Leonard Nelson https://leonelson.com Personal blog of Leonard Nelson talking about technology, education, customer relationship management, customer service and Africa. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AWS vs. Azure Comparison https://leonelson.com/2017/10/17/aws-vs-azure-comparison/ https://leonelson.com/2017/10/17/aws-vs-azure-comparison/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:28 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2902 A good document from Microsoft, comparing the various service offerings from Azure and AWS titled Cloud Service Map.

Example:

Service Description AWS Azure
Virtual servers Allows users to deploy, manage, and maintain
OS and server software; instance types provide
configurations of CPU/RAM.

 

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
VMs
Virtual Machines

Source: AWS to Azure services comparison

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Work Ethic https://leonelson.com/2017/08/31/work-ethic/ https://leonelson.com/2017/08/31/work-ethic/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:39:54 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2894 Jason Fried on work ethic

Work ethic is about showing up, being on time, being reliable, doing what you say you’re going to do, being trustworthy, putting in a fair day’s work, respecting the work, respecting the customer, respecting the organization, respecting co-workers, not wasting time, not making work hard for other people, not creating unnecessary work for other people, not being a bottleneck, not faking work. Work ethic is about being a fundamentally good person that others can count on and enjoy working with.

Source: Work Ethic

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Google Chrome Forensics https://leonelson.com/2017/07/11/google-chrome-forensics/ https://leonelson.com/2017/07/11/google-chrome-forensics/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:19:58 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2883 The Chromensics tool is developed to read all information from chrome browser directory and present it to user, in easy readable tabular format which can be explored in descent interface without running the chrome browser. The tool will also allow you retrieve information from other chrome installation brought from different machine for analyzing. The acquired artifacts can be exported in PDF report to present it in court of law or to superiors.

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The Password Reset MitM Attack https://leonelson.com/2017/07/03/password-reset-mitm-attack/ https://leonelson.com/2017/07/03/password-reset-mitm-attack/#respond Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:53:31 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2872 An interesting approach to a Man-in-the-Middle Attack against a Password Reset System

The PRMitM attack exploits the similarity of the registration and password reset processes to launch a man in the middle (MitM) attack at the application level. The attacker initiates a password reset process with a website and forwards every challenge to the victim who either wishes to register in the attacking site or to access a particular resource on it.

Source: The Password Reset MitM Attack

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The processing of Group Policy failed because of lack of network connectivity to a domain controller https://leonelson.com/2017/02/27/processing-group-policy-failed-lack-network-connectivity-domain-controller/ https://leonelson.com/2017/02/27/processing-group-policy-failed-lack-network-connectivity-domain-controller/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:41:08 +0000 http://leonelson.com/?p=2869 After some recent infrastructure changes, I noticed that certain group policies were not being applied due to network connectivity lag as a result of how our systems were setup. To resolve this, I stumbled on a post that describes a Group Policy setting that can force the computer to wait for full network connectivity before logon.

To enable this setting:

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Expand Computer Configuration
  3. Expand Administrative Templates
  4. Expand System
  5. Expand Logon
  6. Enable the Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon setting
  7. Restart your computer
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O.C.E.A.N https://leonelson.com/2017/01/26/o-c-e-a-n/ https://leonelson.com/2017/01/26/o-c-e-a-n/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:14:02 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2838 Ed Sutton on the dangers of big data and how everything we do, online or offline, leaves a digital footprint behind. He describes how every purchase with a card, every search, every movement with a smart device and every social media interaction (Likes, Retweets etc.) get stored. When used in aggregate, this data reflect a social and identity fingerprint that uniquely identifies you and furthermore can predict your behaviors and responses.

The Big Five: Openness (how open are you to new experiences?), Conscientiousness (how much of a perfectionist are you?), Extroversion (how sociable are you?), Agreeableness (how considerate and cooperative are you?), and Neuroticism (how sensitive/vulnerable are you?). With these five dimensions (O.C.E.A.N.), you can determine fairy precisely what kind of person you are dealing with—their needs and fears as well as how they are likely to behave.

Source: Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

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Decisions are Made by Those Who Show Up https://leonelson.com/2017/01/19/decisions-are-made-by-those-who-show-up/ https://leonelson.com/2017/01/19/decisions-are-made-by-those-who-show-up/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:30:52 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2835 Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, says farewell and reflects on the importance of building a tradition of service in his post, You’ll Never Be The Same Again.

One of the references in his post, which resonated with me, is a quote attributed to Steve Jobs:

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it…Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

At the end Mikey concludes with the endless opportunity to get involved in public service. However, his words hold just as true in any other context.

Don’t wait to be asked … Decisions are made by those who show up.

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How To Avoid Task Saturation https://leonelson.com/2017/01/16/how-to-avoid-task-saturation/ https://leonelson.com/2017/01/16/how-to-avoid-task-saturation/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:14:37 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2828 J.D. Meier talks about three solutions on “How To Avoid Task Saturation”, checklists, cross-checks and mutual support.

Solution #1: Checklists

The key here is the checklists are vital to reducing overload and helping remind you of key actions.

I’m a fan of checklists, not only because of how it helps avoid task saturation, but also because if implemented and used correctly, it has proven to be a great tool at removing inefficiencies in processes. Atul Gawande’s, The Checklist Manifesto, provides a number of examples on how various industries have successfully implemented checklists as a method to getting things done right and at the same streamlining complex processes.

Source: How To Avoid Task Saturation

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SCCM Troubleshooting Tool https://leonelson.com/2017/01/12/sccm-troubleshooting-tool/ https://leonelson.com/2017/01/12/sccm-troubleshooting-tool/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:47:33 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2823 The Client Center for Configuration Manager tool is designed for IT Professionals to troubleshoot ConfigMgr Agent related Issues. The Client Center for Configuration Manager provides a quick and easy overview of client settings, including running services and Agent settings in a good, easy to use user interface.

Source: Client Center for Configuration Manager

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Commitment https://leonelson.com/2016/12/12/commitment/ https://leonelson.com/2016/12/12/commitment/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:56:32 +0000 http://www.leonelson.com/?p=2797

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you

– Orebela Gbenga

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