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Adding some AI to just about anything (Part 1 – NLP)

I’ve been working on some fun and interesting things at work lately. One thing is we are in the processing of building out a chatbot. That is, you type in a question “some place”, and you get a rich response

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Machine Learning, New Technology

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

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

Hurricane Irma and Technology

I live in Florida and was affected by Hurricane Irma which hit on the night of September 10, 2017. In fact, the actual path of the eye was around 15 miles east of my city. Despite that, my home luckily

Posted in General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free

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

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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