Matthew Mombrea

Matthew Mombrea is a software engineer, founder of Cypress North, and a technology enthusiast.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Hyper-V tuning: Linux virtual machine over iSCSI follow up

Health Insurance: The elephant in the (waiting) room

Health Insurance: The elephant in the (waiting) room

The perils of owning a business are many. Among the biggest challenges is health care for principals and employees. With the recent plan changes, the odds are stacked against you.

Wordpress Multisite SSL with domain mapping using Cloudflare

Wordpress Multisite SSL with domain mapping using Cloudflare

The march toward SSL everywhere continues. Luckily, the options for enabling SSL on your sites are getting more extensive.

Hyper-V tuning: Linux virtual machines over iSCSI

Hyper-V tuning: Linux virtual machines over iSCSI

My ongoing quest to find a stable configuration for hosting many virtual machines in a Windows Hyper-V cluster

How to transfer a GoDaddy SSL certificate to Windows IIS 8

How to transfer a GoDaddy SSL certificate to Windows IIS 8

Moving an SSL certificate to a new server isn't always straight forward. Moving one from Godaddy to a new Windows Server proved down right frustrating.

How to achieve HTTPS everywhere and improve Google rankings

How to achieve HTTPS everywhere and improve Google rankings

In August 2014 Google announced that part of its security improvement initiative would include factoring in the use of HTTPS/SSL on a website in its search algorithms.

MSSQL Server 2016 coming with JSON support (not really)

MSSQL Server 2016 coming with JSON support (not really)

Users have been clamoring for native JSON support in MSSQL server for years now. With the upcoming 2016 release, Microsoft attempts, and fails, to fulfill the request.

Infrastructure Monitoring with Zabbix, Nagios, or other?

Infrastructure Monitoring with Zabbix, Nagios, or other?

What's happening with your infrastructure right now? Is the network healthy? Are all of your servers online and responding? Gaining insight into these things is an important part of a system administrator's life.

Website monitoring with a Raspberry Pi for nighttime alerts

Website monitoring with a Raspberry Pi for nighttime alerts

Knowing that your servers are running and websites are working is always in the back of a system administrators mind. Here's a way to alert you when you're sleeping.

Visual Studio Code comes to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Visual Studio Code comes to Windows, Mac, and Linux

As part of the Microsoft cross-platform assault, a new editor called Visual Studio code has been released with support for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

Has the Native vs. HTML5 mobile debate changed?

Has the Native vs. HTML5 mobile debate changed?

Advances in JavaScript frameworks and mobile browsers have made HTML5 apps better, but can they be good enough?

Working with decimal precision in .NET with MSSQL Server and Entity Framework

Working with decimal precision in .NET with MSSQL Server and Entity Framework

There are some common gotcha's when you first get started with the .NET Entity Framework and how numeric values are handled

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