Category: General Tech

You’ve found yourself in the same situation as most other sysadmins in the world. Now, you’ve been tasked to clean up Windows 10 for your organization. You’ve searched the internet and found blogs and forum posts with random bits of PowerShell, most of which only run within the current user context.  Not to fear, this […]

Try PDQ Deploy Bobino Rubber Cable Wraps This gadget makes a great cable wrap for securing long cords that can easily make a mess of your desk. It’s compact and flexible, making it easy to conceal and store excess computer cords and chargers. Stick-On Charger Clips Maybe it’s just our ‘lazy’ generation, but there’s nothing […]

Introduction to password hygiene Our ideas and knowledge about secure passwords have evolved over the last five years. In this post, I’ll talk about password hygiene and policies that may help you create stronger passwords and fortify the security in your environment. First, forget everything you’ve been taught about passwords. Second, it’s important to understand […]

Hey guys, Colby here! If you missed my last blog post about my first three favorite keyboards, you can check it out here. I briefly talked about my iKBC MF108, PFU HHKB Pro 2, and Keyboardio Model 01 keyboards and why I like them. Today, I thought I would start out with a little bit of keyboard humor, “I just […]

Hello, Colby here! I’m a computer keyboard collector and enthusiast. I mostly collect mechanical keyboards, but I have a few non-mechanical ones as well. A friend of mine introduced me to mechanical keyboards in college, sometime around 2012 I believe. I typed a little bit on his Razer BlackWidow with Cherry MX Blue switches and […]

As you may already know, the newly redesigned Skype 8 has replaced Skype 7. Microsoft was originally planning to ax Skype 7 on September 1st but has delayed the inevitable end due to customer lash back. One of the unfortunate new ‘features’ of Skype 8 is you can no longer turn off automatic updates. This […]

I recently returned from Black Hat, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity conferences in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. While there I was able to learn various techniques used by hackers to infiltrate and take over entire networks. We were taught these techniques so we can understand how to defend against the various hacks […]

If you work in the mortgage industry, then you’re definitely no stranger to the name Ellie Mae. As of 2014, the company processed almost a quarter of all mortgage applications in the United States through their Encompass platform. Now, despite being a massive, billion-dollar enterprise, they have failed to release a client with silent install […]

Joyous news, everyone — Mozilla is now in the manageable enterprise browser game and has new Firefox group policies! The recent release of Firefox 60 comes with a brand-new policy engine. Say goodbye to the days where managing end-user Firefox settings required changes to a bunch of JSON and config files. Now, using the magic […]