This summer has been an absolute scorcher. I can't remember the last time its been so incredibly hot here in Missouri for such an extended period of time. When temperatures are this hot, we need to be extra vigilant to reduce electricity costs. Some things we can do here at Missouri State include turning off all lights, fans, mini fridges, workstations and monitors when … [Read more...] about Do Your Part To Reduce Electricity Consumption During These Hot Summer Months
I recently started to learn Ansible, and I thought I would share an easy way I found to learn it. Ansible has a bunch of modules that can be used to run command on a remote box for you. The goal of Ansible is to bring a machine up to a certain state. For example, if you wanted to install the package "open-vm-tools" in CentOS7 you would SSH into … [Read more...] about Getting started with Ansible
One of WinRAR's less obvious features is its ability to add recovery data to the archive it creates. This increases reliability of your archives, but also drastically increases the size of the resulting archive. Here is a tutorial on creating archives with a recovery record. First we locate some files we want to archive: Next we select … [Read more...] about Archival with Recovery using WinRAR
While learning about Amazon AWS I found many people weren't sure about all these acronyms. So this is a short blog about these two in particular and my thoughts on using them. Amazon AWS is a blanket term for a massive amount of web services offered by Amazon. It stands for "Amazon Web Services". They sell anything from computing power, to storage space … [Read more...] about What is Amazon AWS and S3?