AWS Lightsail | VERY SLOW!

Well, I’m ashamed to admit it, but yes, my site has been non-accessible – unless you waited 5-10 minutes for it to SLOWLY LOAD…I host everything on AWS, single vendor, single region, single availability zone. Look, I know.Initially, I thought my system was bogged down due to the service I chose (super cheap instance of […]

Google Cloud | VPN

In this walk-through, I will show you how I configured my own PiVPN for only $0.01 a month! PiVPN on Google Cloud Platform $0.01/month Google Cloud ConsoleCreate a project (‘CloudVPN’)Navigate to ‘VM instances’> Create an instance Linux Server (Free Tier)Instance details Machine Type: F1-micro (1 vCPU, 0.6 GB Memory)Zone: us-central1-aNetwork:    – 1 network interface  […]

Defending Against RYUK Ransomeware

Defending Against RYUK Computer code on a screen with a skull representing a computer virus / malware attack.It has been exactly four weeks since Homeland Security, the National Guard and LA DoE scheduled an emergency phone conference with all Technology Directors in the state of Louisiana.During this briefing, we were informed that 6 school districts […]

eve | Emulated Virtual Environment – NG

Today, I have Eve-NG configured on the Google Cloud Platform… This ended up being a total waste of time. More about this later (See my GNS3 post).My total cost was roughly $90/month. With me shutting the server down when I didn’t use it, the monthly cost was $20… It became more of a hassle. I […]


Minecraft Server in 30 minutes!(Vanilla) That’s right, less than one hour to install an OS, Multicraft, and deploy it into production!First, we need to start with the problem. Otherwise, there’s no need for a solution, unless efficiency doesn’t matter. Since efficiency matters, it creates a problem.Problem We need a Minecraft server either on-prem or cloud […]

Windows Server Virtualization (24 –> 3)

Energy Consumption | Virtualization Savings Tech Ops | Energy Consumption TLDR (efficiently expressed – rhetorically); Reducing infrastructure hardware with virtualization technology and picking energy-efficient hardware that ultimately reduced our energy consumption over the last six years. Certainly beating the annual increase in commercial energy costs and giving us insights into the power of software and […]