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Update on Computer Situation.

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Last year I wrote a post about the fact I was gonna try to build a new computer to replace my old one. Sadly I was finding it very hard to save up the amount needed living paycheck to paycheck. So I opted for Crowd Funding using a site called Go Fund Me… Sadly after 3 weeks I only raised $5 (Thank you, Sonya). However the other day a close friend of mine saw my update and offered to help finance the remaining funds needed to get a working system up and running. So with the use of my tax refund, a little bit of crowdfunding, and a lot of help from an old friend, I managed to get all the parts I needed to get a fully working system. …

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Need a new Workstation Computer

I have really been feeling it lately. The strain of not having a proper computer to work on. I used to have a good rig years ago, but like most Tech, computers become obsolete after serval years. I have been working on my laptop now for the last 2 years and its just not quite the same thing. I need to have a more powerful system to do the things I do these days. Although I am a Linux SysAdmin by trade, I do dabble in many other things, from Photography to Videography, from experimenting on Virtual Machines to Rendering 3d graphics.…

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How Assassin’s Creed Origin’s re-ignited my interest in Egyptology

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Ever since I was a kid, I can remember my brother’s heavy interest in Egyptology. I can remember one year for the science fair, he created a model of one of the theories of how the Egyptians built the pyramid (wooden ramps). At the time though, I myself didn’t have an interest in Egyptian mythology, I mean I was only between 10 and 12 years old at the time. No, it wasn’t until years later that I became interested in Egyptian Mythology. In late 1994, Stargate was in theaters, and it wasn’t until then that I started to get interested in the ancient mythology, but of course, it was a movie and was not a real representation of the true mythology, but none the less, it peeked my interest at the time.…

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Beware of PDFs – They can be dangerous

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I always thought PDFs were safe to open, sadly my notion was wrong.  The other day I received an email sent to my work address from Gmail account which contained no body, only a single PDF attachment – sale_50_87318984.pdf.

Now, of course, the fact there was no body and it was sent to random people around the company, sent up a red flag for me.  Obviously, the perpetrator was trying to get someone to click the PDF, which, I am hoping, if all those employees have read the companies email policy and hopefully have some knowledge of internet security, no one has.…

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Fedora Rescue doesn’t seem to work… Changed VG name and got stuck in the mud…

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Ok, where to begin?  I am at work, playing with my VM (Virtual Machine), which might I add is not a good idea.  I had just spent 3 hours prepping for a maintenance in the next few days and I modified a LOT of files on my VM to do this… I will also note ahead of time, I also didn’t make a snapshot (number one rule when messing around with an important VM, make a snapshot).

Basically, I was looking at my hard drive space… now usually when you are dealing with VMs (in this case using VirtualBox on Window) you are not really worried about space, after all it’s not your Primary system, it’s a virtual one for playing around, however in my case, it’s used as a full-blown secondary system which I use just as much as my main machine. …

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Happy New Year, and Happy 6th Anniversary on the Island

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Happy New Year to all my readers.  Before I get into the review of the last year, I wanted to make a statement about some recent changes to the site that may or may not have upset some viewers.

A few months back I decided that I wanted to try to get more money out of my site, seeing as Google Adsense (the ads you see in the header, footer, sidebar and 1 in every article) only pays out about $100 every 5 years (not very sustainable). To do this I added a post automation tool that grabs books related to Programming and Computers, along with some computer related items, directly from Amazon and makes a nice little post about the item. …

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In need of a new computer, and it’s going to take a year to build it.

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After I moved into my new apartment last year, my old gaming PC has been banished to the closet as a server due to the fact that it made a really high-pitched noise that was giving me headaches (yes, even after a thorough cleaning). Ever since then I have tried to use different alternatives. The first was a mini PC, which barely did the job, then the current solution, my Laptop I bought for my last job which is almost 3 years old. The present solution, of course, has a secondary USB monitor by AOC, as working on one monitor just doesn’t feel right.…

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2-Factor Authentication for Microsoft Windows using Duo

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I had a bit of time, so I created a video on how to enable 2FA on a Windows-based system.  I know, I know, I am a Linux admin, what on earth am I doing talking about Windows?  To be honest, and my fellow Linux Sysadmins will be will give me flack for this, Windows is still a very prevalent platform.  Yes, Linux is better in my opinion (server wise), but there is a place and time for Windows Servers. I am also a trained Windows Server Admin, taking WIndow Nt4 and Windows 2000 back at Algonquin College back in Ontario, and taking the Preparation for Windows Server Administration Certification for WIndows 2012 at Dawson College just a few years back… so although I am a Linux Sysadmin by title at Ubisoft, in reality, I am a Lin./Win.…

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Taking a Break – Concentrating on new blog

It’s been a while since I have posted here, and that not really abnormal.  Life just got… busy I guess.  But now it’s even more hectic.  On June 28th I was diagnosed as a diabetic.  I was given a choice… continue on my path and eventually have to use injections, or, lose 150lbs and hopefully reverse the effects.

I chose the latter, and to help me along and document my progress, I have started a new blog:

https://www.diabeticjourney.ca

I hope to post here as often as I can if I find any cool tech subjects to write about, but for now, my concentration will be on the new blog, as I hope to lose the 150lbs in 2 years.…

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Time for some Music related articles…

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Over the past many years, I have brought up one of my favorite artists, who also happens to be local to my Home Town. I am of course talking about Danielle Allard, who is preparing for her 3rd CD release, which I am sure will be as successful, if not more than her previous releases. Looking forward to the Release Party.

However this article is not about her, it’s about another favorite artist I came across years ago that has been making headway. I only make note of this, because I recently saw a YouTube video from an episode of America has Talent, which blew me away.…

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