Image Building Checklist

Image Building Checklist

With the recent release of Windows 10 Anniversary addition, I was tasked with creating a new desktop image to deployed on any newly-purchased computers. While this is a fairly straightforward task, I know that I always forget to include something in the image. It’s generally something trivial, but it’s annoying. It requires that you I …

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How to Build a Breakfast Nook

How to Build a Breakfast Nook

Happy 4th. I bought a house last month. This was on the list of one of the first major projects I wanted to get done after moving in. As I was walking through the house before buying it, I saw this kitchen corner and instantly envisioned a breakfast nook. This picture below shows the previous …

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Why I Haven’t Fixed Your Issue

Why I Haven’t Fixed Your Issue

Hey there. You posted an issue on one of my GitHub projects. It’s long past the point of being considered “stale”. Don’t worry. I’m completely aware of it. I mean, GitHub was even kind enough to send me an e-mail letting me know about your issue. How thoughtful. I skimmed through the e-mail briefly. I …

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Cisco Switch Initial Configuration

Cisco Switch Initial Configuration

The following are the different steps we’ll accomplish in this video: Configure Hostname Disable name resolution Configure management IP address Configure default gateway Configure a local username and password Configure enable password Configure secret password Configure console password Configure synchronous logging on console Configure an exec timeout of 10 minutes over console Configure telnet access …

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How to Console to a Cisco Device From a Mac

How to Console to a Cisco Device From a Mac

I’ve always felt that my networking skills were somewhat lacking. I passed all of the Cisco courses in school, but at the time, I think I was just too bogged down with other coursework that I never really had a chance to go back and learn it really well, and in-depth. Now, I’m kicking myself …

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OwnCloud – A Worthy Google Drive Competitor

OwnCloud – A Worthy Google Drive Competitor

TLDR; OwnCloud is a great tool, it’s easy to setup and maintain, and best of all — it’s free. If you’re worried about hosting sensitive information on someone else’s servers in the cloud, it can definitely give you some peace of mind knowing that your files are kept on your server, and nobody can access …

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4 Ways I Disagree with Dave Ramsey

4 Ways I Disagree with Dave Ramsey

This is going to be another one of those posts that has nothing to do with technology, but again, it’s my blog so I can post whatever the hell I want. I wouldn’t consider myself an “audiobook junkie”, but on long road trips, I definitely find myself passing the time quicker by listening to something …

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10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My College Self

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My College Self

I graduated college, yesterday. As such, it’s been a little bit of an emotional morning, as homo as that makes me sound and feel. I’ve been sitting here reminiscing about all the great times that I’ve had, people I’ve met, and experiences that I’ll hold and treasure forever. I also think back to all the …

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Install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux

Install PHP 7 on Ubuntu Linux

Less than a week ago, PHP 7.0 was released. It’s the first major release since PHP 5.0 was released in 2004, and there have been some pretty incredible improvements. For the past few weeks, I’ve been perusing the interwebs looking at various performance benchmarks of PHP 7 vs PHP 5.6. Most, if not all, statistics …

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