Enterprise Tooling - Security

Security Software This class of enterprise software includes not only antivirus software, but also firewalls, vpn solutions and the like. To be sure, I am not a security expert, so I have not dealt with a huge range of these...

Blogging is Hard!

I am back, blogging again for at least one day. I know, “Two posts in one day, what’s up with that!”. Well it is really posting a page I had written and ready for a while, and now this one I...

MySQL Database Tips

I am quickly learning that knowing Zabbix means knowing the underlying database as much as it does the application itself. This is a quick and simple post of several MySQL Database Queries I seem to need frequently while maintaining Zabbix. Most...

Learning to Blog - The Flip side.

It is true, to be popular, consumable, and most of all, useful, to many people pictures are a requirement. Even on this site, I use pictures a lot to try to show what I did, or didn’t do, to clarify a...

Devolution's Remote Desktop Manager Review

Before I get too deep into this, I want to provide a disclaimer - I am a Devolutions Force member and, literally as of today’s post, have begun taking part in their affiliate program. In fact, the link at the bottom of this page is the first affiliate link I...

No Telnet? Powershell to the rescue

Telnet has long been banned by many companies due to the inherent risk it poses for malicious actors to use as a easy vector. However, for many administrators, no telnet means loss of a built in tool that provides many useful...

Learning to Blog

As I realized my blog posts were just huge walls of text, I have started to try to incorporate more pictures - more images to be precise - to my pages. I started out with lots of screenshots due to the...

Communication - The key differentiator

It’s the small things that make the difference. The devil is in the details. The road to Hell is paved one sin at a time. Everyone hears these, or similar statements, yet so few realize the full impact of that. Too...

IT Tooling - Part 2

Part 1 of this series explored two categories of tools of the IT trade that I deem critical to my success as an IT professional. The Operating System, which forces the choices of many of the other tools, is...

Happy New Year!

Once again we have started a new year. 2018 is now officially 100% history, and what a year it was. The good, and bad, can be looked on as nostalgic, or if appropriate - painful, reminders of our...

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