Posts from the ‘Tech Editorials’ Category


Editorial: MS Server 2008 – Resource Nightmare

I did not intent to do much editorializing on this site but after a rather frustrating week I thought that perhaps this might provide some stress relief.

This past week I have been working in the lab on standing up a Microsoft Office Sharepoint CMS for the purpose of testing. This CMS consisted of two separate servers runing Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010. Up until this point my customers really haven’t been using Server ’08 so I looked forward to getting a bit of hands-on time with the O/S. The experience was not pleasant. Read moreRead more


HTTPi: Awsome Portable Web Server

Working on both Windows and Linux systems its easy to see the strengths of each platform. One thing that I really like about Windows environment is the existence of small portable applications. These are usually a simple executable which require no installation and few if any dependencies.

While I would take the power of Linux any day over Windows sometimes I wish I had some more small and portable tools. This is where HTTPi comes in. HTTPi is a small portable web (http) server written in Perl. Since Perl is part of the Linux Standard Base you know it will run without needing any dependencies. Read moreRead more


backintime: Strategy for Data De-Duplication

Recently I stumbled upon a handy piece of software in the Debian repos called backintime. First I must say that this software seems very mature and well organized (as is the originator’s website.) The software is easy to use and makes a great drop-in backup solution on any Linux workstation. However, I am much less interested in the software as I am the thought process behind it. Read moreRead more


fail2ban: Simple & Not to Live Without

The Internet is a scary place and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. As history has shown us time and time again, the “Black-Hats” always manage to stay a step or two ahead of the rest of us. Even the largest companies on the Internet are constantly fighting a battle for the security of their data. The question is, how do regular folks take advantage of the power of the Internet without putting all their data at risk? Read moreRead more