Recently, I received an email invitation about writing an article on working from home (WFH) amid coronavirus outbreak. As an IT professional who still does much work in a traditional face-to-face way, that led to my interest in the topic, resulting in a presentation I have done privately and finally…


There are times when life can seem incredibly difficult, such as during the times of a pandemic. When the worst happens, it’s natural to feel that life will no longer be the same.

This post explores:

  • Ways of living and thinking that enable us to not only survive but to…


Today, I would like to talk to you about empathetic communication because I think it is especially important recently due to the pandemic and other reasons too.

I will go through it starting with what it is, why we need it and how to achieve it with a number of…


This introductory article is about Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and a major player of which, Ansible, its concepts — control node, managed host, inventory, playbook and modules — along with a quick example using an Ansible command to remediate configuration drift of managed computers, so that a specified service on them is…


For file server admins, this Windows batch script provisions (copies) new folders with exact permissions and content from a specified existing folder (template) based on the information inputted by a user via its command-line interface. …


Designed for Active Directory (AD) admins, this PowerShell script ws-dynamic-group automates the addition or removal of group members in a Windows local or AD domain group based on content in a CSV file or an LDAP query, turning a static group into a dynamic one.

Preventive features such as setting…


CIS, Center for Internet Security, publishes prescriptive system hardening documents which provide guidance for establishing a secure system configuration on platforms such as Windows. Usually, their Windows hardening documents are over a hundred pages long and would take a long time to perform hardening manually by one person. Thankfully, there…


This is an article of work ethics written to encourage my dear young colleague and remind myself.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in…


At the time of writing, it is near the end of my twenties. It is a good moment for me to reflect on myself and to share my 2 cents being someone who has the experience. Here are my top 3 dos for all young people in their 20s.

1. Keep learning and strengthening ourselves

“At…


As a young IT professional in a large enterprise, there were rules I had to learn in order not to go out of line — it was 2011, the first time I ever stepped into the commercial world of IT, where I learned the essentials (and politics) from my supervisor…

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