Technology

Welcome to the technology page of my blog. I love tech, and I have been doing IT since high school (the mid-80s). I cut my teeth on an Apple IIe, self-taught basic. When I graduated high school, I joined the Marine Corps and was selected for a technology field. At that time, the Marine Corps didn’t have a systems administrator, so I cross-trained as a Unix System Admin, becoming certified in SunOS, shortly after that period, I started to learn the Windows OS,. learning Windows 3.0 and then 3.1. I also became a certified Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 System Admin. 

As time went by I became MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) twice, once for Windows 2000 and once for Windows 2003 (these certifications include Windows 2000 and Windows XP). To include modern certifications include CompTIA Security + SANS/GIAC GSLC (GIAC Security Leadership Certification). And extensive RMF (NIST Risk Management Framework) training and real-world application.

Today, most of my modern experience is with the Windows desktop side of the world (Windows 7, 8 10 & 11), but I do have plenty of servers 2008, 2012, 2016 & 2019 experience.

I also have very strong networking and Cyber Security experience, working in various IA (Information Assurance) efforts over the years. 

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Server Room Of Doom

May 5, 2024

Server Room Of Doom In 1977, a text-based adventure game was released. Zork is a text-based adventure game wherein the player explores the ruins of the Great Underground Empire. The player types text commands for their character to traverse locations, solve puzzles, and collect treasure. The game has hundreds of...

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Crypto growing

Thousands of WordPress Sites Get Hacked

April 10, 2024

Thousands of WordPress Sites Get Hacked Nearly 2,000 WordPress sites were hacked to display a fake NFT and discount pop-up that tricks visitors into connecting their crypto wallets to a crypto drainer, which will steal all the funds in the wallet. Cybersecurity company, Sucuri discovered the hack in early March...

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Nerding Out Over The Sphere

March 20, 2024

Nerding Out Over The Sphere What is the Sphere you ask? The Sphere is one of the newest destination spots on the Las Vegas Strip. It is designed so the inside and the outside display high-resolution graphics. But there is so much more the technology is mind-boggling. The Las Vegas...

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cyber security

Computer Security Day

November 30, 2023

Computer Security Day Sadly there is only one Computer Security Day each year as I know many people seem to never learn anything about Computer Security. Cyber security affects everything from where we bank and how we spend our money to who we elect to public office. It isn’t a...

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Raining Money

Is This Going To Be The Death of YouTube?

November 7, 2023

Is This Going To Be The Death of YouTube? YouTube has been getting rather greedy with these ads/commercials. They announced that in late 2023, they were experimenting with instead of showing short ads interspersed throughout a video, YouTube is trying out longer chunks of ads for non-Premium subscribers that appear...

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HP Ink and Toner as a Subscription Service

October 31, 2023

HP Ink and Toner as a Subscription Service HP seems to be dipping its feet into the “product as a service” or subscription-based with their “Instant Ink” service. Long story short, they will send you “free” ink if you subscribe to their service. They will monitor your printer and when...

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