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A modern blog about digital life, internet and everything else bits and bytes, thanks for visiting!
I am Microsoft certified and work in complex ICT infrastructures, think of servers, storage, networks, security, switches, firewalls, routers and more.

Tools I use

  • Microsoft Windows; I use windows 7, 10 and server 2008/2012 a lot on a daily basis. (Commercial, owned)
  • Unix/Linux/FreeBSD; Just like WIndows I use these every day. (OpenSource)
  • Microsoft Office; For my documents and such I use Office365 Personal version 2016. (Commercial, owned)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird; For my e-mail accounts, this so I can secure my messages with encryption. (OpenSource)
  • Mozilla Firefox; Daily browsing on the internet. (OpenSource)
  • Google Chrome; Daily browsing on the internet. (OpenSource)
  • Microsoft Edge; Daily browsing on the internet, desktop and mobile. (Commercial, owned)
  • Bitdefender Antivirus; One of the better security software for your desktop. (Commercial, owned)
  • FileZilla FTP Cient; FTP software. (OpenSource)
  • FlashFXP FTP Client; FTP software. (Commercial, owned)
  • Machette; Video editing software, mainly for cutting mp4 files. (Commercial, owned)
  • SEO Power Suite; Superior SEO software for analyzing websites and backlinks. (Commercial, owned)
  • BuzzBundle; Social media analytics and tracking. (Commercial, owned)
  • VoiceAttack; Speak into your microphone and turn them into keyboard and mouse actions. (Freeware & Commercial)
  • Teamspeak; Cross-platform voice communication software. (OpenSource)
  • Discord; All-in-one voice and text chat. (OpenSource)
  • Oracle VirtualBox; Run computers within other computers for free. (OpenSource)
  • VMware & Hyper-V; Hypervisors, Recommended is VMware, VirtualBox doesn’t support ‘Nested Virtualization’. (Freeware & Commercial)
  • Notepad++; One of the best notepads around. (OpenSource)
  • RemoteDesktopmanager; For remote connections to servers and resources. (Freeware)
  • TeamViewer; Remote support, remote access, and online meeting software. (Freeware & Commercial)
  • cURL Manager; For cURL stuff. (Commercial, , owned)
  • Fiddler; For troubleshooting and analyzing web related things. (OpenSource)
  • xShell;  Powerful terminal emulator that supports SSH, SFTP, Telnet, RLOGIN and Serial. (Freeware)
  • Putty; Terminal, SSH & Telnet client. (OpenSource)
  • WinSCP; Gui for SSH & SFTP. (OpenSource)
  • Greenshot; Light-weight screenshot software. (OpenSource)
  • VideoLan; VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. (OpenSource)
  • WinRAR; A powerful archive manager. (Freeware & Commercial)
  • OWASP Zed Attack Proxy; Find security vulnerabilities in web applications. (OpenSource)
  • Acronis True Image 2016; Backup & Recovery software. (Commercial, owned)
  • uBlock Origin; An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. (OpenSource)
  • Moo0 System Monitor; Smart program that shows what is going on with your computer. (OpenSource)
  • Nmap; Utility for network discovery and security auditing. (OpenSource)
  • Xmind; Mind mapping & diagram tool. (OpenSource)
  • DFX Audio; Improves the sound quality of your computer. (Commercial, owned)
  • Steinberg Cubase 4; Music sequencer, for recording, arranging and editing. (Commercial, owned)
  • Stardock Star10; Windows 10 start menu replacement. (Commercial, owned)

Online services I use

  • PrivateVPN; Paid VPN service I highly recommend. (Commercial, owned)
  • CyberghostVPN; Paid VPN service which is also highly recommended. (Commercial, owned)
  • LastPass; Password manager (Freeware & Commercial, owned)
  • Brain.fm; AI-generated music to improve focus, relaxation & sleep. (Commercial, owned)
  • Office365; Online/On-premise office software, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook. (Commercial, owned)
  • PushAlot; Platform for receiving custom push notifications to Windows Phone. (Free service)
  • SlideBean; Platform for creating onlline presentations. (Paid service)
  • Serpstats; SEO Platform. (Paid service)
  • ProtonMail Plus; Secure Encrypted E-mail, Hosted in Switzerland. (Paid service)
  • ProtonVPN; Secure VPN from Switzerland. (Paid service)
  • DNS Proxies: Hidden I do not want others to see my DNS requests. (Paid service) ( another good one is dns.watch)

Video games I play

  • Star Citizen; First Person Universe that will allow for unlimited game play. (In alpha, In development)

My current smartphones

  • Microsoft Lumia 950; Windows 10 Phone + Microsoft Display Dock
  • Apple iPhone 8: IOS Phone

Current operating systems used

  • Microsoft Windows systems; Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016.
  • Unix/Linux distributions; Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Whonix, Kali.
  • Synology NAS; 2x 211j.
  • Raspberry pi; Pi 2 Model B, Pi 3 Model B, Pi 3 Model B+.
  • Domotica systems; Pi 2 Model B Domoticz/HomeAssistant.
  • Camera systems; Foscam Camera’s, Vstarcam Doorbell.

Domotica systems used

  • Raspberry Pi [Controller]; Pi 2 Model B (Debian)
  • Z-Wave [Network]; Aeonlabs Z-stick (Aeotec).
  • Multi Sensors; Multiple Aeonlabs MultiSensor 6 (Aeotec).
  • Z-Wave [Lights]; Several Z-Wave LED bulbs (Domitech).
  • Z-Wave [Energy]; Aeonlabs Home Energy Meter (Aeotec).
  • RING [Doorbell]; Doorbell with camera and sensors(Ring).

Connected periphials

  • Logitech G; G710+ Mechanical keyboard. Wired.
  • Logitech G; G502 Protheus Core Mouse, Wired.
  • Logitech G; G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset, Wireless.
  • Steelseries; Apex Raw Keyboard, Wired.
  • MadCatz; R.A.T. 5 Mouse, Wired.