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Behind the scenes of Matt Zaske Online is Matt Zaske: automation evangelist, technology grief counselor, developer, systems admin, freelancer, father, moustache aficionado, and jack of all trades.

I provide practical advice, extraordinary ideas, and no-nonsense technology solutions for everyday folks. Let's work together to do something amazing!

Recent Tech-related Blog Posts:

January 17, 2022 8 minutes

On the heels of (and riding the wave following) my recent migration of Drupal to a new server host, I decided

January 3, 2022 10 minutes

One of my "end of 2021 break" projects was a planned "lift and shift" of my primary Drupal instance to a fresh, sparkly new web host stack. The stack on which it resided was reaching end of life and for a few other reasons it was time to make the change.

December 6, 2021 8 minutes

A few weeks ago I was asked to help update a centralized inventory dataset, which to us is definitely a "tertiary" system. Several hundred device records were associated with our part of the organization, and every time I opened the list I quickly "noped" out of doing anything with it.

November 8, 2021 3 minutes

This year, I'm working with/mentoring a paid intern on a device monitoring project for a portion of our fleet. These sort of projects are always fun and meaningful in that we identify a problem or opportunity to improve, and then solve said problem in a way we've not done before.

October 25, 2021 4 minutes

During the foray into fixing up the Let's Encrypt root certificate expiration bits for my af

October 11, 2021 4 minutes

In our classroom fleet, almost all devices are wireless-only for their network access. This as a design is great for mobility and flexibility and the user experience but presents its own set of very unique challenges on the technical side.

September 27, 2021 6 minutes

It's been written about and announced for some time—the forthcoming expiration of the DST Root CA X3 certificate. The good news for most folks is that it's not a big deal.

September 13, 2021 3 minutes

It's been a full nine months since I first wrote about implementing DMARC controls, and over six months since I