Category: Networks


Networks Security

Unpopular Opinion: How SD-WAN Will Improve Security

February 21, 2020

The consensus is software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) will provide organizations unprecedented agility but possibly at the expense of security, as traffic flow changes to a distributed model without the safety of traditionally centralized security tools. Being the consummate contrarian, I …




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Don’t Shut Your Pi-Hole, Monitor It! (The Sequel)

January 27, 2020

Back in October, 2019, I shared my love of both Raspberry Pi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/) devices and the Pi-Hole (https://pi-hole.net/) software; and showed how—with a little know-how about Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and scripting (in this case, I used it as an excuse to make my …


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Networks Systems

Old Tech, New Name?

January 17, 2020

The marketing machines of today often paint new technologies to suggest they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Sometimes though, the new products are just a rehash of an existing technology. In this blog post, I’ll look at some of these. As some of …



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3 Ways AI Is Changing Social Media

January 2, 2020

Social media has become a mainstream part of our lives. Day in and day out, most of us are using social media to do micro-blogging, interact with family, share photos, capture moments, and have fun. Over the years, social media has changed how we …



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Unplanned Obsolescence

December 18, 2019

As we head into the new year, people will once again start quoting a popular list describing the things kids starting college in 2020 will never personally experience. Examples of these are things like “They’re the first generation for whom a ‘phone’ has been …