November 2015 Page 1 of 8

Announcing the Azure SDK 2.8.1 for .NET

Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.8.1 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. This SDK update offers some great new features for Azure App Service developers to complement the new release of App Service API Apps and …

Elizabeth K. Joseph: Giving Tuesday (and every day) to support Linux in schools

The Tuesday following Cyber Monday has been designated Giving Tuesday. Whether you observe charitable giving on that day or any other day of the year, the following are organizations I’ve worked with and/or given to that promote one of …

Josef Strzibny: DNS for your Vagrant needs: with Landrush, libvirt and dnsmasq

Have you ever needed a DNS server that would be visible both on your host and your Vagrant guests? Landrush is one of those things that can pretty much save you. Unfortunately it was designed around VirtualBox and Mac OS, …

Fedora Community Blog: FESCo Elections: Interview with Adam Miller (maxamillion)

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This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The  voting period starts on Tuesday, December 08 and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, December 14th.

Row-Level Security Block Predicates are Generally Available

Azure SQL Database’s Row-Level Security (RLS) feature now officially supports block predicates. In contrast to filter predicates, which limit the rows visible to a user, block predicates prevent a user from inserting, updating, or deleting rows that violate your access …

Smart AnSwerS #45

Hey there community and welcome to the 45th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

We’re back in action after a much needed Thanksgiving break, and what better way to get back into the groove of all things Splunk with the …

Splunk Wins 2015 Corporate Governance Award for Best Proxy Statement

CorpGov_TeamEarlier this month I was fortunate enough to represent Splunk at the 2015 Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards gala event at Gotham Hall in NYC, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood and Ellen Swarthout. We were shortlisted for Best Proxy Statement …

Jonathan Dieter: Freeswitch vs. Asterisk?

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VOIP of the highest quality

We’ve been experimenting with VOIP in our school, primarily for internal communication.  I’ve set up both asterisk and freeswitch servers, and have been quite frustrated with the limitations of both.

Asterisk only allows one registration …

PowerTip: Determine Windows Architecture with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to identify whether you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Window PowerShell to see if my version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use Get-CimInstance and query the …

Costales: A new uNav is here! A GPS Navigator for Ubuntu Phone

Big update for this GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Phone 🙂

uNav for Ubuntu Phone
First, thanks a lot to Joerg Berroth |o/ who did hard and awesome work in this version!
 

New

You’ll find things like… 

  • History:
Privacy
History on

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: November 2015 Updates

We’re excited to announce another round of improvements during the month of November for SQL Data Warehouse.  Please note that, in addition to these improvements, since our last update we’ve also added Data Auditing and Transparent Data Encryption.

PolyBase

Clustered Columnstore Tables are the New Default in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Clustered columnstore indexes are the most efficient way you can store your data in Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Storing your data in tables which have a clustered columnstore index are the fastest way to query your data and will give you …

Fedora Community Blog: FESCo Elections: Interview with Justin Forbes

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge, awarded after Fedora Elections - read the Interviews to learn more about candidates

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This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, December 08 and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, December 14th.

KB: VM cloud fails to load when admin portal is accessed on a Microsoft Windows Azure Pack server

KB7334333232

Consider the following scenario:

– Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is installed on two servers using express installation (WAP 1 and WAP 2). The two WAP servers are load balanced.

– Service Provider Foundation (SPF) is installed on two servers (SPF1 …

Microsoft Intune support tip: Don’t confuse EAP-TLS with EAP-TTLS

~ Frank Novak | Support Escalation Engineer

In a unified management scenario where Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is integrated with Microsoft Intune, it may be a little confusing as to how to configure Wi-Fi profiles for EAP-TLS connections …

Fedora Community Blog: FAmSCo Elections: Interview with Ben Williams (Southern_Gentlem / kk4ewt)

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This is a part of the FAmSCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Tuesday, December 08 and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, December 14th.

Create a Mouse Cursor Tracker using PowerShell and WPF

Sometimes when you have a little bit of free time, you decide to build things just to see if you can do it regardless of how useful it might actually be. I think this might be one of those occasions.…

Carlos Morel-Riquelme: Install SimpleScreenRecorder in Fedora

Make simple

Add the russianfedora repository

sudo dnf install http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/free/fedora/russianfedora-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/fedora/russianfedora-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm


Now install SSR

sudo dnf install -y simplescreenrecorder


it’s all.…

Carlos Morel-Riquelme: Instala Simplescreenrecorder en Fedora

Simple.

Agreguen el repositorio del remix ruso de Fedora

sudo dnf install http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/free/fedora/russianfedora-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/fedora/russianfedora-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm


Instalen SSR

sudo dnf install -y simplescreenrecorder


Es todo.…

VSAN enabling Sky to be fast / responsive / agile…

Advertise here with BSA

Over the last couple of months I’ve been talking to a lot of VSAN customers. A while ago I had a very interesting use case with a deployment on an Oil Platform. This time it …

Matthew Helmke: The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is a fun book. It uses a (fictional?) story of preparation for a coming zombie invasion to weave a narrative that presents a use case for an interesting set of electronic projects. The …

Josh Bressers: Where is the physical trust boundary?


There’s a story of a toothbrush security advisory making the rounds.

This advisory is pretty funny but it matters. The actual issue with the toothbrush isn’t a huge deal, an attacker isn’t going to do anything exciting with the …

Sebastian Kügler: Plasma Components on Android: Accelerating Subsurface Mobile Development

Marco has come over to the Netherlands to pay me a visit, and to hack a little bit together, in person. So with the weather clearly suggesting to stay inside, that’s what we did over the weekend, and how better …

Ben Cotton: I support Software Freedom Conservancy

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that free and open source software is important to me. It’s important to Software Freedom Conservancy as well. Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting software projects.…

Monitoring Log Files

To monitor text-based log files, you can use a statement like this:

#requires -Version 3

$path = 'c:\somefile.txt' Get-Content -Tail 0 -Wait -Path $path | Out-GridView

Just replace the path to the file you want to monitor. