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2022 Tech Trends In and Around the World of Data Protection

Late last year, I was part of a working group that aimed to come up with the top tech trends in data protection for 2022 and beyond. Being a Technologist, part of my job is looking forward at emerging trends in technology and seeing how they fit into current day operations and what enhancements, if […] Read More

Migrating WordPress the Easy Way!

Yes… I still prefer WordPress! Just like how I prefer running MacOS these days for its relative simplicity and minimal operating overheads, so to have I come to the realisation that WordPress is still the best choice of platform for this blog. I have toyed with Ghost and in fact I am running a few […] Read More

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

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