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Experimenting with Docker, Registrator, and Consul

Over the last few days, I’ve been experimenting with Docker, Registrator, and Consul in an effort to explore some of the challenges involved in building a robust containerized infrastructure. While I haven’t finished fully exploring the idea (and …

Jonathan Dieter: Scratching an itch

Scratch

Scratch

Last year I started teaching programming to my grade 10 classes. I started with Python, which is easy to understand, forces good programming practices, and is one of my favorite languages. It was a complete disaster. I had …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Decrypt Files

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to decrypt files.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to decrypt a file that it previously encrypted?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Decrypt static method from System.IO.File .NET Framework class, for example:

[io.file]::Decrypt("C:\fso\FileWithOutExtension")

Pravin Satpute: Points on Fedora 21 release party AT MIT COE pune on 21st Feb 2015

Celebrating Fedora 21 on 21st Feb 2015, last one we did on 21st Dec 2014 🙂

Fedora 21 is in itself special release due to Fedora.Next initiative, after merging Fedora core with extra this one is major step moving into

Cole Robinson: cubietruck setup, though my card reader is flaky


Finally setup my cubietruck that I purchased late last year. Here it is under my desk running Fedora 21:

Riveting, I know.

I mostly just followed bits from Rich’s and Kashyap’s blog posts, and the Fedora ARM install instructions. …

Riccardo Padovani: Scopes are not widgets (they are better)

One of the thing I appreciate most on Ubuntu Phones are scopes: they are a
totally new way to interact with contents. Unfortunately, after the presentation
of the BQ Aquaris I’ve seen a lot of bloggers saying “Scopes aren’t innovative,

Ratnadeep Debnath: Moving to Ghost

Today, I migrated my blog: http://www.rtnpro.com to Ghost. I was previously writing blogs and maintaining my static blog website using Nikola. I like Nikola for being a very featureful and powerful static blog generator. I find the ReStructuredText …

PowerShell Spotlight: Windows PowerShell User Groups

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell user groups in this edition of PowerShell Spotlight.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the last Saturday of the month, and that means it is PowerShell …

Introducing Get-AzureVMDscExtensionStatus cmdlet for Azure Powershell DSC Extension


Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 1

We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, for distribution in April 2015. With this Beta pre-release, we are now at the stage of being semi stable. However pre-releases are not suitable for a production environment.

Note: this is an beta pre-release. …

Shane Fagan: Interesting discussion and a potential suggestion from Blizzard

Last week’s post got a lot of interesting discussion on reddit and phoronix which is pretty cool. The reception was mixed but the thing that I felt a lot stronger about was risk and reward and the idea came up

Ronnie Tucker: Full Circle #94

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Block Calls, LibreOffice, and Using i2P
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: BTRFS
* Book Review: Practical Data Science Cookbook
* Ubuntu Games: War Thunder
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and …

mythcat: News: NVIDIA for Linux Released with GL_NV_command_list.


Nvidia come with new drivers for Linux OS and support for the following GPUs:
Quadro K620M, Quadro K2200M, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 965M.

NVIDIA has published a long-lived branch release for Linux OS:

PowerTip: Fix Network Connection Profile with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to fix the network connection profile on your laptop running Windows 8.1.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to fix the connection profile for my home network on my laptop
          …

Invoking PowerShell DSC Resources directly

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a distributed Configuration Management (CM) platform which delivers a uniform way to configure Windows components.  Configuration Management tools should layer on top of DSC and components in the Windows server ecosystem should write DSC

John Eckersberg: Hello, World!

Test post to validate feed aggregators are working properly. Stay
tuned for more interesting content soon.…

Randall Ross: Watch Jono’s “Ubuntu: The Past, Present, and Future.”

I just watched Jono’s talk from SCALE [1] entitled “Ubuntu: The Past, Present, and Future.”

