Take the BAIT?

I’m starting something new on my frivolous blog! I had the fortunate opportunity to create ‘breach impact assessment reports’ in one of my past roles. I really enjoyed creating these! Ultimately, I would gather as much information about publicly disclosed breaches that happened at organizations similar to ours (or…

Securing Photos with Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a service I have been using for quite some time. Hands down it’s one of the greatest services AWS has to offer. The versatility and power of S3 is unreal! In fact, I’m currently running my own private cloud storage solution using a forked version…

Performance Tuning Thinkorswim

Reading Time: 6 mins If you’re an avid investor chances are you’ve heard of Thinkorswim. TD Ameritrade acquired this company back in 2009 and it’s been easily one of the greatest collection of assets acquired by them, namely the flagship product- Thinkorswim. It appears this platform will…

10 Year Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 mins It just dawned on me that I’ve had this blog going for 10 years! I felt it was necessary to at least post something on this milestone, especially considering I never thought this would happen. This was probably my 4th, maybe 5th, attempt at creating…

The Big Squeeze

Reading Time: 3 mins I’ve had a few friends ask what is going on with Gamestop and the stock market!?! Well, let me explain. First, let’s understand what on earth does it mean to ‘short’ a stock? Shorting a stock is when you borrow shares of stock from…

50/20/30 Rule

Reading Time: 9 mins I discovered this budgeting rule several years ago and it honestly changed my life. It’s known as the 50/20/30 rule. When discovering this I was in my mid/late 20s and I was not in an ideal situation, financially. My debt-to-income ratio was…

New Year, New Decade...

Reading Time: < 1 min …and with that comes a new look and feel for my site! Here’s some dog tax……

Ubuntu 16.04 & Tomcat 8.5

Reading Time: 6 mins This is a totally random post. Sadly, my last post was from July 2018 and I’m sitting on about 15 draft posts that I’ve been too lazy to finish. Probably never will… Ubuntu is hands down my favorite Linux distro. Desktop, Server, Studio and…