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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

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

Building a Kali Linux KDE image

Well, the second major release of Kali 2 came out and we were told you could now have different desktop experiences! Instead of the clunky old Gnome interface: you could use modern window managers like KDE: or super-fast window managers

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

The dilution of the operating system

As you might know, I resigned from a position I had for exactly 10 years, exclusively supporting Microsoft .NET development. That was a couple of months ago. Without “having” to stay on Windows anymore in my new role, I’ve been

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Uncategorized, Windows

Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio
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