Work

Life of an Entrepreneur

My day starts between 5 and 6 AM every morning. The first thing I do is check my phone. “Did I miss any urgent alerts last night?” ‘Do I have any new sales?” “Are there any support tickets that need to be worked on?” I get out of bed, and head to my craft. I…

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A little late…

Ok, so this post is a little late.  I was busy helping someone keep their site online while they were getting a TON of traffic. (Its a site that shows the status of a games servers. And we have a major maintenance day.) As of writing this the site is getting 1300 connections per second…

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HaProxy Certificate Reminder

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] This is a note for myself on the order that the SSL cert info needs to be stored in a PEM file for Haproxy. —–BEGIN MY CERTIFICATE—– —–END MY CERTIFICATE—– —–BEGIN INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE—– —–END INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE—– —–BEGIN INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE—– —–END INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE—– —–BEGIN ROOT CERTIFICATE—– —–END ROOT CERTIFICATE—– —–BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY—– —–END…

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Virtual Desktop – BETA Testers Needed

I have been working on creating a “Virtual-Desktop-as-a-service” for a while now.  I have hit bumps in the road, including technical aspects of fail-over and  redundancy, all the way to headache inducing licensing. Now, with support from Citrix and Microsoft though, I have managed to now have something that I feel will work well, but I need beta…

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Hey China, Knock it Off!!

So for the last month, my server has been getting attacked. nothing has gotten through, but I get emails every time someone tries to hack either my site or my server. Almost all the attacks have been based out of China, so I gotta ask, WTF china? It isn’t like these are awesome hack attempts…

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Yesterday sucked…

I hate laying cable. If you have ever done your own home/small office network, or setup a surround sound system, and hid the wires, you most likely know what I am talking about. Toss in the fact that someone has left the area above our false ceiling tiles a bit of a mess, and add…

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SecureLive, the best defense for your CMS

In my job, I have seen a ton of hacking attempts and exploits targeting servers and websites. Most often, when someone is hacked it is because some part of their website has allowed for an injection into the code, or a remote file include (Yes, there are other methods, but these are by far the…

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Backups are your friends…

I have always been huge on keeping backups (this is why I have most my ripped songs music from Middle School still). In the last couple weeks we have had at least 3 people call in about their servers being down, we found that the hard drive was either : 1) Corrupted beyond repair, due…

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One of Those Days….

So normally, I wouldn’t post about some “out of control customers”, or people giving me grief about something dumb, but today I feel like sharing some of my more choice stories, one being from today. I will not include anyone’s name or domain, to protect the ill-witted, and my job.

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