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Showing posts from April, 2020

The Updated "What I'm Looking For In A Role" Post (2020)

Thank you for wanting to help with my job search! Here are some parameters. Keeping it brief.

Part time remote, text based support. It's a little far fetched, I get it, but the positions do exist. I enjoy having the flexibility to take on temporary projects from time to time!

Online temporary volunteering is okay as well. You can find me on CareerVillage and Jumpstart.


Azure, Cisco routing and switching.

I also enjoy looking for potential improvements in user interfaces. [1,2, 3 , 4]

Jobs: Networking, SysAdmin, IT Support, Technical Consulting

I'm not super interested in hardcore Cybersecurity.Company
Some companies I will jump to work at, irregardless of size, but preferably under 500 people worldwide. If you need some short term work for a startup, I'm fine with that.
People: I prefer to listen to others rather than talk myself.
Pro-Purposeful meetings. Not interested in a suit and tie culture.

Aspects of my past jobs include A) being nearly alone or wo…

Project: Optimizing Wi-Fi For a Residence.

A 5-year old house is not quite optimized for ideal wireless setup. Let's help them.

*Not an accurate representation to maintain security.

Issue: The Wi-Fi router from Verizon is in the back of the house. Around 70% of the house can receive the signal, but not the office in the very front.


Netgear router (not extender)
Netgear extender.
Home router from Verizon
Cable boxes
Other things that use Wi-Fi.

What To Do When You're Done With LinkedIn

You use LinkedIn because it's the biggest 'job networking' site on the internet.

Can you be yourself on the website? If you're a constantly positive person who never has any struggles and doesn't need a job or a sale, then they will welcome you with open arms!

Otherwise, you don't have a prayer in getting hired, finding clients, or making money.

People are multifaceted, and LinkedIn doesn't welcomes that. Here are some places that might.

Shapr is very quick and card-based. It operates like one of those dating apps - You pick who you want to deal with.  I appreciate the start. There's far less pressure to 'provide value' or whatever the buzzword of the day is. Just talk!

Has a few words to describe a person. Not here to overload you with information, or browbeat you about how someone is 'detail oriented'.Is not quite active. Good for meeting people for casual talks (which can be remote or in person during non-pandemic times).A…

Hey, Internet, Show Me the Dark Fibre

I am doing a Pluralsight course - Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks: WAN for Enterprise Networks - and it mentioned a little something called Dark Fibre.

That's a new term for me, and maybe for you as well. Let's research it.

Dark Fibre is a bit of unused optical fiber. One can make a private fiber network with this, as it sounds like the dedicated telephone lines that companies can buy to connect sites that are miles apart.

It has great potential for capacity. There seem to be many unused fiber cables out there, buried underground, as telecom companies apparently bought too much. 

They may not sit unused for long, however, as with increased internet demand these days, content creators are demanding it.

How to Mitigate Zoom Hijacking

While in a Zoom meeting for assisting students during a turbulent time, after about 20 minutes, it was quickly taken over by 'pranksters' with inappropriate images.

There was a flurry of the event hosts trying to pull up the settings to remove the troublemakers. The meeting was quickly retooled to put everyone on mute for the next round.

A lot of people have been quickly thrust into this world of web conferencing, and selected Zoom, a software that works, but with little to no security. There's certainly no end to end encryption. 

Why is this serious? Because video streaming uses UDP packets, and an attacker doesn't need all of them to get the gist of the information being transferred.

I don't want to see people scramble to reestablish professionalism, so I made a quick guide.

I downloaded this spyware Zoom onto a test phone and laptop to set up a test meeting:

Auphelia Degardess is the name of the phone, and the one with the visual of myself. Mirren Vuilaassen is …