It’s really quite an interesting talk, so I’m recommending it to you, my dear readers. I think he did a great job describing the key …

Ralph Bean: Revisiting Datagrepper Performance

In Fedora Infrastructure, we run a service somewhat-hilariously called
datagrepper which lets you
make queries over HTTP about the history of our message bus. (The service that feeds the database is called
datanommer.) We recently
crossed the mark

Richard W.M. Jones: How to boot a Fedora 21 aarch64 UEFI guest on x86_64

You can use virt-builder to make Fedora 21 aarch64 guests easily:

$ virt-builder --arch aarch64 fedora-21

but unless you have real aarch64 hardware, how do you boot them?

Well the latest qemu supports working system emulation for 64 bit …

Kubuntu Wire: Very nice screenshot tour from softpedia

full-screen-wee

Softpedia showcases Kubuntu Vivid Beta 1 with a screenshot tour.…

Using Arrays as Parameter Default Values

PowerShell 3.0 and later

If you define a PowerShell function with some parameters, and you want a given parameter to have a default value that is an array, you may run into a syntax problem:

function Get-SomeData
{ param ( 

Peter Czanik: CzP @ Scale 2015: lemmings, makers and lots of syslog-ng users


This year, for the first time ever, I was presenting and representing syslog-ng in the USA. I was at the South California Linux Expo, or as it is better known: Scale. It’s not just an expo, but also a very …

Daniel Holbach: Sometimes it’s so easy to help out

I already blogged about the help app I was working on a bit in the last time. I wanted to go into a bit more detail now that we reached a new milestone.

What’s the idea behind it?

In a …

Training Course: High Availability for Exchange Server 2013

High availability for Exchange Server 2013 continues to be a topic that creates a lot of questions and problem scenarios for Exchange admins.

Recently I co-authored the ebook Deploying and Managing Exchange Server 2013 High Availability with my fellow Exchange …

Get Process Owner and Other Info with WMI and PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to retrieve process owner and other information.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We were supposed to receive seven inches of snow the other day. …

Updates for Managing Mobile Devices with Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Author: Yvette O’Meally, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility We recently shipped Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. However you may not be aware that Cumulative Update 4 contains several fixes…(read more)

Ubuntu GNOME: Vivid Vervet Beta 1 has been released

Hi,

Yet another successful milestone :)

Ubuntu GNOME Team is glad to announce the release of Beta 1 of Ubuntu GNOME Vivid Vervet (15.04).

What’s new and how to get it?

Please do read the release notes:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/Beta1/UbuntuGNOME

As always, thanks …

Gentoo News: Service relaunch: archives.gentoo.org

The Gentoo Infrastructure team is proud to announce that we have re-engineered
the mailing list archives, and re-launched it, back at archives.gentoo.org. The prior
Mhonarc-based system had numerous problems, and a complete revamp was deemed
the best forward solution …

Daniel Pocock: PostBooks accounting and ERP suite coming to Fedora

PostBooks has been successful on Debian and Ubuntu for a while now and for all those who asked, it is finally coming to Fedora.

The review request has just been submitted and the spec files have also been submitted to

PowerTip: Compare Processes with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to compare two processes with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the differences between two instances of the same process
           running on my system?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Compare-Object

.conf2014 Highlight Series: Deep Dive into Search Head Clustering

We’re back with the latest installment of our .conf2014 highlight series. Today, we revisit one of our most popular sessions of last year’s conference, “What’s New in Search Head Clustering.”

lgo-conf2014-pms381Skill Level:
Intermediate
Solution Area:
Deploying Splunk
Splunk:
Splunk

Xubuntu: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1. This is the first beta towards the final release in April.

The first beta release also marks the end of the period to land new …

Zachary Snyder: Fedora

This post is just me outlining what my current projects are and the order in which I plan on tackling them.

Besides the regular tasks I have on the Design Team Ticket system ( currently just ticket number 279 by …

Kubuntu: Kubuntu Vivid Beta 1

The first Beta of Vivid (to become 15.04) has now been released!

