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Category Archives: The Day Job

Hacker Games

Sounds like a good title for a book! Except it’s not. In my day job, I’m a professional geek. And, what I mean by that is that I work with computers for money. It seems like the vast majority of the guys my age who got into computers professionally did so because they were inspired […]

A Personal Security Plan

It’s never too late, or too early, to get more secure on-line. Those of you who know me, know that I spend most of my days toiling in the corporate data mines and as a result, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about computer security. I also tend to be tech support for […]

Scam The Scammers

In the Christmas spirit of giving, give the scammers a headache. I don’t know about you, but this time of year, I seem to get twice the number of scam and spam email that I normally get. It’s pretty terrible. I mean, most of the year, it’s bad enough, but we are all extra busy […]

Ulitmate Free Linux Software Collection

That’s a long title for something only a few of my hardcore readers will be interested in. I used to blog about a lot of hardcore geeky things, professional geeky things and personal geeky things both. But, for a while now, I’ve drifted away from some of the geekier stuff. It’s not that I have […]

Free Creative Business Course

Seems like everyone is looking for a “side hustle” these days. Personally, I’ve never felt very comfortable in a real entrepreneurial role, but even I have gone hunting for a side business on occasion, trying to get a leg up. When I was in college, I wrote. I’d always had the idea that I might […]

Building Resumes

No, I’m not talking about building the skills that go on resumes, but the resume itself. For reasons that are best left unexplored, I’ve been thinking about resumes lately.  Specifically, writing them and formatting them.  It’s a chore.  And, it’s hard to do well, frankly.  For example, I’ve been using the same basic resume format […]

Windows 10 Tips

My wife and I officially upgraded our laptops this month, which means we’re now running Windows 10. Personally, I like Windows 10. I think it’s got all the best features of Windows 7 with a minimal amount of new junk that Microsoft threw in to justify a new version, and charge for it.  Now, my […]

SysAdmin Screencasts

Not my usual Friday Fun, but great for system administrators trying to get ahead. And, not too bad for power users trying to figure out some of what the professional system administrators are talking about when they’re trying to talk over your head. What I’ve got for you this week, gentle readers, are “bite-sized” system […]

Evernote IT Documentation Templates

Prepare yourself for some high-intensity geekery! No, seriously. So, I’ve been contracting somewhere that has virtually no network documentation and what little they did have got destroyed in a catastrophic event.  For privacy and security, not to mention client confidentiality, I won’t go into details on that.  But, as a result, one of the things […]

Security In A Box

First of all, you should know I’m talking about computer security, not home security. Secondly, know that “in a box” really means something more like “all in one place”. I’m suggesting this site this week because security is on my mind.  Not only in a corporate sense, but in a personal sense.  In a professional […]


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