Gears of Geek Blog

Weird Backblaze Bug

I discovered a disturbing new Backblaze behavior this week.  The events went like this Received email from Backblaze stating that my iMac had not been backed up for 14 days.  Opened Backblaze preferences and...

Essential Mac Apps

A new Mac user can easily become overwhelmed be the sheet number of applications that they need to sift through while looking for the best Mac apps for each task that they wish to...

Site is Moving

Site is Moving

The site might go offline for a week or two as I look for a new hosting solution. I made a local copy of the site so that nothing will be lost. I’ll probably...

Happy New Year from Gears of Geek

Happy New Year from Gears of Geek

It’s a new year , and we’re putting together a whole new look,  exciting new content, and new tools for our readys. These will be rolled out over this year to make this site...

The Visible Ops Handbook

DevOps Books – Visible Ops Handbook

The Visible Ops Handbook Review The Visible Ops Handbook by Gene Kim is a good, short read at 112 pages that can get you up to speed on DevOps methodology with a leaning to towards...

Square Peg Round Hole

Is it Right for you? How Size Up a Job

Introduction           When I first entered the work force, I had a much different view the interview process than I do today. Back then I pictured a one-sided discussion where...

PIA Advanced Settings

Using PIA – Prevent Network Access Without VPN

Private Internet Access(PIA) is a great Virtual Private Network(VPN) service , but it does have some shortcomings that necessitate workarounds. One of those is where a  Windows 10 PC/VM may connect to the Internet...