The Beta-1 images can be downloaded from: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/vivid/beta-1/

More information on Kubuntu Beta-1 can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/VividVervet/Beta1/Kubuntu

Adam Young: Three Types of Tokens

One of the most annoying administrative issues in Keystone is The MySQL backend to the token database filling up. While we have a flush scrit, it needs to be scheduled via cron. Here is a short over view of the …

Amit Shah: FUDCon Pune: Now Accepting Subsidy Requests

If you’re planning on attending FUDCon Pune, and are going to need subsidy for travel and accomodation, you should head to this link to fill out the form requesting for one.

You may have some questions about this, and we …

Sunny and Swarmy in Azure

While it continues to be surprisingly sunny here in Seattle, our continued contribution and integration with the awesome updates from the Docker community should not be surprising. Today, I am excited to announce that we are joining Docker, Inc. in …

Kushal Das: What is a hackathon or hackfest? Few more tips for proposals

According to Wikipedia, A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or
codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in
software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and
project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. …

Smittix: RTLSDR – Up and running in Mac OSX Yosemite with GQRX & GNURadio

 

A while back I bought an RTL2832u device from ebay for a very small amount and was blown away by how this piece of kit performed.

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Under linux and windows it worked beautifully, I then purchased a new MacBook Pro …

Allan Day: In case you didn’t notice…

This happened.

Time and Date Menu

It was a big job, and Florian deserves major congratulations for getting it ready (just!) in time.

Credit also needs to go to Jon McCann. If you’ve read my previous posts on the notifications redesign, you’ll know that …

Shorten the Prompt

PowerShell 3.0 and later

By default, PowerShell includes the current path into the prompt, and when you launch PowerShell as regular user, the current location is your user profile. That is a long path, and it is eating a lot …

Bastien Nocera: Another fake flash story


I recently purchased a 64GB mini SD card to slot in to my laptop and/or tablet, keeping media separate from my home directory pretty full of kernel sources.

This Samsung card looked fast enough, and at 25€ include shipping, seemed …

Use WMI and PowerShell to Work with Services

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to work with services.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is that time of the year. I just spent the last couple of hours …

Smart AnSwerS #12

Hello Splunk community and welcome to the 12th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

I had just come back from eating lunch and what do I find 10 feet away from my desk? Over 15 boxes of leftover pizza from …

Adam Young: The Sax Doctor

Distinctive ring that holds the bell of a Selmer Paris Saxophone to the main body of the horn.

Ring of a Selmer Paris Saxophone

Dropped my Sax off at Emilio Lyon’s house and workshop. My folks bought it for me from him at Rayburn Music in Boston back when I was a High School Freshman. I still remember …

Azure Active Directory Synchronization Failing with Stopped-Extension-DLL-Exception Error

You may encounter a condition in which Azure Active Directory synchronization stops working, for example in an environment that is using directory synchronization for Office 365.

The Operations view of the Synchronization Service Manager (miisclient.exe) will display a status …

Ben Howard: 12.04 Azure Cloud Images now using HWE kernel

Back when we announced that the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Images on Azure were using the Hardware Enablement Kernel (HWE), the immediate feedback was “what about 12.04?”

Well, the next Ubuntu 12.04 Cloud Images on Microsoft Azure will start …

John Dulaney: Better way of importing css stylesheets in Flask

Flask is pretty cool.  But, I ran into a little snag today where if I used dynamic urls, my stylesheets broke.  The solution is url_for in the head section of your base template (or otherwise).  You can get it to …

Stuart Langridge: Bad Voltage Live 2015

This week we did the first Bad Voltage live show, at the SCaLE conference in Los Angeles. It was the first time that
Bryan, Jono, Jeremy, and I had actually all been in the same place.
And it was a …

Create and pre-configure Azure virtual machines the easy way with PowerShell

There are multiple ways you can create virtual machines (VMs) that are hosted in Azure infrastructure services including portals, Visual Studio, programmatically, and at the command line.

If you’re an in-the-trenches IT pro, you want to not only create VMs …

Splunk at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile-World-Congress-20151

 

If you’re heading to Mobile World Congress this year, be sure to visit us at booth 8.0I27 in Hall 8.0!

