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.

Ansible should be developed in a tested & modular process such that infrastructure is built by composing a number of independent modules (called roles in Ansible). This allows for flexibility of de...

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Today I played with LetsEncrypt which is a community effort with commercial backing the likes of Mozilla, Cisco, EFF & a wealth of others. The basic premise is that security should be straight-forw...

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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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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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