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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

ReactOS – an open source version of Windows?!

ReactOS is an actual, legal, open source version of “Windows”. This means that it is binary-compatible with Windows and runs many/most Windows programs. It’s legal because they basically recreated Windows from scratch and put it under a GNU license. Admittedly,

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Uncategorized, Windows

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 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
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