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Just another sad, but unremarkable tale of a bright kid who squandered his potential and ruined his life by turning to a career in IT.

Since first embarking down this dark path, I've done a little bit of everything, from small businesses to large datacenters, Linux to Windows, networking and security, DBA roles and, in my darkest moments, even some light mainframe operations.

These days it's Microsft products paying the bills, for what difference it makes. Whether it's a multi-domain AD environment with tens of thousands of users, a small cluster of Linux webservers, or a tangled web of network cables, systems are all just complex tools to do complex jobs, perpetually in need of someone to make them perform better and ensure they're always available when someone needs them.

Since being a lawyer seemed too boring, being a doctor seemed too hard, and my idea of a good time usually involves using a powerful computer anyway, I really can't imagine doing anything else.

Recently certified Genius of network:

Dear HopelessN00b Genius of network... it's easy for you to speak. If I could explain my problems in my language probably also an hysteric like you could help me, but in another Language (english) is no easy for me. Anyway thanks, I'll continue to try online. Ps. I make this job from 1998 when you were probably coming out of college. So before to speak... think!


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reviewed Leave Closed About digital signatures. Are they really secure?
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reviewed Leave Closed Direct port 443 to 8443 on using ip6tables only?
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reviewed Reopen In response to the OpenSSL Poodle vulnerability should I disable SSLv3?
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reviewed Edit and Reopen Why do the Link States on my Force10 S50N LACP differ?
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reviewed Leave Closed In Debian, what is NAMED service for?
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reviewed Leave Closed DNS Redirect: which method should I choose?
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reviewed Reopen grep behaving differently on Fedora vs Ubuntu
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reviewed Leave Closed Add remote host to known_hosts file without prompt
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Super-power PC for many users - Server (2008 R2) on Hyper-V can not use full Machine hardware resources
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Deliver All Emails Sent To A Server No Matter The Domain To A Single User
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed IIS Virtual Roots WSUS
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Closed On AWS/Ubuntu how can I setup postfix email forwardin to gmail?
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Closed How can I access a Virtual Machine on different subnet?
Oct
17
reviewed Looks OK RDP exits immediately after connecting to Windows Server 2008 R2
Oct
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reviewed Looks OK RDP exits immediately after connecting to Windows Server 2008 R2
Oct
17
reviewed Looks OK Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Where to put sourceable functions?
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Selection of VOIP phone
Oct
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reviewed Delete VSFTPD seems to ignore the configuration settings
Oct
16
reviewed Close Not going traffic through tunnel between Cisco ASA and Openswan
Oct
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reviewed Reopen Rsync + public key authentication security