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The Ultimate Coffee Gear List for WFH

Many of us have had the pleasure (or the curse) of working from home (better known as WFH on social media or your company Teams chat) over the COVID-19 pandemic. I, for one, welcomed the increased WFH time, but the lack of open and available coffee shops over the time was definitely a bummer (among other things, obviously). While designing cloud architecture or developing organizational NIST-compliant security policies, I require the aromatic scent of freshly ground espresso or single-origin coffee beans followed by an exquisitely crafted cortado or glass of nitro cold brew....

October 15, 2021 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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How to Run a Locally Hosted Docker Registry GUI with Harbor

For this post, I will show you how to easily run a Docker Registry GUI with Harbor. I am running Docker on a Ubuntu VM. Therefore, my registry will be run through Docker, and the container will reside on a Ubuntu VM. This tutorial will use docker-compose to build the required containers. Download and Expand the Harbor Installer wget tar -xzf harbor-offline-installer-v2.3.1.tgz cd harbor/ Generate SSL Certs - INTERNAL ONLY These steps should only be taken if you plan to use your registry internally....

October 4, 2021 · 3 min · Robert D. White
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How to Run AlienVault OSSIM as a VM on Unraid

Introduction For this post, I will show you how to setup Unraid to run AlienVault OSSIM as a VM. OSSIM is a powerful open-source SIEM that you can leverage on your network for free. I use OSSIM for network-wide vulnerability scanning and endpoint host intrusion detection. OSSIM’s integrated HIDS is a fork from OSSEC. Additionally, OSSIM integrates with Open Threat Exchange (OTX), which can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux endpoints and servers for an up-to-date, open-source vulnerability scanning tool....

October 1, 2021 · 4 min · Robert D. White
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Usability Evaluations: Findability

Abstract This review investigated findability and its relationship to usability and usability evaluations. Definitions of usability, findability, usability evaluations, and other sub-components of these terms including navigability are discussed, and the importance of research studies using similar terminologies is considered. A series of six usability evaluation studies is presented, and the terminologies presented in each are described. Goals, findings, and conclusions of each study are considered, and applications from the conclusions are drawn....

September 28, 2021 · 13 min · Robert D. White
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A Quick Note on Leading Geographically Dispersed Teams

The ability for geographically dispersed teams to interact, engage, and collaborate effectively is a concern for increasing numbers of corporations, teams, and leadership, especially in the post-COVID-19 era workplace. Adoption of technological solutions for computer-mediated communication can mitigate some of the inherent complexities and difficulties of the geographical dispersion problem, and research teams have increased efforts to both understand the problem and design groupware solutions to support virtual team collaboration (Morrison-Smith & Ruiz, 2020)....

September 27, 2021 · 3 min · Robert D. White