Over the past two decades, Mobile World Congress has become THE event where companies – including communications service providers, …

PowerTip: Find “Hidden” Property Values in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find some missing property values in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find missing property values in the process information I am looking at in Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Launch Windows PowerShell with Admin rights (hold down the …

Splunk DB Connect & Cloudera Hive JDBC Connector

First things first. Try Hunk before you go down this path. Hunk allows you to seamlessly query your Hive tables with native SPL queries from the search interface. This gives you all the goodness of Splunk including agile reporting and …

HOTFIX: Registered SMB shares do not appear as a target path option when you deploy a new HA VM in VMM 2012 R2

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Just a quick note to let you know about a new hotfix that we have available. The hotfix addresses an issue that can occur after Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2 …

Microsoft Malware Protection Center assists in disrupting Ramnit

Recent disruption of the Ramnit malware family was successful due to a multinational collaboration, led by Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3), in partnership with Financial Services and Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Symantec, AnubisNetworks, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), …

Carla Sella: My first Ubuntu Touch Scope

Ubuntu IT scope
Ubuntu IT scope

This time, instead of writing a review about  the BQ Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu Phone,   I am going to tell you about  my first Ubuntu Touch Scope.
Yes, I made it! That’s what’s great about …

Limit the exposure of sensitive data in Azure SQL Database using Dynamic Data Masking

We are excited to announce that this week we made Dynamic Data Masking available for preview on the new service version of SQL Database (V12).  Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of …

How to Obtain the Prerequisites for the Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS

When an application is wrapped using the Microsoft Intune App Wrapping Tool for iOS, you need to resign the application with a particular certificate and profile. In this blog post, I’m going to walk through how to obtain these

Kushal Das: FUDCON Pune 2015 CFP is open

FUDCON, the Fedora Users and Developers Conference is going
to happen next in Pune, in India, from 26th June to 28th June in the
Maharashtra Institute of Technology College of Engineering (MIT COE). The
call for proposals (CFP) is …

Be Prepared for Tomorrow’s Business: Prioritize Your Windows Server 2003 Migration Project

Although 75% of IT professionals are aware that support for Windows Server 2003 is ending July 14, 2015, there are still a lot of questions about just how urgent the need to move is. Deprioritizing migration is not uncommon when …

Getting DELL Warranty Information (Part 2)

PowerShell Version 2.0 and later

In a previous tip we illustrated how you can use a web service to retrieve warranty information for DELL computers. We received a lot of feedback, so before we add something new, here is the …

Learning from 2014 Threats to Better Equip Enterprise for the Security Challenges of 2015

In this article we will consider some of the threats faced in 2014 and steps that could be taken to ensure better preparedness for the possible security threats of 2015.…

Comparing WMI and Native PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about comparing WMI and using native Windows PowerShell.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When Windows PowerShell was still in beta, there was a saying (song?) that said there must be …

Thomas Ward: NGINX Stable and Mainline PPA: armhf packages are now available

After some minor debates with others, the NGINX Stable and Mainline PPAs have been updated to include builds for the armhf architecture. This means that individuals running Ubuntu Precise 12.04, Trusty 14.04, Utopic 14.10, or Vivid 15.04 (although I have …

Please Bypass the Database

It has been a while since I posted to these pages and I am sure there may be one or two of you who misses my erudite musings or as some may say ramblings of a longtime Splunker. Either way, …

Diego E. Pettenò: TG4: Tinderbox Generation 4

Everybody’s a critic: the first comment I received when I showed other Gentoo developers my previous post about the tinderbox was a question on whether I would be using pkgcore for the new generation tinderbox. If you have understood what …

Splunk at Nordstrom (Part 3 of 4): Using DevOps Principles to Manage Splunk

badge_online_events We recently hosted a Splunk at Nordstrom webinar and Keith Kent, Senior Monitoring Engineer at Nordstrom, did a fantastic job outlining how Splunk was used across the Nordstrom enterprise. One area that generated particular interest during the presentation was …

PowerTip: Find WMI Classes with a CIM Cmdlet

Summary: Use a Windows PowerShell CIM cmdlet to find WMI classes.

