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GitHub vs GitLab

With Microsoft positioned buy GitHub (for around $2,000,000,000 dollars) – I was reading about how many Linux people were saying they leave GitHub.com. But to where? I mean, there is always: https://www.bitbucket.org – which is great, but GitHub.com is a

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Team Foundation Server

Organization Tools (early 2018)

It’s a new year and people are often motivated to organize their lives. At work too, we’ve been digging into the planning of what kind of work we are going to do this year. At this point, I feel comfortable

Posted in General, Organization will set you free, Professional Development

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

Mind Mapping Software

It seems to me that our minds organize things in hierarchies, or “graphs”. Not “graphs” like a chart, but graph as in an organized matrix of data. I think that because: I’m constantly drawn to software that represents graphs in

Posted in General, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized

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
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