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My name is Nicko (as you have probably noticed from my domain). I am currently a student in the science and technology branch of my school. At the IT department there I’m mostly responsible for setting up and maintaining Active Directory services.

Another great occupation of mine is home labbing. I love tinkering around with infrastrucure at home and setting up enterprise-ready environments without the pressure of costly downtimes …

My greatest skills are in observability stack (Promtheus (Thanos), Grafana, Opsgenie), the cloud (Google Cloud & basic AWS), cybersecurity (TryHackeMe & HackTheBox experience), virtualization with Proxmox and XCP-ng, Ansible automation & Docker containerization.

As for programing languages I master Python & Shellscripting, web-development with HTML, CSS & basic JavaScript & PHP.

Stuff I like:

  • Linux
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity
  • Making people understand the value of privacy

Stuff I dislike:

  • Sleeping over a problem
  • Breaking drivers
  • Dirty (code) documentation
  • Redundancy

Things outside tech:

  • Boxing
  • Biking
  • Reading books
  • and … Tech ;)


I love reading and actually spend most of the free time I have to myself with books. They’re very quiet friends who have a lot to say.

Therefore here is a curated list of my favorite works following. Maybe one or the other will find a nice new inspiration.

Title Author Publisher
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers Robert C. Martin Prentince Hall
Permanent Record Edward Snowden S.Fischer
Extreme Privacy: What it takes to disappear Michael Bazzel Inteltechniques
OSINT: Resources for searching and analyzing data Michael Bazzel Inteltechniques
Medien- und Informationsethik Jessica Heesen Springer-Verlag
Teslas unvorstellbar geniales und verblüffend katastrophales Vermächtnis Eric Elfman Loewe