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The Future in My Eyes

06:10:08am, 24th Jun 2017

This has probably been the longest delay in getting a finished design live in many years... but as with every revision, there comes about something new under the bonnet too.

The biggest progression, for want of a better word, is that the oft-mentioned-never-materialising CMS that I've been working on and off for many years has leapt forward significantly. That's not for now, not least because it's not public yet. On the front-end that you can see, however, I've tried something new with the CSS in a bid towards a far more manageable colour-palette.

So, now I'm working to define the spectrum and have it declared once. You make use of an element's association by means of the var attribute (e.g. color: var(--c-black); or border-left: 1px solid var(--c-black);).

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Expand RAID Array on ESXi with No VM Downtime

15:01:57pm, 17th Jan 2017

Jan 17th, 2017 : This is old (circa 2014) but it has relevance still.

If it weren't obviously from the detail below, this is only applicable to ESXi / vSphere environments running on HP ProLiant chassis.

Needless to say, these are ONLY guidelines; use your own common sense and diligence...

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In Defense of Our Good Name?

03:37:41am, 14th Jan 2017

Frankly, it is of little surprise (and to a point a bearable burden) that much of what you do, say, look for and desire is captured, monitored and scrutinised with the aim of, essentially, marketing the world around you and the content that you're served (although the real reasons are generally far more totalitarian).

Your existence and your interests are nothing more than a row in a database; you are a numerical metric who's behavior and reliance on technology feeds the beast that serves you. Even the most vigilant and staunchly defiant resistors who aim to exist below the radar through Tor or various 'anonymising proxies' would be hard pushed to guarantee they'd never (at least willfully) submitted or contributed some sort of seed to the stockpile.

Our reliance on technology, and ultimately the internet, means phones are no longer just a medium for simply contacting others but are our gateway to society; they are a lifeline of integration into the every day world. They have become the critical object to check for before you leave the house and with our behavior of using them to pay for goods, compare products, to function as a literal guide and to instantly retrieve answers or directions, they facilitate every component of every-day life. We currently exist alongside generations who simply will not use paper maps, instinctive navigation or to some degree, even real textbooks (even less so siphon through arguably superfluous information, by proxy learning more, in the search for what they are seeking).

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HTTP(s) Issues w/ Wine32/64 (Steam, uPlay etc.)

11:53:49am, 22nd Apr 2016

This is a copy (for my sake) of a thread I've started on the WineHQ forums.

It's a well documented problem but I am unsure of what correlation(s) have been made previously. Intention of this thread is to progress with further debugging.

When run with wine32/64, Steam is capable of negotiating HTTP sessions, but often verbose output flags 'fixme' issues with WINHTTP / proxy complaints etc.

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Surgical Meth Machine - 'I'm Invisible'

12:47:42pm, 2nd Apr 2016

Been waiting for this for ages... and I bet the rest of the album is brutally heavy!

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Remote Installation of Binary with Powershell & WMI v2

15:29:56pm, 22nd Mar 2016

24th June 2017 : This has been improved significantly, as per this derivative on GitHub.

Below is an improved approach to something previously detailed.

As then, the intention of this script was to deploy an AEM agent to remote workstations using -searchbase scopes, with logging. Progress notification (i.e. bar) and a more efficient foreach are on the cards, but this can be easily tweaked to allow deployment of any other silent binary, such as a Bomgar agent;

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'Googly'

15:24:03pm, 20th Mar 2016

'Googly'

It's doing the rounds but I've no idea where it originally cropped up... almost certainly 4chan or Reddit.

Still, a gem :)

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The Structure of Linux

15:17:14pm, 20th Mar 2016

The Structure of Linux

Source : http://imgur.com/yWfCliF

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Bob the Process

15:14:42pm, 20th Mar 2016

Bob the Process

Bob. Bob the Process.

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The Impact of MINIX

19:10:38pm, 18th Mar 2016

Grab a cup of tea and sit down for an utterly fascinating and entertaining 10 minutes :)

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Your Path

19:07:51pm, 18th Mar 2016

Your Path

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Lincoln

13:41:54pm, 13th Mar 2016

Abraham Lincoln 01

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Move Inactive Workstations to New OU

14:36:05pm, 10th Mar 2016

Whilst this function is straightforward, you could of course do anything against the applicable objects (e.g. disable-adaccount);

import-module activedirectory

$inactive = (Get-Date).Adddays(-(180)) 

$comps = get-adcomputer -filter {LastLogonTimeStamp -lt $inactive} -properties * | select-object Name,@{Name="Stamp"; Expression={[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.lastLogonTimestamp)}

foreach($comp in $comps){move-adobject $comp –targetpath “ou=Inactive Machines,dc=domain,dc=com”}

Run line by line, or save entire contents as inactive_machines.ps1.

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Masscanning the Internet

12:57:14pm, 3rd Mar 2016

This is a topic I've long considered discussing in public and whilst there are better examples, I found this an interesting watch... if not frustrating, for reasons of my own.

Long term, I might look to use this as a catalyst to upgrade this thread to a 'project' as there is far too much to focus on this element of interest in just a few paragraphs...

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HS-210 : QNAP <-> Debian

04:38:37am, 27th Feb 2016

A few months ago, I came across a vendor selling off the QNAP HS-210 for ~£120, which was an incredible bargain. I toyed with getting two, maybe even three, of the units knowing they'd serve my requirements adequately and, for the money, efficiently too. As it goes, I ended up getting just one, and not two days later the vendor stopping selling it entirely... much to my frustration. I guess they were selling off their stockpile; hindsight, eh?

The unit itself is, well, frankly quirky. Clearly, it's beautiful, sleek and aesthetically pleasing. With two 'hot-swap' bays, it's also very manageable and the unit is actually fairly robust considering it's, really, just a T-bone embedded board with no fans. As such, it operates silently, which was my main desire. Obviously with this being a low-end model with only two bays (thus offering only RAID0/1), I wasn't expecting incredible write speeds... which is great, considering this is the biggest problem it has (though, not surprisingly, it does get incredibly hot).

QNAP HS-210

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