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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

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

Using VMware vSphere or XenServer for a Hypervisor

As I’ve been digging into some of the newer infrastructure technologies lately, it dawned on me that I really knew nothing about VMWare and XenServer. The primary reason for my VMWare ignorance was that every time I went anywhere near

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Windows

Using Vagrant to create a reproducible, multi-machine, virtualized dev environment (IaC)

This is another piece of very cool technology that I ran across recently. Imagine that for your software development project, you want to bring up virtual machines on your workstation. For example, image you might use: Name=webserver 2GB of RAM,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Getting started with OpenStack – cloud software for your data center

It seems to me that the world of IT infrastructure had a big shift several years ago when Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure started offering off-premise infrastructure, which was collectively called “the cloud”. This is the concept of

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Being more secure on your Android phone

I recently abandoned (and left-for-dead), Windows 10 mobile and switched to Android. My first order of business was to see what sort of security and privacy options I have. I found some excellent news and some horrible news. Here is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized
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