Building a Wireguard Router…Easier Than I Thought!

I have been seeing a lot of buzz about Wireguard. I had considered setting up a server at home for external access just for fun, but all of the examples I saw used NAT behind the Wireguard box and I wanted to route entire subnets without NATing. After I finally took some time and realized that Wireguard was just an interface and I would just be leveraging some iptables it all came together rather quickly.
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The road to my PMP

…the method to my madness! As a life long technology practitioner I am often asked what training I did to gain my PMP in 2017. While I “only studied for 3 weeks” before taking the exam, I had a lot of experience that really made that possible. I thought I would write all of my notes here so I have an easy point of reference and maybe it will help someone on their journey.
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You can’t beat a good smoked pork shoulder

…so I wanted to share how I make one! When it comes to picking out a pork shoulder, I am not too picky. I just want something that is 8 to 9 lbs and has a good chunk of fat on the top. Once I have my pork shoulder I make up a brine consisting of the following ingredients. I mix the dry part separately first and save about half to rub on the shoulder after brining.
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Staticman…The Journey Continues

In this post I will do a quick dive on how I setup my own staticman instance in Heroku since the public API and Dev API are no longer responding. First, this site from yasoob does a great job running down how to get this setup in Github and on Heroku. I will just add af ew changes I made based on the content of Issue #299. As pointed out in yasoob’s post, and in a ton of issues on the repo, there are a few things amiss with the master branch.
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I do enjoy a good pound cake

…and here is my favorite recipe! I do enjoy baking a pound cake form time to time and here is my favorite recipe. It is very basic, but gets the job done! 2 cups of flour 2 cups of sugar 2 sticks of butter 2 teaspoons of vanilla 6 eggs Boom! Too easy, right? The secret is to mix this…FOREVER. When you put this in the mixer for 5 minutes or so it will be yellow.
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Notify the world

But leave me out of the discussion… We all know the patron Saint of spreading your message to the world: But, lets be cognizant of our surroundings. Everyone wants to hear your announcement. But, maybe, they do not want to be a part of the overall discussion. More often these days folks are copying God and country on every e-mail that goes out. Most of these e-mails are announcements that require little to no feedback.
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I like vacations

…and you can let me know about yours. Just don’t blow up my calendar. Even with all the super cool collaboration tools that are available today, a lot of management types still rely on the old faithful Outlook Calendar. They ask that you send out an invite for your vacation so that all the key stakeholders are aware of the time you will be out of the office. I will admit, I still do this today and I encourage my staff to do the same.
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First Test with new Drafts and Shortcuts Automations

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Drafts

…how I have been missing this app?! This will be short. Months ago someone recommended the Drafts app to me so I installed it. They had told me how awesome it would be and how helpful it would be with my growing use of OmniFocus. Well, not so much…until now! I recently picked up an iPad Pro for work and have been using it a ton. I was watching some random YouTube videos on various tools for the iPad and stumbled upon a video playlist around Drafts 5.
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Forwarding E-Mails

…Or Learning to Show Others You Appreciate Their Time… I often find myself receiving forwarded e-mails with little to no context or prior conversation. This baffles me. How could someone feel ok forwarding me an e-mail chain of twenty or so messages and the only notes from the sender is their automated signature block? I immediately trash these… Then comes the inevitable drive-by, “Hey, did you get that e-mail I forwarded you?
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