I love playing with technology of all sorts. I've been tinkering with computers all the way back to the venerable Commodore VIC-20 way back in the early 1980's! I spent some time during my high school years being a SysOp for one of the early school BBS systems called K12Net that was part of FidoNet. I spent some time on Solaris for fun collecting a couple SparcStations before finally settling into Linux.

Here is where I write about some of the things I play with now from time to time. Most often I'll write about various tools & software I'm fiddling with, but the topics could range into anything technical related. I hope youf find something in here that you enjoy & more importantly can learn from.

This spring our family did something unique. We took advantage of the fact that our kids are home schooled & I work remotely (from home) by taking a three week trip to Cape Cod. I thought I'd write...

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There's been many times where I've accidentally started a long-running process in a terminal only to realize that I need to leave but can't disconnect or the process will die. If I were thinking I wo...

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I'm six months into a job where I get to work exclusively remotely. This has been a dream of mine for quite some time so I'm beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to fulfill it. It's not without i...

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Distributing application credentials in a secure & encrypted manner is critical to maintaining internal security best practices. This proposal aims to describe a method for distributing these credent...

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The following set of rules should govern how Puppet configuration data is constructed & maintained. These are rules & guidelines we compiled where I work to help guide other infrastructure developers...

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