Thanks for visiting! The Grok Designs domain name celebrated its 15th birthday on August 16th, 2017, and for the first time in a long time, there is actually some content here! So, how did it start? It started with an 18 year old kid who thought he’d be the next great designer…hence the name (grok1). That never came to fruition, so the site sat dormant for a long time. For a while, it had some articles on small PHP projects I had worked on, but by and large there wasn’t much content here for 15 years. As I’ve become more interested in information security and system administration, I decided that blogging may be a good way to keep track of some projects I’m working on and hopefully help some other people out.