Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Intro

Learning Domain Controller and Active Directory Windows Server 2012 requires configuration of roles and services, none of which are “activated” by default on first installation and setup. All you’re really given is the backbone of the server and it is up to the user themselves to configure all of the necessary services such as Active…

Data Exchange – JSON and XML

JSON is everywhere these days. But XML still persists. How data exchange has “changed” JSON has seen a lot of use lately, but what about XML? Both were meant to be a data exchange format; what is it about JSON that has made it the go to? JSON vs XML is an interesting topic and debate…

Fatal Medical Errors – The Taboo

Medical Errors – Leading Cause of Death in the USA Medical Errors are a lot more common than you think, however they don’t just affect one side, the providers feel just as much if not more for the mistakes that occurred. It’s not uncommon, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the USA…

What’s Donatello’s Favorite Shell? PowerShell

PowerShell. The Language of the Goobs. Material and Source adapted from Don Jones ”Why PowerShell?” eBook. Located Source As someone interested in administration of servers, I’ve always heard just how powerful PowerShell is as a scripting tool and almost a “one-size-fits-all” application. I always thought of it as a glorified command line with a blue…

Varonis Intro To Ransomware – My Thoughts

Varonis Introduction to Ransomware – My Thoughts Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned.com, recently did a free course regarding ransomware with Varonis and as something I just sat down, watched, and took notes through, I wanted to impart some physical notes and thoughts on what he had mentioned. For those that don’t know, HaveIBeenPwned is a site…

Web Dev – On Another Note MVP vs MVC

Battle of Two Patterns! MVP vs MVC One day later, MVP pops up. MVP vs MVC. Just a few days after I wrote my post about MVC, I came across a variation of it called MVP: Model, View, Presenter. This time around, the controller is replaced with the presenter which contains the UI business logic…

Intro to Virtualization and Hypervisors!

Virtualize This. Sure! Let me pull out my handy dandy virtualization and spin up a new virtual machine! For all forms virtualization, it all starts with a hypervisor. A hypervisor is a piece of software that runs and manages virtual machines, and security-wise prevents them from escaping out into the host machine. Because these are…

SysAdmin Path! What I’m Doing!

I wanna be the very best (sysadmin)! The sysadmin that no one could ever beeeaattt— dooh dooh dooh (Sys-Ad-Min) How was that? Hopefully you read that title under the pokemon theme song, but if you didn’t… well sigh. Well there isn’t much I could have really given a hint to in the title though. But here…

Web Dev – My attempt to explain MVC

MVC – Model, View, Controller MVC is a relatively abstract “ideal” and plan to help design user interfaces. But it’s downright confusing. MVC is a “software architectural pattern”… duh what? In more simple terms, it’s a concept and pattern on how you should design your website. It’s a concept that helps you organize your code…

Web Dev – Static Site Generators

What are Static Site Generators? I thought everything was supposed to be “dynamic” to get with the times? Never Fear! Static Site Generators are here! Dynamic. Dynamic Duo. Dynamics. Weren’t we taught that dynamic is the way to go? That static things are no longer as progressive and robust to keep up with the changing technologies? Well….