   How can I find Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that are related to a particular technology?


  Use the Get-CimClass cmdlet and use a wildcard character for …

PowerShell Script Analyzer: Static Code analysis for Windows PowerShell scripts & modules

 

Introduction:

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview February 2015 includes the addition of a new Windows PowerShell Module called PSScriptAnalyzer. This is a static code checker for Windows PowerShell modules and scripts and is installed in $env:ProgramFiles/WindowsPowerShell/Modules.

 

 

 …

Ubuntu Kernel Team: Kernel Team Meeting Minutes – February 24, 2015

Meeting Minutes

IRC Log of the meeting.

Meeting minutes.

Agenda

20150224 Meeting Agenda

Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs

Release metrics and incoming bug data can be reviewed at the following link:

  • http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/reports/kt-meeting.txt

Status: Vivid Development Kernel

We are preparing to …

Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Announcing the Ubuntu Porting guide 2.0

In the last few weeks, Ubuntu has reached a major milestone with the first flash sales of the BQ Aquarius – Ubuntu Edition. This is only the beginning of seeing Ubuntu on a wider selection of phones and tablets, and …

Go Deep: Sign up for a Focused Pre-Day Session at Microsoft Ignite

Ignite—the premier Microsoft tech conference—is definitely going to be intense. Because that’s the way IT pros like it.

There’s an easy way to step it up and learn as much as you can in the shortest period of time: …

Hotfix for known issues in Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

hotfixYou may experience the following issues after Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2 UR5) is installed:

– When you try to deploy or migrate a new High Availability (HA) virtual machine …

How do I get to the next level?

Advertise here with BSA

Every week I get an email from someone asking if I can mentor them, if I can help them get to the next level, if I can help them become a VCDX, if I can explain …

Normalizing File Extensions

PowerShell 2.0 and later

Let’s assume you want the user to submit a list of file extensions, or you are getting them from some other source.

File extensions are a perfect example of fuzzy standards. How would you specify a …

Ronnie Tucker: Cut the Rope Is the First Major Game Ported for Ubuntu Phones

ZeptoLab, the studio that made the famous “Cut the Rope” game a couple of years back, has officially ported the title for the Ubuntu platform and is now available in the store.

Cut the Rope is a game that reached …

When to Use WMI and PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about when to use WMI.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that Windows PowerShell has done is make WMI very easy to use. Beginning with Windows PowerShell

Stephen Michael Kellat: When Work Gets Messy

I hate getting anywhere close to asking for help.

In January I was required by work to step down from Xubuntu Team due to the nature of work duties. Missing too many IRC meetings for months and months makes membership …

Splunk and Cisco Help Organizations Drive Business Outcomes with Analytics

This week we are excited to join Cisco on a webinar exploring how companies are moving toward the pervasive use of analytics and operational intelligence and the business value this shift is driving.

Cisco's Jim McHugh and Splunk's Shay Mowlem discuss Splunk and Cisco collaborations.During the webinar, Splunk VP Shay Mowlem

Virtual Volumes and queueing

Advertise here with BSA

I was reading an article last week by Ray Lucchesi on Virtual Volumes and queueing. In that article (and podcast) Ray (and friends on the podcast) describe Virtual Volumes and the benefits they bring but …

KMS Activation High Level Overview

Hello, folks!

This blog is aimed to provide a high level overview of the Key Management Server (KMS) technology.

You may have found a lot of dispersed activation information available elsewhere on the Internet, but I’m going to try and …

PowerTip: Troubleshoot a Word Automation Script

Summary: Learn to troubleshoot a Windows PowerShell script for Microsoft Word automation.

