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Blog Updates

The blog got some visual updates! Most of the content is now a single column, with any meta information, like my bio and external links, are under the content.

Update: July 2019

While we’re a couple of days into August already, a July status update is better late than never! Most of my July has been spent getting myself organized at my day job and assessing my workload after my coworker, whom previously shared my workload, left the company, leaving me as the sole Systems Engineer/IT “Help Desk”/Web Developer at my company. I wear a lot of hats, but so far the workload has been quite manageable.

Update: May 2019

It’s been a year and a half since starting this version of the blog. Behind the scenes, it’s been through a lot. Originally hosted on a Vultr VPS, this blog had been passed around to Linode, it had a long stay on a instance, and currently resides on a Linode instance again. As I host more and more things for myself and others, I’ve found I need to take more care into how much load another website might add, etc.

There Once Was a Sysadmin...

That sysadmin really enjoyed working on silly programs in his free time, he even runs a few websites! Oftentimes, this sysadmin is fairly surprised he has a real job as a Systems Engineer/Web Developer.

Security Self-Defense, presented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation

For a while now, I’ve been aware of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the EFF), and I make good use of a fair number of their projects. The following is not an exhaustive list:

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I'm a systems administrator & engineer, front-end and back-end developer, and an IT guru in St. Paul, MN. It’s nice to meet you.