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A collection of 29 posts

Oct 26, 2019

My Research and Study Notes

My Research and Study Notes

Since the majority of time I spend involves researching, studying, or labbing a technology, I've put up a new section. I'll be listing topics, my notes, and links to resources, books, articles, etc...

Aug 4, 2018

Installing Microsoft SQL 2016 and Management Studio

Installing Microsoft SQL 2016
and Management Studio

I'm installing MS SQL 2016 in this lab. Things like WSUS, will be moved here after their default installs, to see how those migration processes work. Later, these databases will be moved to a clustered environment, to explore that migration path, as well.

Jul 24, 2018

Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04

Saying Hello to an Old Friend, or at Least it's Weird CousinI've been a Google Chrome fanboy for sometime. So, when I started using Ubuntu, I looked for my normal Google Chrome experience.

Jul 24, 2018

Install xRDP on Ubuntu 18.04

Because, Sometimes you need a Remote GUI.I like RDP, it's familiar. I've used it forever. It has it's strengths, like ease of setup, and familiarity. It also has some weaknesses if not

Jul 22, 2018

Laboratorium Rattus The Animal Within

RebuildI finally had the opportunity to purchase some long awaited lab equipment. So of course, I'm going all Lab Rat, and doing a total rebuild. Making it presentable was a requirement from my

May 25, 2018

Who is Veeam? And Why I Use Them

Who is Veeam?
And Why I Use Them

Backing IT upProbably best known for it's backup and recovery products, Veeam has positioned itself in the last twelve years, as a market leader in the availability space. Servicing 300K customers, large and

Mar 15, 2018

VeeamON 2018 Conference Alright, Who's Going?

What?VeeamON is the annual conference for Veeam Customers and Partners. Two and a half days of General Sessions, Keynotes, over 60 breakout sessions, talking to Veeam Experts, getting certified, and exploring the

Dec 29, 2017

Finally Live with Only Two Days to Spare

Finally Live
with Only Two Days to Spare

Tick TockNothing like waiting until the last moment, with only two days remaining on my Wordpress.com plan. I've been working on the blog migrations since summer, so I was neither surprised, nor

Mar 26, 2017

Do you love IT? Live IT!

Are you in tune?Ever take up an musical instrument? Perhaps, took a class at the community college or a private instructor? Maybe you finished the class, joined the school band, or had

Aug 3, 2016

Change Management Change Your Evil Ways!

Wait, you're supposed to manage changes?Change management, change tracking, change control, simple words that mean so many different things to people. Most companies have some process to manage changes to their environment.

May 29, 2016

2016...50% done loading A Blur

WhirlwindMay and June were blurs and on the first of July, 50% of 2016 was complete. It has been a whirlwind the last couple of months for both my work and irl. I've

Apr 8, 2016

Sparks of Inspiration Be Inspired

What is Inspiration?A quick Google search on inspiration yields two simple definitions. To be "mentally stimulated to do or feel" and the act of "drawing in of breath; inhalation". A breathe of

Jan 2, 2016

A Sip from the infoFireHose A Series

OverwhelmingThis is the first in a series posts titled Sipping from the Info Fire Hose. Plainly put, attempting to stay abreast in technology today is like attempting to drink from a firehose. You

Dec 31, 2015

Happy New Year and a New Home

Hello 20162015 is backed up and archived. Well not all of it. You may have noticed, the blog design and location has changed yet again. The virtual machine that I did all my

Oct 19, 2015

What is WSUS? Windows Server Update Services

WSUSWikipedia defines WSUS as: "Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), previously known as Software Update Services (SUS), is a computer program developed by Microsoft Corporation that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates

Jul 10, 2015

My Pluralsight Review a Geek Candy Store

Carpe OpportunitatemFor a little over a month, I've had the excellent opportunity to review the entire Pluralsight catalog. First, I would like to say that I wasn't given the account to do a

Feb 18, 2015

What Blogging is for Me and What All This is

BloggingBlogging today comes in many forms. Personal blogs, business blogs, micro blogging platforms like Twitter and Tumblr, Some have advertisements, others not. It's up to each person or business to decide what content

Jan 2, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year
2015

Happy New Year! As my holiday draws to a close, I bathe in the light of my laptop. Staring at the white blank page that is this blog, glowing bright and I wonder what I will write this year.

Oct 9, 2013

Setting up My Blog Version 1

Setting up My Blog
Version 1

Hello All!I'm going finally to start blogging. I've lurked far too long, though I've learned much from our online IT community. Now it's time to create a little content, as well as,