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Enabling MFA/2FA/OTP for sudo on your Linux servers

In today's digital landscape, where cyber threats loom large, safeguarding sensitive data and systems is paramount. Linux servers, often the backbone of many operations, require robust security measures to thwart unauthorized access. One effective way to bolster security is by implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), also known as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), or One-Time Password (OTP) for...

Flight Training has COMMENCED!

I’m officially a flying member of Clearview Flying Club, since the club purchased a third plane and now has the capacity for more members. I was immediately bumped from the waiting list to a flying membership and scheduled my first training flight with my CFI. We went out yesterday morning and did 1.2hr of turns…

“Distilling 101”

This past Monday, April 10th 2023, I had the pleasure of attending McClintok Distilling's "Distilling 101" class with my good friend, Mike. The lovely ladies of our lives gifted both of us this class as a Christmas and birthday gift. It was on the calendar for at least six (6) months. The four (4) of...

Ground School – Week 4

Another week, another new group of studies. This week I received my Jeppesen Private Pilot FAA Airmen Knowledge Test Guide, which I bought a used copy for less than $7. I spent some time starting to test myself on subjects which I already completed in the ground school, just as airplane systems. I felt good...

Ground School – Week 3

Ok this week was definitely slower than the rest thanks to VFR flight planning and navlogs. On Wednesday, I could barely get through one online module because of all the back and forth I was doing with my sectional, POH, E6B, various weather sites, and online learning. I was trying to exercise an attempt to...

Ground School – Week 2

I'm learning to drink from the firehose, sorta ­čśü That was a comment I received from my post about Ground School - Week 1, which I felt was so true for me. This week was filled with lots of really new topics, so a lot to take in, but it felt a bit more manageable...

Ground School – Week 1

Ok, so week 1 was ... A LOT. I would say the biggest challenge I experienced was trying to find the line between "Learning what I need to pass the written" and "Learning to fly the plane" (which I'm currently not doing yet due to my flying club's maximum membership). I didn't do a really good...

Ground School – Week 0

Well, this is it. It's here... GROUND SCHOOL! I'm excited, maybe too excited. Ok here's the plan: Sporty's Learn To Fly ground school for the private pilot certificate Have my books: FAR AIM 2023, ACS, Airplane Flying Handbook, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, and more Notebook and Pen A clean, dedicated desk just for this...

I’m Gonna Be A Pilot

So this is my first aviation training blog. I've been waiting years to officially pull the trigger on starting this life changing event. My wife and I agreed to complete a number of milestones first before aviation. We've checked them all off the list and so here I am, ready and excited. Background: I first...

How To Quiet Down a Dell PowerEdge R620 & R720

The Dell PowerEdge R620 which I run in my server rack is surprisingly loud. The lowest / quietest fan speed I can set through iDrac is not quiet at all. The "Low Offset" fan profile still continues to run the fans at 60% of their speeds, I decided to attempt to set raw IPMI settings...