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Colin Bitterfield
NIST certified Security Professional | 10+ years experience in infrastructure security and compliance | Experienced in creating security programs.
Python is like the pyramids it takes forever to get setup

I routine create python modules for security work and personal fun projects. Getting a directory structure prepared and prepped takes way too long manually. Recently I found a tool called “toptive python” that runs in Yeomn. It creates a shell, docker file, documentation and a complete skeleton for a well…


Desert in Israel

Every time that I change work laptops or upgrade my laptop to a new version of MAC OSX, I need to remove and reconfigure parts of MAC Ports and get things going. …


I am working with several small businesses with business development and automation issues. We evaluated SalesForce.com and some other CRM solutions. For a startup, the question is always a cost-related one. …


Throughout my career, I observe that we are solving the same security issues over and over. The technology may change, but the problems don’t.

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In the military, we used two concepts two describe problems of technology: 1. People, Process, and Technology 2. Prescriptive v Kinistec.

These concepts will help to…


I started this journey because the eCommerce site we built with OpenCart 3 was too slow and we needed a better alternative. These are my experiences.

In the world of Agile, we need to level-set and define the problem upfront. I tried the quickstart package and it was too old…


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One of the best tools I use for debugging and helping me write python code is the Jupyter notebook. Recently, I found out that I can add the PHP kernel for debugging.

I really like my MacBook Pro and OSX. I use Eclipse (Oxygen) with Pydev for developing Python scripts…


Getting your tooling setup to just get work done is half the battle sometimes. My battle with LEMP started about two weeks ago when I wanted to configure a representative development environment for a small PHP application I am working on. I spent about two weeks developing a well-configured docker…


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Over the last week, I decided to create a LEMP implementation with DOCKER to support a PHP web app that I am writing. It started when I could not find a good image in the repository that had enough features. Most of the images are little more than a docker…

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