Unleash your inner root

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Snakes, why did it have to be…

The year 2016 is here! *Deep refreshing breath* I love the smell of IT on a fresh year, and this year is no exception. So as I go about my work today, I find a reason to write a script. This leads me of course to the choice of language. I could do a simple…

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More than an editor, A way of life.

Every keyboard cowboy out there has their favorite editor. On the windows side you will hear a few murmured debates between Visual Studio, Eclipse, Notepad++(for the simpler folk) and a few other editors that likely deserve an honorable mention that I cant recall… On the Linux side it often comes down to EMACs and vim….

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Building Better Authentication: 01

In Today’s modern world, The Traditional “username + password” authentication scheme has been under heavy attack. Its clear that with how brilliant system Crackers are these day’s (yes, I said Crackers, not hackers. I’m taking the word ‘hacker’ back. Deal with it.) we can’t really stick with using simple password based authentication anymore. No matter…

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What it takes to get into IT

The un-initiated often ask: I’ve been thinking of getting into IT, what does it take to get started? Now, some IT junkies I’ve heard answer this question reply with some useless information like: “oh, Study XYZ, learn Linux this, or windows that. Get Certification A, or B, and then get started by trying to get…

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Be Water My Friend…

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes…

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Github and Saltstack and Security (oh my)

Greetings Meta-Wizards! First, Welcome to the first posting of “Admin’s Log” A place for me to basically just say things that don’t fit into tutorial format. First of all, in general: I have a github account where I’ll be keeping a few random projects that interest me. Second, The reason I bring this up is…

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