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I love data – and the importance of monitoring

February 27th, 2017

I find failure causes interesting.  I enjoy fixing things, but more so I like learning why something is broke.  A large part of fixing any problem is finding the root cause.  One of the things that can aid in finding a root cause is data.  The more data you have on something, the easier it is […]

Taking over from a failure of an IT company

September 7th, 2016

Taking on a new client is a fairly normal occurrence most of the time. It usually goes decently smooth, getting domain and hardware passwords transferred over, sharing knowledge collected over time, making notes of any gotchya’s or unique issues with a client. Every once in a while though taking over a client leads to a […]

A word about Ubiquiti EdgeRouters

July 4th, 2016

Well, it is 2016 and my Linksys E2000 router that I’ve been using since 2010 and running DD-WRT on was still in use.  It was still a fine router for what I was using it for, but it is starting to show its age.  For one, it didn’t support dual band Wifi (2.4ghz and 5ghz). […]

Let’s Encrypt!

May 4th, 2016

Thanks to the Let’s Encrypt project you can now browse my website in glorious https using the free Let’s Encrypt certificate.  It was fairly simply to get the certificate issued and set up the automatic renewal job on the web server.  Let’s Encrypt is providing an interesting service to the masses by making basic https (TLS) […]

Why isn’t everyone doing 2-factor Auth?

October 18th, 2015

Seriously, it is 2015 now.  Every big service provider should be supporting some form of 2-factor authentication.  Google is a prime example of the right way to implement this, and everyone should be following their lead.  This weekend I had an email account I hadn’t used in over a year get its password cracked.  The […]

Fix Synology Sickbeard Shortcut When Using https

February 12th, 2014

I have been working on getting SickBeard setup on my Synology DS1512+ NAS, and I’ve got pretty much everything worked out.  One of the final things I wanted to get working properly was https support with my self signed certificate I setup for my Synology.  I know, not really very important since I’ll only ever […]

MS Surface Pro Tablet Redux

November 29th, 2012

Five months is an eternity in the technology industry.  Five months ago I wrote about how I was excited for the Windows Surface Pro tablets to hit the market.  Today, I couldn’t care less about them.  A few key factors have caused my 180° turn around from my previous excitement. First off, I ended up […]

Tricky php.ini settings

April 19th, 2012

There are several ways PHP settings can be adjusted.  The 2 most common are in the Apache config file, or usually, the php.ini file. Typically you can use phpinfo(); to get the php settings.  This is extremely useful as it also shows EXACTLY which php.ini file is being used to pull its configuration from. I […]

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