Life

Book Notes: How to Win Friends and Influence People

This one had been on my list to read for awhile as I had heard a lot recommendations for it. It had some good tidbits of information on improving your “people skills”. Below are a few of my notes from the book- Part 1: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People In technical lines, like engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success…

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Life

Book Notes: Extreme Ownership

I have been a big fan of Jocko Willink for awhile now listening to his podcast regularly and reading a couple of his books. I recently went back and re-read this book and took some notes. I read it again because my work situation has changed and I am now in more of a “leadership” position. This book is full…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Book Notes: The Comfort Crisis

Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self  https://www.amazon.com/Comfort-Crisis-Embrace-Discomfort-Reclaim/dp/B08LDX3TZ2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CTG351JICM59&dchild=1&keywords=the+comfort+crisis+audiobook&qid=1631650483&sr=8-1 I heard Michael Easter on the Joe Rogan Podcast and thought this book would be right up my alley. It didn’t disappoint. The story centres around the authors gruelling 33 day hunting trip in Alaska, all the discomforts he encounters along the way, and how the experience made him happier…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Book Notes: ‘Flourish’ by Martin E P Seligman

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being “In this groundbreaking book, one of the world’s foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life.” I heard someone recommend this book on a podcast I was listening to years…

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Azure, Technology

25. Monitor Resources using Azure Monitor

Overview of Azure Monitor Azure Monitor is a centrally place to monitor applications and infrastructure. It can monitor: VMs Applications Storage accounts Containers Networks SQL By default Azure Monitor doesn’t do anything until you connect your infrastructure to it. “Azure Monitor collects monitoring telemetry from a variety of on-premises and Azure sources. Management tools, such as those in Azure Security…

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Azure, Technology

24. Monitor and troubleshoot virtual networking

Azure Monitor for Networks “Azure Monitor Network Insights provides a comprehensive view of health and metrics for all deployed network resources, without requiring any configuration. It also provides access to network monitoring capabilities like Connection Monitor, flow logging for network security groups (NSGs), and Traffic Analytics.” From <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/insights/network-insights-overview> Monitoring Networks Go to “azure Portal -> Monitor -> Networks” From here you can see your different networks and…

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Azure, Technology

22. Secure Access to Virtual Networks

NSGs (Network Security Groups) “You can use an Azure network security group to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources in an Azure virtual network. A network security group contains security rules that allow or deny inbound network traffic to, or outbound network traffic from, several types of Azure resources. For each rule, you can specify source and destination, port, and…

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Azure, Technology

23. Configure Load Balancing

Introduction to Load Balancing What is a load balancer? “An Azure load balancer is a Layer-4 (TCP, UDP) load balancer that provides high availability by distributing incoming traffic among healthy VMs. A load balancer health probe monitors a given port on each VM and only distributes traffic to an operational VM. You define a front-end IP configuration that contains one…

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Azure, Technology

20. Implement and Manage Virtual Networking

Introduction to VNet Peering By default, a VM on one VNet cannot communicate with a VM on another VNet. You can setup peering relationship between the 2 networks to allow them to communicate. Peering must be setup to work in both directions Setting up Peering In this example we will setup the connection between the Virtual Networks: vSydney and vMelbourne…

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19. Manage Virtual Networking

Virtual Networks A virtual network is like the glue that binds various resources together in the infrastructure as a service model. EG: a VM without a Virtual network would be a standalone VM without any access to other resources. Virtual networks don’t have any cost. There is a limit of around 250 virtual networks per region. Before creating your Virtual…

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