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  • To Git or Not to Git

    October 8, 2012

    tldr; you should probably git Since I started using git and now GitHub in September, I have to say it is quite life changing. I’ve created a few repositories that I use for some configuration items and I found that it really allows me to tinker with my system and other things much easier. Previously […]

  • Code or something like it

    September 14, 2012

    I’ve been using PowerShell quite a bit in the past few months for various tasks, such as mass Storage vMotion, snapshot reporting as well as some other tasks and have found it to be invaluable and I learn more every day. It reminds me of AppleScript, but much more useful. Since nearly everything MS related […]

  • #! Testing

    August 29, 2012

    I just installed the latest testing version of Crunchbang (crunchbang-11-20120806-amd64) and the first thing that came to mind is polished. On my Thinkpad T61, this is considerably faster than the previous version. As far as customizations, I had to move the tint2 bar down to the bottom, kill any compositing (just not for me) upgrade […]

  • After a 3 year love affair with Nokia…

    August 17, 2012

    After a 3 year love affair with Nokia (read: Symbian and Maemo) I’m back to Android – more specifically Cyanogenmod 9. My much loved N900 and N8 are collecting dust.

  • Happy Birthday Debian!

    August 16, 2012

    Happy birthday Debian! I’ve been using Debian for nearly 5 years and haven’t looked back.

  • RE: app.net

    August 13, 2012

    RE: app.net Have you heard of (insert blog engine here) and RSS? Seems pretty open to me…

  • There’s nothing as permanent as a temporary solution

    August 12, 2012

    There’s nothing as permanent as a temporary solution. I forget

  • Your definition of Open is different

    July 6, 2012

    Cisco recently pushed an update to their routers that required users to sign up for a privacy-crushing “cloud service” or forfeit management abilities on the router. This caused all sorts of outrage. Cisco quickly changed their privacy statement and is trying to appease concerns as detailed on their blog. But the simple fact is that […]

  • VMware Snapshot reports

    April 27, 2012

    I’ve come up with this Windows PowerShell script to help identify virtual machines that have snapshots older than 1 day. It generates a CSV file and emails specified recipients. This is particularly handy in large VMware environments where snapshots can cause major havoc on datastore utilization. Enjoy! # ============================================================================================== # NAME: vmwaresnapreport.ps1 # AUTHOR: Eric […]

  • reboot

    April 4, 2012

    Just over a year. That is far too long to let this site sit and go to waste. I’m in the process of cooking up some articles so look forward to them as I’ve learned a lot in the past year. I’ve moved all of my projects to erickiel.com so go check them out. I’m […]

 
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