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  • Running OSCAP on Centos 7

    If you choose the draft DISA STIG security policy when installing Centos 7 you can run the OSCAP security audit tool to check your configuration. The command to do so is not obvious and is not well-documented. [Here I would… Read More ›

  • Switching to Centos 7

    I’ve decided to migrate from Centos 6 to 7. This wasn’t an easy decision because my voluminous Ansible config files are Centos 6 based. The good news is that most of my roles still work, albeit with some modification. I… Read More ›

  • How to Improve Your Live Streaming with VST Plugins

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    In this tutorial I will show you how to use VST dynamic processing plugins to make your voice sound better and more professional while live streaming. Audience This article is for live streamers on Twitch, YouTube Live, or any other… Read More ›

  • Application Configuration Testing

    Good application developers test their code extensively before each release. They rarely, however, provide system administrators with the ability to do the same.I hope this will start to change as DevOps becomes more popular. One of the ideas associated with… Read More ›

  • Compiling Ansible System Changes

    I’ve been wondering whether automated CM tools like Ansible and Chef make system changes in the best way possible from a configuration management point of view. Right now they make changes by executing a series of script statements. This works… Read More ›

  • Ansible Role for Red Hat DISA STIG

    I just learned that there is a new Ansible role on Galaxy for the DISA Red Hat Linux 6 STIG. For those not familiar with the “STIG” it is a collection of system settings mandated by the US Department of… Read More ›