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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

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
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