On a recent phone call I was asked the question, "What is your biggest engineering challenge to date and how did you overcome it?" This question I'd consider quite vague as engineering is a broad subject. On one hand, I'd love to be able to say there was a huge problem that needed to
After sharing my previous post, I had some questions about what actual exporters I’m using, where and why! In this post I’ll tackle the exporters themselves, why I selected them and how they’re being used. If you haven’t read the previous article yet, I encourage you to take a look! The Exporters Using Prometheus, I have
Recently, I've been doing a lot of penetration test reports. It's given me lots more insight on forming a better report, my initial reports were subpar at-best now that I've done dozens of them. I thought I'd make this post and share some tricks I've learned along the way, and things to avoid.
WordPress is a bulky application by nature, and with its ecosystem makes it easy to install anything you can imagine. This comes with some reasonable consequences as there will be more weight on the application during load time. For part one, we're going to focus on the server-side of things, specifically, what can you
It's crazy to most, but I wake up every day at 5 AM and don't sleep till midnight -- sometimes later. That gives me 5 hours of sleep per day. I've been like this most of my life, I find this is the perfect balance between productivity and exhaustion, many tell me I
I've been experimenting with NoMachine since yesterday to see how it holds it. So far it's been a successful test on my local machine, and I can easily connect to remote machines. Pros Latency? What latency! Generally, you don't notice much if any latency when using NoMachine, just like you'd expect from Remote Desktop
Firewalls are designed with the best intentions in mind, but, they come with their faults. As a systems administrator, I have to routinely deal with users evading the firewalls with ssh tunnels. Some are unknowingly doing this, by using an application with embedded malware against company policies that tries to evade detection. Today was
Have you ever been faced with a bug that feels like it'll never end? As one door closed you find four more opened up in their place, and the complexity multiplies? I believe it's safe to say we've all been there, and possibly years later the after-effects of the bug still remain. To fix