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Should you use a VPN? And other resources

A good friend of mine recently emailed me with the following question: I've been working out of coffee shops a good bit and I think it would be a good idea to use a VPN for a more secure connection. Can you point me to a good resource on how I can do that? As I was...

Why Your Internet Isn’t as Fast as You Think it Should be

In 2015, the FCC updated its definition for Broadband internet, increasing the minimum threshold to 25Mbps (megabits per second) for download speeds. Modern consumer-grade routers can handle even faster speeds, usually of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second). But what do...

Fighting Spam: Block entire (T)TLD with Postfix

A Top-Level Domain (TLD) is at the highest level of the Domain Name System (DNS) structure. The domain .com is a TLD. So is .org, .net, and .biz. I've presented on DNS (and BIND) - you can click the link to view my PDF slides (and you can view a listing of all of my...

Monitoring Linux Systems with Nagios

17 February 2016 Nagios is extremely versatile, and can monitor just about anything. I first tasted Nagios when I worked as an Operations Intern for a Drupal services. In today's post, I'm going to share some of my accumulated knowledge in using Nagios to monitor the...

Open Source Software for Community Development Organizations

Editing Note: This is a legacy blog post, originally published several years ago on a website that was a precursor to Barred Owl Web. As non-government organizations (NGOs), community development organizations require a lot of assistance in the technology sector, as...

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