Writing on software design, company building, and the computer industry.

All of my long-form thoughts on programming, leadership, blockchains, cybersecurity and more, collected in chronological order.

Desktop Linux Made Easy: Ubuntu 9.10 Review

Canonical released Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed "Karmic Koala," on October 29th, 2009, and it quickly gained a reputation as the best version of Ubuntu. It impresses with its fast boot times and straightforward installation process, making it accessible to both new and advanced users.

Configure Form Based Authentication for Outlook Web Access in Microsoft Exchange Server

Implementing Form Based Authentication (FBA) in Microsoft Exchange for Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a simple process that provides security benefits such as session expiration and secure logouts. It involves configuring OWA with SSL, enabling FBA on the HTTP Virtual Server in Exchange System Manager, and directing clients to access the secure site using HTTPS. No additional client-side configuration is needed.