ETC Blog, The Tech Resource

Upcoming Hosting Changes

Over the next year ETC Maryland going to be consolidating the web farm.  While the older Intel machines might be a good value, the continuing security issues that are being found is beginning to take it's toll.  The performance decrease from the various security...

New Firewall Project

Unifi is a great networking system.  For less than a quarter of the price you can do most things with it that Meraki can...but no subscriptions.  The gear mostly just works and it is very easy to setup.  The Unifi firewalls do have some serious shortcomings:  Their...

Time to Leave Gsuite

it's been 10+ years with me on the Gsuite platform...but today I had something that pushed me over the edge.  I have had a Gsuite account for more than 10 years.  That account has my life on it and my phones now know me very well.  All of that..the apps, the data...

RedHat Linux Gets Borged

Just like Sun got borged by oracle IBM has borged RedHat: Press Release by RedHat I posted I am moving to Ubuntu in a recent post.  This has the effect of moving me even faster.  This also explains why there has been ZERO movement towards a RHEL 8 alpha.  In order to...

Major Internet Outage Affecting Comcast and Other Providers

There have been multiple fiber cuts affecting the largest Tier 1 backbone providers.  This is causing connectivity issues for Comcast, Verizon and other providers.  If you are experiencing Internet issues or communications issues this is going to be why.  ETA right...

How Important is Your Website Security?

Many businesses think their website is just a piece of advertising.  However a website needs to be maintained in terms of updates from a security standpoint.  If your site gets compromised there are tangible detrimental consequences for your business.  Many webhosts...

ETC Maryland Rescues Gaming Site

There is a site I frequent called the Christian Gamer's Alliance.  I used to be many things on the site, server administrator, forums administrator, chat administrator...just to name a few.  Over time I faded away from the site as the clan I was in(God's Frozen...