About

Introduction

My Name is Martin Himken and I’m a computer scientist with passion for completion. I started as a certified IT specialist in system integration, I worked with small companies to enterprise size customers and finally I lead my own team for a few years. When my wife brought my youngest into this world I decided to go back to consultancy. So now, I’m back at S&L Systemhaus GmbH. If you’d like to get in contact with my please use Xing or LinkedIn.

I really like to study new technologies and try to evaluate and test them whenever I have time to do so. A quick list of things would be as follows. Please note that this list is by no means ordered OR complete OR based on my knowledge on a certain topic.

For a short list of things I really do know, visit the subpage:

  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (formerly SCCM)
  • Endpoint Management (incl. Microsoft Intune)
  • Endpoint Security (EM+S, WDATP…)
  • Office 365 (specifically migrations from On-Prem)

Hobbys

I play video games whenever I have some free time left over. If I’m lucky I even get to post about them here on this blog.
I also love music and I’m not exaggerating, when I say that there is next to no major genre that I don’t listen to. Unfortunately I never picked up an instrument on my own – except if you count my keyboard strokes as music. It should be noted that there’re some exceptions to that “all genre” things, but lets not get into details on that.

If you’d like to contact me, about any article on this website, content hosted on this website or similar don’t hesitate to write an E-Mail to spam@manima.de or (for now) comment on the article. (I tried this a few times and I decided that it’s for the best to leave this off.) However, for job proposals or if you’d like to work with us/me in a project, contact me via Xing or LinkedIn (links above) and in the top right corner.

About this website

If you have been here before, you’ll have noticed the ‘little’ change, but for everybody else: This is the third relaunch of this website. I mainly did it this time, because I was – plainly said – way too lazy to make an overhaul. The old WordPress I used was flawed, old (we’re talking a couple major version changes…), had bugs and was still using HTML4. So instead I redid the webpage, upgraded to a newer Version and gave the site a new look.

Lets make one thing very clear: There is no focus of the content of this web page! I will post whatever I feel like posting about. I will try my best to add a category every time so you may filter to your hearts content.

This is now the fourth Version of this website, rebuild on December 2015 but this time keeping the content. It’s using a new theme (which unfortunately still has a few bugs since it is still in beta), supports DNSSEC has valid TLSA records. The Mail servers have been configured to support DANE now and for some extra information (and security) I added a DMARC entry. I really feel more websites should use this techniques!

I now support Brotli compression and implemented HSTS – again. No idea why that was not activated. If I’m feeling confident I might implement HPKP as well soon. HTTP/2 is not supported in IIS 8.5, since I might change my provider soon you might see me going from Server 2012 to 2016!

UPDATE Dec 2019: Provider change has been postponed indefinitely. There is no comparable server provider at the same price on the market right now. Even most VPS are either too expensive or don’t allow “Bring your own license”. Server is now updated, supports http/2 and currently gets an A+ on Qualys SSL.

This page was last updated on: Last updated: January 1, 2020 at 21:22 pm