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Slow vSkilled Website

Yes. I know. My website is slow. It seems to be a combination of the traffic and the theme. I’ve tried optimizing everything as much as possible but the theme

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Firewall Swap & Windows Telemetry Data

I recently switched over from Sophos UTM to Untangle NG for my personal use firewall at home. During the process I basically had to rebuild all of my firewall rules

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My first dedicated server, back in 2005

This is a short post about my first ever dedicated server… back in 2005. I seldom forget exactly how long I’ve been involved in the web industry. I took a moment

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vSkilled Crypto – Now SSL Encrypted!

vSkilled is now fully SSL encrypted and including HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).  Since vSkilled is a technical IT blog, one would expect to think that the communication between the client and server aught be

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vExpert 2016

I am very honoured to be selected as a vExpert 2016 by VMware. Getting recognition is awesome but knowing that you are sharing content that is for the benefit of others is even

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Whoops! My Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB SSD experience

This story is a bit of a sad story. Mainly due to the failure of my own personal oversight over a very important specification requirement and snowballed by my online

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Microsoft support and security updates for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 end on January 12, 2016

Microsoft has announced that they will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Running older versions of Internet Explorer after January 12, 2016 may

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ARIN Region IPv4 Free Pool Reaches Zero

Well it has finally happened. The IPv4 free pool for the ARIN region is now fully depleted. ISPs are encouraged to utilize IPv6 for additional customer growth and the IPv4

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VMware HTML5 Client?

I’ve caught wind of a real HTML5 web client being developed. Its currently very early into development and is released as technical preview fling. To be clear it’s not for

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Changes to the Home Lab Directory

Hello readers, I have made a few tweaks to the home lab directory and the submission form based on some feedback I have received. Home Lab Directory: Added Network column