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bio website brandonsramirez.com
location Rochester, NY
age 29
visits member for 1 year, 2 months
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Software Engineer for Skillsoft specializing in performance and security

Expertise with

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • node.js
  • SQL Server

Currently exploring PowerShell, MongoDB and SSRS.


Jun
17
comment Is it possible to ping an address:port?
Excellent suggestion. I used to use this to test if a web server was up when a web browser was not an easy option.
Jun
16
comment What external reliable IP to ping to detect internet is available?
The trouble with this is that the servers you are pinging are dedicated DNS servers. It's common for servers dedicated to a specific purpose to block ping requests (ICMP echo). Google's DNS servers do answer to ping, but is that reliable? I'm not sure that a DNS server responding to ping is a future-proof test of "Is the Internet reachable?"
May
25
comment Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?
"Additionally, I would find it very hard to believe that malware could inject itself into the Automatic Updates engine and masquerade as an update advertised alongside legitimate updates." That sounds like a brilliant idea for malware writers. I'm sure it can be done too. Why not?
Feb
10
awarded  Teacher
Feb
10
answered Why does “//” instead of http or https before the actual link work?
Dec
24
comment What are the benefits of using a proxy?
+1 for drawing diagrams and explaining them.
Aug
12
awarded  Autobiographer
May
2
awarded  Supporter