Raspberry Pi Google Wall Calendar Project

Raspberry Pi Google Wall Calendar Project Revised: 8-8-2017 Project Background: I’ve been hearing a lot about Raspberry Pi’s lately and thought it was time for me to get in on the action to see what they are all about. Before starting in on this endeavor, I had a general idea of what a Raspberry Pi […]

HTTPS Here There & Everywhere

Cybersecurity is one of my many interests. My work at is often focused on helping ensure computer networks and systems remain secure from various security threats. I hold a Comptia Security+ certification and I’ve also recently completed an online MIT course on Cybersecurity, which taught me that cybersecurity is a negative goal and a continual process. New threats emerge […]

Defending the Internet…One Page at a Time

Many of us here in the United States take our freedom for granted, especially when it comes to accessing the Internet. We take for granted being able to go onto YouTube, anytime we like, to watch our favorite videos or loading up Google and searching for whatever it is we are looking for. Many people, unfortunately, don’t […]

Linux Mint & Choosing the Right OS

My dad (Walter Sr.) recently entered retirement and I was FINALLY able to talk him into getting the Internet and a computer. This was no easy task. He’s in his mid-50’s and has never owned or used a PC before so getting him to agree to try and use a computer was a big deal. While […]

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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