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Install and Configure Ghost on Ubuntu

 I’ve been looking for alternative WordPress blogging options for a while and the one that keeps on coming up is Ghost. Now, Ghost has been around for a long time, in fact is was founded in 2013 after a Kickstarter campaign to create a new platform focused on professional publishing. Fast forward to to […] Read More

Virtualization is Life! is now a Podcast!

Well… sort of! When I started blogging back in 2012, I wasn’t sure how long it would last…but over 700 posts and more than a couple million views later Virtualization is Life! is still going! The thing is, that the world has shifted a little and blogging seems to have become a less attractive means […] Read More

Finding Utility in the World of DeFi Crypto

Beyond the Elon tweets and the promise of massive profits that is drawing more people than ever into the world of crypto there is something else brewing literally under the surface of the blockchains. While most would know about Bitcoin, Dogecoin or Ethereum there has been an explosion of applications that sit on-top of and […] Read More

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Technology, Partnerships and Choice

Before I joined Veeam I spent all my career working for service providers. I spent my first 7 years working for a hosting provider working on Windows and Linux systems. At that stage there was really no competition around in terms of what platform you hosted a website on… if the developer was writing in […] Read More

Using PowerShell with APIs to Generate Let’s Encrypt SSL Certs with CloudFlare or GoDaddy DNS

Lets Encrypt has issued over a billion SSL certificates since starting out and has all but ended any reason for not having trusted SSL certificates installed on test/dev, lab or non-production systems. I even know instances where they front production systems. Over the years i’ve pretty much been one of those people that don’t care […] Read More

Quick Fix – Microsoft Teams Not Loading on MacOS Big Sur

I’ve recently gotten my hands on the new Mac Mini M1 which comes with MacOS Big Sur as the default operating system. Being new, and on Apple Silicon, I expected a few compatibility issues with some of my older MacOS usuals. Microsoft Teams is not M1 optimized and runs under rosetta 2. Teams is a […] Read More

2021 – The Quickening!

We have almost gone a whole week now in 2021 and it has not been the hard pivot that most were hoping for… in fact things around the world seem to be getting worse from the pandemic point of view… however the night is darkest just before the dawn! Looking back at the last twelve […] Read More

2020 Wrapped Up and Reviewed – Veeam Product Strategy Live

While the Veeam Product Strategy Team had our wings clipped this year by Covid, together with Veeam as a whole, we adjusted to this by trying to get to the masses via different means. One of these was an idea that we had in the early days of the pandemic which was to bring members […] Read More

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