Take the BAIT?

Reading Time: 2 mins 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 close… Read more

Securing Photos with Amazon S3

Reading Time: 11 mins 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 of the… Read more

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 continue to live on even as Charles… Read more

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 a hot mess and there were several months… Read more

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 not to mention all of the… Read more

Cloud Storage; Your Way

Reading Time: 9 mins A few years ago I had a conversation with a friend about using cloud storage for personal use. Mainly focusing on Google Drive, Box.com, OneDrive, etc to house all of your family’s data. Think about storing those treasured family photos that can be easily shared or even the important tax… Read more

Ethereum Mining

Reading Time: 11 mins So, it’s been a few years since I was involved with any cryptocurrency, Bitcoin to be specific. In fact, it was sometime around the Fall of 2013. Microsoft even allowed you to renew your Xbox Live subscription using the cryptocurrency. Of course, I’m kicking myself for not sticking with it…. Read more

Installing RSAT, The Hard Way…

Reading Time: 3 mins Just recently I got a new computer for work, which is always a good thing, however it can also be a pain. I work very heavily in Active Directory and therefore installing RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) in order to leverage the AD CMDlets is a necessity. I have downloaded… Read more

Beautiful St. Pete

Reading Time: < 1 min After spending a week in Nashville, TN and dealing with weather in the 20’s I’ve come to realize I may have been taking the beautiful weather for granted.  So for anyone living up North, this picture is for you…

World meet Nicky!

Reading Time: < 1 min This is our newest addition- Nicky! He’s from the rescue my beautiful fiancé volunteers at.  He’s 14 years old and only has one eye. We’ll certainly give him a great home for the rest of his life.