! http://my-netdata.io/

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Uncategorized
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