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. 

cutting the cord

Cutting the Cord

June 1, 2023

Cutting the Cord If you have not cut the cord, now might be the right time. Cutting the cord isn’t nearly as difficult as you may think. We cut the cord just prior to COVID and the hardest part for me was when I sat down on the couch and...

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Found on Facebook

May 31, 2023

Found on Facebook This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas & Pop, who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer….. The computer swallowed Grandma, Yes, honestly it’s true! She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’ And disappeared from view It devoured her completely, The thought just...

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Robotic Dog

Robotic ‘Dogs’ to be tested on US/Mexico border

March 7, 2023

Robotic ‘Dogs’ to be tested on US/Mexico border Interesting stuff here, now I don’t know much about Ghost Robotics, but if they are anything like the products that Boston Dynamics produces, then I can tell you that those illegally crossing the board are in for a special “treat”. Here are...

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Click Farm - Rows of laptops

Faking It on Social Media

February 28, 2023

Faking It on Social Media Right, so you want to promote the new video for your new restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan… You need people to fill your restaurant so you can pay your employees and your rent, period. After all, you are in business to make money, plain and...

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Web Design - Analytics - Branding - Content - Marketing

Choosing a Website Designer

February 16, 2023

Choosing a Website Designer In a previous post we talked about do you really need a website. Now we will talk about designing your website. There are many web designers out there, some professional and many not. If you choose to go with a design company for your website, then...

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cable porn

Cable Porn

February 4, 2023

Cable Porn Stop, wait, what in the hell is “cable porn”? Simply put, “Cable Porn”, is the art of making your cable, wires, and conduit, nice, clean, and tidy. Not sure about the history of the name. As I work in IT and have laid out a ton of network...

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What a mess of wires and cables

What A Mess

December 26, 2022

What A Mess Some countries don’t seem to have a standard on how they run their cords and cables. And the winner is!!! Cut the black wire, only the black wire. LOL

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Corebore Hole

Someone Had A Bad Day

December 18, 2022

Someone Had A Bad Day For those that aren’t sure what these photos are about, these are cores from a borehole. Most multi-story buildings have concrete floors (not just the first floor, but all floors). In order to run utilities from floor to floor, a borehole is drilled and these...

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