Guy Reams

I am a professor of Computer Science at Mt. San Jacinto College. I am a solutions architect for Datalink Corporation. I am a business owner for a Security and Network Consulting Firm called Conduit Networks Inc. I am Chess Player. I love Backpacking. I am a husband and a father. I am a mormon.

Week of 5.6.18 – Applying Scrum

So I taught a scrum process for years in a Systems Analysis and Design course. I tweaked the process to fit a shortened timeframe and revised content to fit into a 1 semester course. The scrum process, specifically created to significantly improve software development and specifically increase the agility and speed of those projects. This…

Week of 4.29.18 – No More Powerpoint

I attended a conference for the AIRI (Association of Independent Research Institutes) this week and had the opportunity to present on cloud strategies. I also decided this week that I would never use powerpoint again to present my ideas to an audience. This created a challenge in that I had to figure out how to…

Week of 4.1.18 – The Cloud Exposes You

Although a gained a lot on a personal note this week – see The 365 Commitment – I also spent a lot of time trying to convince clients, sales people and engineers to adopt “the cloud” or specifically the three major hyper-scalers. It occurred to me that all three of them (GCP, AWS, and Azure)…

Week of 3.25.18 – Cloud Security

What is something I learned this week? I spent some time preparing for a Security presentation with Google, Palo Alto Networks, and Proofpoint. I had an opportunity to focus on cloud security, which was interesting to review and prepare for. One concept I came up with was just how simple it is to create a…

Welcome!

This is my personal blog. I plan to post content that I develop in my various ambitions as well as links to various projects that I always find myself involved in. Currently, I am authoring a daily blog called “The 365 Commitment.” This is a personal commitment that I made to follow the same formula for 365 days in a row. You can make the same commitment by visiting The 365 Commitment blog site. I am also currently serving as a regional vice president for Insight Enterprises. Specifically, I am focused on helping our clients with cloud and data center transformation. Visit Insight to learn more. As a child, my father taught me the game of chess and played with me frequently. I have always been a bit passionate, perhaps fanatical about the game. Consequently, I created The Temecula Chess Club. A non-profit organization designed to help keep the game of chess active in my local community.

Why Python?

Python has been in development since 1989. The language is a recent language that is more adaptable to our current compute environment than other languages. Python is an open language. Meaning that it is open source code and is actively supported and worked on by developers all over the world. The language is powerful –…

What type of Language is Python?

We can narrow the vast universe of programming languages to two basic types. The first is low level languages which create machine or assembly language. The second type is a high level language. Common examples are C, C++, Perl and Java. Python is a high level language. We use a high level language because writing…

Updating Plugins and the WordPress White Screen of Death

After updating wordpress plugins you may frequently encounter the dreaded WordPress White Screen of Death. How to handle this? You can easily rename the plugins directory so that WordPress will not access the plugins when trying to load your website. You will need to do this if you cannot load the WP-ADMIN site. If you…

Backing Up a WordPress Site

If you run a wordpress site, then you need to have a process in place to back that site up on a regular basis. The primary reason is when you perform updates to plugins and wordpress itself it is highly recommended to have a complete backup. WordPress is criticized due to the frequent security issues…

Standards

Modern networking, including the Internet and related technologies are the result of the success story of open standards. Around 1987, when IBM was launching the PS/2 (Personal System/2) a war was being waged for competition for the rapidly growing small business machine environment fueled by significant government purchasing. IBM was poised to dominate the PC…