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Fiber + Static IP = Self-Hosting Glory!

Recently, a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) became available in my area. Now, no longer confined to a choice between the cable TV company and the telephone company to supply the bits to my house, I had the option of … Continue reading

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The Most Metal Thing I’ve Done Today

As a middle-aged electric bass player, the “metal moments” of my life have been coming with less frequency than they did when I was younger. As a result, I tend to look for opportunities to be “metal” on any given … Continue reading

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Active Directory Needs Friends!

For those of you who didn’t read my predecessor post on setting up a full-blown Active Directory infrastructure on my home network with home directories, roaming user profiles and group policy using only open source software, take a read through … Continue reading

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Active Directory Says What?

Many of the long-time readers of this blog are going to probably have a panic attack when they read this article because they are going to be asking themselves the question, “Why in the heck does he want to install … Continue reading

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Thinkpad T14 (AMD) Gen 2 – A Brave New World!

As long-time readers of this blog are aware, I’m a bit of a Thinkpad fanatic. I fell in love with these durable machines when I was working for IBM back in the late 90’s and accidentally had one fall out … Continue reading

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OpenBSD 6.9 – Help with the “Failed to install bootblocks” issue

Hi everyone! I purposely chose a non-catchy title so that it would be more easily found by the search engines as this one has been a challenge for me in my last several laptop installs and I always manage to … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Password Vaults

When “civilians” asks me what the most important thing they can do to protect the security of their home computers, I always answer the same way – make sure you patch and do so automatically! However, as Windows 10 finally … Continue reading

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Fast Follower – Even More Privacy Centric DNS!

After posting this blog entry, I had a number of people reach out to me to tell me that, while my configuration recommendations were good, there was something new in the DNScrypt protocol that I could take advantage of to … Continue reading

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Fixing an OpSec Hole…

As return readers of this blog know, I try pretty hard to maximize my privacy and security online and also share what I’ve learned with the readers. One (in retrospect) painfully obvious hole, however, in my operational security (OpSec for … Continue reading

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How To: Privacy-centric DNS

For those who aren’t as technically minded, it’s worth talking about what happens when you type a URL into your web browser and how that impacts privacy. The first thing is that the string you type in, say https://mycoolsite.com needs … Continue reading

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