   I have been struggling with a Windows PowerShell script that automates Word. Every time I run the script, I get an
          …

ISE Module Browser – A new way to manage your PowerShell modules

High quality reusable modules, like LEGO pieces, enable IT Pros to build automation solutions in minutes! Where can I find those high quality reusable modules? One way is to use PowerShellGet, a set of cmdlets to find, install, and …

Colin King: fnotifystat – a tool to show file system activity

Over the past year or more I was focused on identifying power consuming processes on various mobile devices.  One of many strategies to reducing power is to remove unnecessary file system activity, such as extraneous logging, repeated file writes, unnecessary …

Hyper-V receives Red Hat certification

If you run Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as a guest OS on Hyper-V, you will be interested to know that Red Hat certifies Hyper-V as a supported hypervisor for running RHEL.  The support services you get from Red Hat

The Splunk App for Stream – Tracking Open Ports for Security and Compliance – Part 2

In  Part 1 of this post we looked at using the Splunk App for Stream to look for open ports on your networked systems.  (Hint: Follow the ACK packets.)  This post looks at how to keep track of those open …

Support for SQL Server 2014 with System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 5

safe_imageSince releasing System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 5 (UR5), we’ve had some questions about which versions of SQL Server the current components support. We’ve been flighting SQL support across several milestones and you’ll see more support for SQL Server …

Highly Available RDS 2008 R2 License Servers

Hello AskPerf! My name is Matt Graham and today I want to address some questions surrounding the setup of highly available licensing servers. Anyone setting up a RDS infrastructure wants to ensure that it will keep working if a license …

Serge Hallyn: Introducing lxcfs

Last year around this time, we were announcing the availability of cgmanager, a daemon allowing users and programs to easily administer and delegate cgroups over a dbus interface. It was key to supporting nested containers and unprivileged users.

While its …

Using OMA-URI to create custom Wi-Fi profiles for Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 provides a significant number of features, some of which cannot be configured directly from the Microsoft Intune administration console. To cover these scenarios, we have added a new Intune policy type called Windows Phone OMA-URI Policy which

Using the PowerShell ISE Debugger

PowerShell 3.0 and later

Sometimes, it is hard to find out why a PowerShell script is not doing what it should do. To get a better understanding of what the code does, use the debugger that is built into the …

Jan Kundrát: Trojita 0.5 is released

Hi all,
we are pleased to announce version 0.5 of Trojitá, a fast Qt IMAP
e-mail client. More than 500 changes went in since the previous release, so the following list highlights just a few of
them:

  • Trojitá can

Use PowerShell to Count Comments in Word Docs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to count comments in Microsoft Word documents.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The process of writing often includes rewriting. In fact, I imagine that I spend …

Diego E. Pettenò: The tinderbox is dead, long live the tinderbox

I announced it last November and now it became reality: the Tinderbox is no more, in hardware as well as software. Excelsior was taken out of the Hurricane Electric facility in Fremont this past Monday, just before I left for …

PowerTip: Check Syntax Options for PowerShell Cmdlet

Summary: Use the Get-Command cmdlet to check syntax options for a Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

  How can I easily find syntax options (parameter sets) that exist for a particular Windows PowerShell cmdlet?

  Use the Get-Command cmdlet and check the Definition

Robert Ancell: I wrote some more apps for Ubuntu Phone

In a previous post I talked about the experiences of writing my first five applications for Ubuntu Phone. Since then, I’ve written three more.

As before, all these apps are GPL 3 licensed and available on Launchpad. What’s new is

Weekend Scripter: Fun Things to Do with PowerShell

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about fun things to do with Windows PowerShell.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog post from Microsoft Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa …

Xubuntu: Xubuntu at Mexican collection agencies

The Xubuntu team hears stories about how it is used in organizations all over the world. In this “Xubuntu at..” series of interviews, we seek to interview organizations who wish to share their stories. If your organization is using Xubuntu

PowerTip: Easy Way to Troubleshoot PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn the easy way to troubleshoot a Windows PowerShell script.

   I receive an error message every time I run my Windows PowerShell script. What is an easy way to troubleshoot the
            …

Oliver Grawert: Meet node-snapper a helper to easily create .snap packages of your node.js projects

When I created the “Snappy Chatroom” package for WebRTC Video chat on snappy I used node.js to provide the necessary server bits. During building the snap I noticed how hard it is to actually put the necessary binaries and node …