How to Make a Subnetting Cheat Sheet

How to Make a Subnetting Cheat Sheet First, write out the decimal representation of each bit of a single 8bit byte. 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 Next, we want to subtract the bit decimal value from 256. 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 256 -128 -64 -32 -16 -8 -4 -2 -1 128 192 224 240 248 252 254 255 This gives us our “magic number,” as some people call it, as well as the remaining bits of our network from the default subnet mask.

The Joys of Subnetting

I have been studying for my CompTIA Network+ certification exam. This is the one of the early career trifecta (A+, Network+, & Security+) that I had been hoping to avoid. I was hoping that I might be able to find a cybersecurity track job without needing the Network+, so I could forego that exam entirely. Now the exam itself may not be a necessary for getting into cybersecurity, however understanding networking in general is absolutely necessary.

Raspberry Pi Woes

I had five days off—two for a wedding, two for my regular weekend, and the 4th of July. I decided that this would be a great time to finally migrate my Nextcloud to my new Raspberry Pi case, the (Argon One)[] . I was excited to pull my personal cloud off of (Digital Ocean)[] and into my home. That is not to say that I wasn’t pleased with the service they have at Digital Ocean, I actually enjoyed my time there quite a bit.

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

While I have never been a diehard Dead Kennedys fan, I have always loved their use of linguistic cacophony, hence the title. Basically, I have been building and rebuilding, building and rebuilding this website for quite sometime now. I am using Hugo for ease of use, as opposed to writing HTML, CSS, and JS for every single post. I can just tell Hugo to spin me up a markdown file, where I write my text, load it with links and images if need be, and then ask it to build HTML and CSS from my markdown given the predefined parameters.