Author Archives: Matthew

About Matthew

I'm the owner of impromptu-it, an IT engineer and enthusiast!

WannaCry……ain’t that the truth

What a month for security – if you haven’t seen the news – and this post is about a month late…. You may wish to re-consider your stance on security.  Great information can be found on Symantec’s Site.  Quite scary … Continue reading

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Another Year Down

I truly need to find more time to maintain this blog – it’s one of my bucket list items and frankly – something that I need to do.  We’ll start with little goals – seeing if I can muster 1 … Continue reading

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It’s a new year

Well, it seems my blog has once again fallen by the way side.  Too much going on and too much to recap here but I am going to try to keep this site up to date a little better – … Continue reading

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Quick Update

Sorry about the delay in updates – it’s been a busy, busy year!  I’ll have to post about a few things, some certification achievements, some open source community news I found interesting – but overall, I hope everyone is having … Continue reading

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And now for Bash to take the spot light…..

Well folks – you might as well get used to this happening.  Thanks to the frothing madness of security, the uncontrollable amounts of money dumped into research and development (yet nothing to the actual project we use EVERY..SINGLE…DAY – take … Continue reading

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The “elite” IT community…..

I don’t know about you, but in my line of work I run into a lot of what I would call “elite IT”. You know who I’m talking about, everyone has run into that person – he or she knows … Continue reading

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Openssl – heartbleed – Z0MG!!!

Okay – figured I better get this one out there.  If you have not heard, check out http://heartbleed.com/for some details on it.  Basically OpenSSL, again….is broken.  For the CVE check out this link.  Here’s the important notes: OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f … Continue reading

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Red Hat and CentOS team up??

You can read about it here……..But as you can imagine, I have my reservations about what is really going on.  Those of us with not so great past experiences regarding CentOS, this does leave me hopeful for it’s future. The … Continue reading

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Passed my CCNA!!! Now a review!

This post sat in my drafts folder for awhile – so please keep that in mind when reading it.  Sorry about that! I finally got around to it and took my Cisco Certified Network Associate exam (CCNA from here on … Continue reading

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Training, training…and more training!

Admit it – you love training!  I love training!  We all scream for…what, that’s not right.  At any rate, I’ve been doing allot of training right now – taking allot of classes and reading up on the latest trends for … Continue reading

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