LastPass Guide Almost Done

I’m almost finished with the LastPass Guide eBook! …I just have to write it. Actually, it is nearly done! It’s exactly 128 pages. But I’m going to have to write one more page causing a buffer overflow! Launch Date is set for: February 8th I just finished the LastPass Guide Landing Page! This is the … Continue reading “LastPass Guide Almost Done”

Motherboard Selection for Intel Computer Desktop Builds

The following is a guest post from Jeff Yesensky: So, you’re building your first PC, or perhaps even your second. You’ve done your research on all the fancy upgrades, all the new toys. Everything is plugged into your build on pcpartpicker.com. Finally, your ultimate gaming machine is coming together. The price is a little more … Continue reading “Motherboard Selection for Intel Computer Desktop Builds”

My First Book | LastPass Guide | Coming Soon

I’m writing a book! I started around July and figured it would take between 6 and 12 months to complete. Turns out I made pretty good progress and will likely be finished in January or February. I plan to self-publish and sell it right here on b3n.org. The book is called LastPass Guide (although I’m … Continue reading “My First Book | LastPass Guide | Coming Soon”

Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting

Save Time Managing WordPress Last week I moved b3n.org from DigitalOcean to Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting. Why? Well, there is nothing wrong with DigitalOcean, they’ve been fantastic. But my problem is I hardly had time to maintain the technology stack. A few weeks ago I was in the process of adding a couple of WordPress … Continue reading “Cloudways Managed WordPress Hosting”

My First 3D Printer! Ender 3 Pro

I’m not sure exactly how it started, it might have been when Eli and I were trying in vain to find Lego Technic sets with lots of gears, or when Kris was discussing with me purchasing learning aids for school. … and I started to realize we could 3D print this stuff! Just with the … Continue reading “My First 3D Printer! Ender 3 Pro”

I switched to Duplicati for Windows Backups and Restic for Linux Servers

So long, CrashPlan! After using it for 5 years, CrashPlan with less than a day notice decided to delete many of my files I had backed up. Once again, the deal got altered. Deleting files with no advanced notice is something I might expect from a totalitarian leader, but it isn’t acceptable for a backup … Continue reading “I switched to Duplicati for Windows Backups and Restic for Linux Servers”

How to Get Longer Life Out of Your Dell Laptop Battery

In 2015 I bought myself and Kris Dell Latitude E5450 laptops. 1 year later her battery was fine, however mine lasted 60 seconds on a full charge. I attribute this to Kris often using her computer on battery and not having it plugged in all the time, and me always having my computer in the … Continue reading “How to Get Longer Life Out of Your Dell Laptop Battery”

Running Chrony NTP under a VMware Guest

Here’s a quick guide to run an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server using Chrony with a GPS (optional) receiver on a VMware ESXi Guest running Ubuntu 18.04.  I should note this is experimental and something I setup in my homelab temporarily.  For production environments I would run NTP on physical hardware and not VMware. Create … Continue reading “Running Chrony NTP under a VMware Guest”

Programming Management & Leadership Books

There are plenty of books on managing people; but there are few books targeting management of software development, and even fewer aimed at people who got promoted into leadership positions with no management skills.  I’ve read countless books looking for resources in that area…  I can find plenty of books about how to manipulate people or … Continue reading “Programming Management & Leadership Books”