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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

Cryptocurrency mining at home (2017 megapost)

A little side-project I’ve been working on is: what would it take to do cryptocurrency mining at home? We all know people went crazy with Bitcoin mining. However, as a cryptocurrency picks up steam, the complexity of the “work” gets

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

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
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