About me

Hi, my name is Patrick Lambert and I'm an IT worker, anime fan, digital artist and video gamer. I live in Montreal, Canada and have over 15 years of experience in technology. This site contains links to many things I've created in the past couple of years.

You can see the freelance services I offer here.

Articles and tutorials

These are the blog posts, articles, whitepapers and tutorials I wrote in the recent past.

2015-02-16Implementing Google Authentication on CentOS 7.xTutorial
2017-01-02Tips and tricks on using PowerShellCheatsheet
2016-05-08Building an OpenVPN server in AWSTutorial
2017-09-29How to remove Windows 10 bloatware applicationsTutorial
2016-08-01Top 10 tenets of a System AdministratorOpinion
2017-07-1310 tips for securing your digital lifeOpinion
2016-01-07Rosetta Stone of Coding (html)Cheatsheet
2016-10-01Raspberry Pi projectsTutorial
2015-12-22Making a .NET Windows app without using Visual StudioTutorial
2015-11-28Deep analysis of modern web site (pdf)Whitepaper
2015-09-03Sending notifications from PowerShell using AWS SNSTutorial
2015-04-15Accessing SQLite databases in PowerShellTutorial
2015-01-30Office 365 Cheatsheet (pdf)Cheatsheet
2015-01-29Networking Cheatsheet (pdf)Cheatsheet
2015-01-27AWS S3 and PowerShell tutorialTutorial
2014-11-29Scripting web sessions in PowerShellTutorial
2014-11-07Database administration for non-DBAs (pdf)Tutorial
2014-10-15A study of code abstraction (pdf)Whitepaper
2014-09-28Generating Global IDs (pdf)Whitepaper
2013-12-11Creating a users directory in FileMaker from ADTutorial
2012-09-21Star Wars Timeline (pdf)Whitepaper
2011-01-12Making of a 3D render (pdf)Tutorial
2010-07-06Lighting tutorial in E-on Vue (pdf)Tutorial
2010-07-013D Concepts (pdf)Tutorial
2017-11-27Ansible tips and tricksCheatsheet
2016-11-29Finding things with findstr, find and grepCheatsheet
2015-01-02Keeping your clock up to date with NTPCheatsheet
2017-11-29Installing multiple Python versionsCheatsheet
2018-01-01Public PGP keyOther
2015-04-22Google is using Chrome to shape the web in their imageOpinion
2016-03-12Image and video conversion with FFmpeg and ImageMagickCheatsheet
2018-03-14Let's Encrypt and certbot commandsCheatsheet
2018-04-15Scanning Wi-Fi with LinuxTutorial
2013-04-22Modeling V4 props in HexagonTutorial
2018-09-27Japanese Language Reference (pdf)Cheatsheet
2019-02-06Using tor to download anonymously on CentOS LinuxTutorial
2016-02-19SystemD reference sheetCheatsheet
2015-06-28Hard disk health check in LinuxCheatsheet
2019-05-16Primer for collecting anime figuresTutorial
2019-07-29Checking the health of AWS ELB targets using a Lambda functionTutorial
2019-08-06When does it make sense to go serverless?Opinion
2018-12-24Automating the creation of a self-signed certificate in IISTutorial
2018-07-12What is 'frugal' for meOpinion
2019-08-18Backing up your cloud instances with AWS Lifecycle PolicyTutorial
2019-03-01How to work with Ansible templatesTutorial
2019-09-08Investing to financial independence as a CanadianOpinion
2019-09-19Dividend investing portfolio diversificationOpinion
2019-09-20I like good tech, but I dislike trendy gadgetsOpinion
Software projects

These are some projects available on this site. You can find all my open source code on GitHub.

HealthstoneA lightweight system monitoring service.
ConnixPython 3 utilities library.
AurebeshLearn Aurebesh, the Star Wars language.
BOFHHandy excuses for help desk technicians.
CryptCrypto and hashing web utilities.
ScriptsMy system administration scripts.
TideArtArchived content from TideArt website.
NodePointAn IT system for the modern environment. (deprecated)
IT Certifications
Technical Skills
System AdministrationWindows Server, Linux, iOS, Android, Active Directory, IIS, Apache, Ansible, SQL, Hyper-V, AWS, Azure
Web development, scripting and codingHTML, Python, PowerShell, Git
WritingMS Office, LaTeX, Markdown
NetworkingTCP/IP, pfSense, OpenVPN, FreeNAS
Technical SupportOffice 365, Google Apps, IE, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

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