November 22, 2020 | 12:20

No junk, spend your time

Black Friday is here. And with Christmas ante portas the final countdown with the toughest end-bosses in IT support begins: The own parents, partners or children with their new or old digital devices. The fundaments are laid in the upcoming days and weeks when stuff with more or less technical debts1 is bought. Read more

November 3, 2020 | 10:45

Microsoft Office in Decline

The Microsoft cashcow gets scratches. This is not what I write but what the FAZ writes in its today’s article: “The quasi-monopoly of Office gets scratches”1. Some might say the FAZ has no expertise in IT. Well aactually this could be correct, because their undisputed circle of competence is the economy. Read more

October 25, 2020 | 12:22

Whitebox-Monitoring with Prometheus

Winter is coming! Winter time has already arrived, and soon the Corona Lockdown aswell. Sitting at home in the warmth with a cup of tea, having a complete overview of the IT is a good feeling. The catchword here is “complete”. I don’t rely on traditional blackbox monitoring solutions1 but rather on the whitebox solution called Prometheus2. Read more

October 19, 2020 | 08:00

RFC 8461 MTA-STA

This weekend I was very active in improving my own security. I have also found two neat tools for quality testing which are Hardenize1 and DNSViz2 - both added to my Micro-Blog post “Measuring website quality”. On my own mailserver I have implemented MTA-STA according to RFC 84613 incl. Read more

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