Dunlo & Llanfair, Pennsylvania – History

I grew up in Llanfair, Pennsylvania, which is a village on the hillside above the neighboring village of Dunlo. Both are small villages located in the Laurel Highlands region of the Applications Mountains in Adams Township, Cambria County. They are quintessential former coal mining communities of west-central Pennsylvania, and like many of the other communities in the area, each […]

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform for deploying various cloud based services, such as virtual machines, websites and databases. I saw Microsoft was offering a free month trail so I decided to sign for it. I knew a bit about it before starting the trial, but I wanted to get some hands on experience with it […]

Exchange 2010 Upgrade – May 2010

Around the time when I first became MIS Director at Zamias Services, I was tasked with implementing a new e-mail server. At the time, we were running Exchange 5.5 on a Windows 2003 Server. The server hardware and software was obsolete and prone to possible failure due to the age of the hardware. The biggest […]

Dale Borough Fire Company Project – June 2014

This summer, I was contacted by a former co-worker of mine to help repair a computer for Dale Volunteer Fire Company in the Dale Borough section of Johnstown, PA. The system wouldn’t boot properly and it was the only computer they had. They needed this up and running in order to track calls and perform […]

Bitcoin Experimentation

While browsing through some news articles, I came across a story of PayPal allowing the use of bitcoins. This really grabbed my attention because they are THE online payment processing company. Around the same time I noticed a story about how Dell is now accepting Bitcoins. I thought about bitcoins and came to realize I […]

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