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Building a Security Mindset

****Disclaimer: I'm not a psychologist, psychiatrist, brain matter expert or guru of all monkey manners. This post is my viewpoint from what I've experienced and learned... or tried to learn. If you have a different viewpoint, please... Read more
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New Blogger - whoami

I suppose I should start this thing with a quick whoami jmichaels@blog:/# whoami jmichaels jmichaels@blog:/# finger jmichaels Login:... Read more
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IPv6 Does Not Mean The End of IPv4

I know I’ve touched on this topic in some of my “IT Management” overview blogs, but it’s an important one, so I thought I’d give it a blog all its own. Even though we have a living myth that cats and dogs never get along, we all know it ju... Read more
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BitTorrent For Distributed Deployments

About 3 years ago I was working at a small startup and had a conversation with one of my coworkers about using BitTorrent for distributed deployments in our datacenter. We got on the whiteboard, drew up some preliminary ideas, and then got ou... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 11/06/2009

While ramping up for "The Next Big Thing" continues amongst the DC staff, there is much to talk about in regards to content that's happening in the here and now, not just in the eagerly awaited future (with jet-packs and stuff…).... Read more
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Linux is Not the Answer to Security Problems

Malicious links served up in a browser are OS agnostic. They don’t care about the OS because the target is people, not technology. In response to the problem of links and trust put forth in a recent post a reader replies that the answer to “evil... Read more
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We’re sorry. The IPv4 address you are trying to reach has been disconnected.

We know what the problem is. We know what the solution is. So why aren’t we doing something about it? Every year, around April Fools’ day, someone pulls out the old “Internet Spring Cleaning” gag. For those of us who are not technical neophytes... Read more
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The worst misuse of the term 'load balancing' ever

I've seen some controversial use of terminology to describe technology before but this one beats them all. I'm cruising through my Google alerts, looking for something interesting, when I come across this post: Linux Web Server Hack -... Read more
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Knoppix Rox

I'm not an IT pro. But, sometimes I get to play one at home (which is scarier than on TV). I'm always amazed when forced to dive deeply into the PC abyss at how things have changed with managing and maintaining desktop PCs and laptops.... Read more
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When 'Free' Isn't. Help me choose a distro!

Lori and I run a lot of servers out of the house, and we're replacing one that has served us well but is nearing the end of its useful life. Since this particular server is publicly exposed, it gets Linux by default. That's our policy, and... Read more
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