Synology NAS Review

The NAS that makes it so you can use a NAS and cloud storage without having to "trust" anyone

If you work in IT, you're familiar with the utility of a NAS. In my professional experience, they have often functioned as a temporary data transfer mechanism. For many years the …

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Moving Past the Blacklist

For many years there has been a gradual, but steady, acceptance that the "old" way of doing IT security was no longer good enough.

I’m sure that some people would disagree with my simplifying security strategies into two simple buckets of old and new, however bear with me. Old …

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Bitcoin - My take + Multi-signature

People who know me, know that once I get interested in something, I’m like a dog with their favorite bone. I won’t stop until I know as much as there is to know about that thing, or I get bored of it. Bitcoin / Blockchain has been that thing …

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Blockchain! I don't know what it is... but I MUST need it!

Apparently “Blockchain” is the new NoSQL. With lots of startups deciding to take lessons learned from Bitcoin, and create software platforms useful to “everyone”! I smell another Mongo. I’m not the only one either. BitX Beyond The Blockchain BitX is the Coinbase (Bitcoin exchange) for South Africa, and their …

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Perfect Windows KVM Setup

Background Anyone who knows me well, will be surprised to see a post of mine related to Windows. I’m not a huge proponent of the Operating System, but never the less, I have administered it since the late 90’s. Good ol’ Windows NT, startup scripts... those were the …

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Open Source Tape Backups (Bareos)

In this post I’m going to take you through some of the background surrounding data backups, tapes vs disk vs cloud, as well as an actual tutorial for the option that worked best for one of my clients – BareOS. Before getting into the general discussion of storage mediums, it …

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