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Rocket.Chat Installation on Synology DS415+

You may or may not have heard of Rocket.Chat. It’s basically an open source clone of Slack that you deploy on your own server. The best thing about it is that it’s free and you own all of your data. … Continue reading

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Python Inventory Checker

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Free DNS subdomains

Free DNS subdomains via is a great resource for lab and test machines. They also have a free Dynamic DNS service which is a great way to keep tabs on your Home IP address in the event it should … Continue reading

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CCNP Enterprise (Routing and Switching)

Happy to say that I passed my CCNP re-certification after letting it expire in 2016. It felt good getting back in the lab and running through various routing and switching problems. I used EVE-NG to study with, it’s simply amazing … Continue reading

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Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

If you support systems @ scale than you must read the Google SRE book!  Do yourself and your team a favor by making sure you don’t repeat the mistakes in this book! This should be required reading for all managers … Continue reading

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Delegated Credentials: Improving the security of TLS certificates

This is worthy of a share if you are interested in TLS. Facebook, Cloudflare, and Mozilla are working together with the ITEF to develop a new protocol for handling the private keys for SSL certs. Facebook Engineering gives a great … Continue reading

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Tutanota: Secure email, calendar and contact list

Today I upgraded my email provider to Tutanota. They provide encrypted email hosted on servers in Germany. In addition to the encrypted inbox you can easily send end to end encrypted emails with users of other services like Gmail. Fellow … Continue reading

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Site Back Online

Website is back online after a small hiatus. I’m pretty sure my old wordpress instance had been hacked so I nuked the entire site and left it dormant for awhile. Now I’m starting to rebuild it to highlight some of … Continue reading

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