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A cable is a cable is a cable

For a lot of users which network cable you hook up to your router is not terribly important. Of course a quality cable ensures uniunshieldednterrupted flow of data at the maximum speed allowed by your equipment. Most if not all … Continue reading

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War in Ukraine, Gas from Russia and shoes from China

A few years ago it was pointed out that Germany was reliant on Russian natural gas for 60-70% of their energy imports. This is not quite correct. Indeed Russia does supply a large amount of natural gas but natural gas … Continue reading

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Do not reuse too much – a computer upgrade story

My computer has been hanging on but just barely. Recently it has taken multiple restarts and the occasional CMOS reset to get it to boot. When it was new, the hardware was pretty good. Asrock 990FX Extreme4AMD FX-8350 Black Edition32GB … Continue reading

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Terraform tutorial part 3

Infrastructure is not only virtual machines or load balancers but also the virtual private cloud that allows everything to communicate with each other. What is also quite convenient is that it can be defined in Terraform and AWS with only … Continue reading

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Terraform tutorial part 2

When running the terraform init command it will store the current state locally in files. This is pretty convenient but if that file is stored on your workstation that makes it impossible to share the build process between multiple developers. … Continue reading

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A simplifed Terraform and AWS tutorial

A lot of tutorials and youtube videos about Terraform go through the process of downloading and installing Terraform. This process is essentially to download a single executable and make sure that this executable is in your path. This process is … Continue reading

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Alternative facts to alternative reality

Over the last few years the world has become a bit topsy turvy but it feels like acquiesce to the truth is leading us more and more into a world where people’s fantasy replace everyone else’s facts. Definition of Fact … Continue reading

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Stone age to cloud age

Back in the day when you needed a computer or a technical infrastructure you needed some money and you had to go and purchase actual computer equipment. With the wonders of the cloud technology it is possible to connect to … Continue reading

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Electronic system ESTA

National security is important, you don’t want to let sketchy people into your country. This is somewhat easy to determine for people applying for permanent visas. They have to provide a lot of information and the number of applicants are … Continue reading

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REST services – High tech easier than ever before

A few years ago I was doing some fooling around with creating my own RESTful services server. Restful services in Java Simple server example Simple client example Client and Server 360 Degree of restful server 360 Degree of Restful client … Continue reading

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