Skill Sets

An extensive array of knowledge and expertise through education and decades of work.

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Skill Sets

When I first started on this section I thought it would take a couple of days to finish.  But it quickly became apparent it would take much, much longer.

At one point it even seemed like it would be easier to make a short list of the things I don’t do.

This section will be a work in progress that will take some time to complete.

In the interim, I put everything into an unsorted list titled Big Unorganized Glop of Stuff that is not Complete or in Any Particular Order

If you can’t find the specific skill set you’re looking for, feel free to contact me about what you need.

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Skill Sets by Technology

▪ Skills that every business needs ▪

This section was far more difficult than I thought it would be.  And it wasn’t about the content, it was the editing.

As of early 2022, it’s about 50% complete.

  • Syncback
  • Acronis
  • Dell: PowerConnect, PowerEdge
  • HP
  • Compaq
  • Aastra / Mitel
  • Linksys
  • Netgear
Database Technologies
  • MySQL / MariaDB
  • Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Express, other editions
  • ADO
  • ADOX
  • dBase
  • MDAC
  • PostgreSQL (junk, avoid it)
  • 1.0, 2 (no joke, really)
  • 3.3, 4.01, 5, 6, 6.22, 7
EMail Systems & Software
  • Exchange Server
  • Postfix
  • Sendmail
  • MailScanner
  • Mail Watch
  • Pyzor
  • Razor
  • Spam Assassin
File Systems: Files / Directories / Sharing
  • Sharing Related: Samba / SMB, NetBEUI, Windows File Sharing
  • EXT (2, 3, 4)
  • NTFS
  • Motherboards, System Boards, Server Boards, Workstation Boards
  • Industrial: Pick and Place Machines for Board Manufacturing
Languages, Programming
  • Basic
  • DOS
  • Linux Shell
  • Visual Basic
  • PHP
  • PERL
  • JavaScript
  • C
  • C Sharp
  • SSH
  • PAM
Management / Maintenance
  • Webmin
  • Logging Systems
  • Scheduling Systems: CRON, Task Scheduler
  • Updates: Windows, OPKG, YUM,
  • VNC, RDP
  • Remote Desktop
  • DNS: BIND / NAMED, Microsoft DNS, Dynamic DNS, other
  • WINS
  • DHCP
  • Shorewall / Shoreline Firewall
  • OpenWRT
  • DD-WRT
  • PPP
  • MWAN / MultiWAN Routers
  • Hardware: Routers, Wireless, Switches
Operating Systems (see DOS, Linux, Server(s), Windows, etc.) Phone
  • VoIP
  • Asterisk, Asterisk GUI
  • FreePBX
  • Isabel
  • VoIP Hardware: Outgoing / Incoming
  • POTS
  • POTS Hardware: Punchdown Blocks, etc.
  • Workstations: Anti-Virus, Firewalls (Windows, etc.)
  • Servers: SELINUX
  • Networking: Firewalls (various)
Server(s) (Operating Systems)
  • Windows: Windows 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.11, WfW, NT 3.51, 95, NT 4, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2016, 10, Server 2019, 11
  • Linux: CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenWRT, DD-WRT
Services / Daemons (also referred to as ‘Servers’)
  • Web: Apache HTTP Server, NGINX, IIS
  • DNS: Microsoft DNS, BIND,
  • Database: MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server
  • EMail: Exchange, Postfix, Sendmail, IIS SMTP, Spam Assassin
  • File Services: Samba (3, 4), Windows File Sharing, NetBEUI, NetBIOS
Software Services (Specialty, SaS (Software as a Service), “Cloud Based”)
  • Dental: Eaglesoft
  • Medical: Centricity
  • Network: DynDNS
Storage Related
  • RAID
  • HDD
  • SSD
  • M.2
  • NVME
  • NGFF
  • VMWare: WorkStation, Server, Sphere, etc
  • Hyper-V (since Virtual PC)
VoIP see Phones VPN
  • OpenVPN, CA (Certificate Authorities)
  • PPTP
Web Related
  • Services / Servers / Daemons: Apache, NGINX, IIS (Internet Information Services), LightHTTPD, UHTTPD
  • HTTPS /Certificates, Certbot, OpenSSL, PKI
  • SEO
  • PHP, FPM, FastCGI,
  • WordPress
  • MediaWiki, Parsoid, STUNNEL
  • FTP, ProFTP, IIS FTP, VSFTP, etc.
  • Proxy Services: Squid, SOCKS (4, 5), IIS
  • 1.1, 2.0 (no joke, really)
  • WFW (Windows for Work Groups): 3.1, 3.11
  • NT: 3.51, 4
  • Home: 3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, ME
  • Work Station: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
  • Server: 3.1, 3.51, 4, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
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Skill Sets Alphabetically

▪ Like an Index ▪

This is a big list of stuff.  As time permits, I’ll add information balloons and popups to explain each of the items below.  Some items are listed twice, but that’s because the fall into several categories.
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Internet Information Services
  • PHP
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Skill Sets in a Big Unorganized Glop

▪ Just the rough notes right now ▪

As I noted above, it is going to take a long time to sort through everything and put them in an organized form that makes it easier for other people to understand.  In the interim, this list will have to suffice.  It is by no means complete, but I will be sourcing subject matter from it.

And until this section is complete, it might be better to scroll back up to the Skill Sets by Genre section.

Skills I do not have

▪ ...not an ego trip. It was humbling thinking about how much I don't know ▪ ▪ ...not an ego trip ▪
(It was humbling thinking about how much I don't know)

At first it seemed like a daft thing, making a ‘short’ list of all the skills and knowledge I don’t have.   making a long list of all the skills and experience I do have would be so time consuming.  Then about half a second later, I recognized it for the egotistical exercise of vanity it was.  And then I decided to do it anyway, just for fun.

It turned into a fun exercise that demonstrates how much I don’t know.  That is an excellent life lesson to realize how much there is to learn.  In the end, instead of an ego exercise, I found this section to be more of an inspiration to continue learning , be open to new ideas, and always improve.

  • IBM Mainframes: IBM 1400 Series, System/360, IBM System/370, etc.
  • Visual Fox Pro
  • Oracle Database Products