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I recently came across a blog post that inspired me to install ELK on a server and pipe the log data to it from pfsense. Fantastic article, fantastic dashboard and wonderful inspiration. I banged my way through things armed with the blog post and several Internet searches. In the end Read more…


I have been working to tweak an install of Zabbix to monitor my internal network. I like the map feature quite a bit due to its ability to customize. Here is a map of my primary infrastructure with active links which show the port and link speed. By active I Read more…


In the coming days I am expecting to post a large amount of technical data on the Nokia IP690.


Recently there has been a lot of news surrounding Truecrypt. For those who are not aware, Truecrypt offers disk encryption across several platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac) which is relatively easy to use. The news that erupted on to the Internet was that it was insecure and had come to Read more…


Registration on the site is no longer open.


This is part 3, but it is really an addendum to part 2. My hard drive SMART data stopped showing up. In fact I am not even sure how I got it in the first place unless perhaps I set the UID bit on smartctl… At any rate, these are Read more…


Windows 7 is a heffer!


I recently moved my server from Slackware to Gentoo. There were several reasons for this move to which I may write something up later, however I am pleased with the results so far. Of the services my server provided, DNS for the local network was among them. I ran a Read more…


I think this has to be one of my favorite images of all time!

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Most who fail have yet to really try!