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Below are just a few things I’ve come across in my time of working in IT/DevOps. After a chat with a good friend who is considering breaking into it I thought it would be worth sharing them here. 1. Take time to document and keep a copy of the document. Make sure you document issues […]

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Just found a new project… Automotive grade linux, more to come. http://docs.automotivelinux.org/docs/getting_started/en/dev/ https://content.linuxfoundation.org/auto/downloads/images/

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This day in age every website needs an SSL, thanks to the folks over at LetsEncrypt now everyone can. Its free, so there are NO EXCUSES!!! $ acme.sh –issue -d MYDOMAIN.com -d www.MYDOMAIN.com -w ~/www –dns dns_gd Looks simple, doesn’t it? Nope. Here’s what you have to do to get to that point. (The following […]

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I’ve had some recent fun setting up my home network. The family has recently moved and chatting with some friends and family, the most prominent question I got asked is “what is the first thing you are going to do after you are moved in?”. Easy, setup a home network. Im not talking about ISP […]

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If its going to happen then it’ll happen at the worst possible time. It’ll happen that friday evening just before going home/beer o’clock and it’ll be a long weekend plus whatever system dies a death will be the very system that you have logged on to exactly once, several months ago and that was in […]

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In the world of information security, port scanning is a vital part. Enterprises, organizations or regular users use port scans to probe systems for open ports and their respective services. If you think of a computer as a hallway of doors, port scanning can be compared with walking through the hallway looking for open doors. […]

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This came out of a conversation i had with a coworker, complaining about having to manually go around and gather device information from all of the active computers in the building.  They tried delegate some of the responsibility to managers and the like, albeit with little consistent success.  I thought they could simply reach out […]

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So after several years of successfully using DD-WRT, and even some higher end off-the-shelf consumer router packages, I finally decided to move to pfSense. There are a multitude of reasons for this move, but I’ll call some of them out.. Why pfSense? 1. Better Coverage I know. First world problems, right? Well,  not directly.  Typically when […]

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I have often found myself needing to search for a key name in a database. However thee does not seem to be a data dictionary or a seasoned enough analyst or DBA that can provide assistance when I am looking for a key name. When working with a pluthera of tables, views, stored procedures or […]

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/* * Could be scheduled to run once per year in a job, and will populate a holiday table. */ DECLARE @Year char(4) , @Date datetime , @Holiday datetime SET @Year = 2016 –datepart(yy, getdate()) /****************************************************************************/ if object_id (‘tempdb..#cghol’) is not null drop table #cghol create table #cghol ( Date datetime, DayofWeek varchar(20), Holiday varchar(50) […]

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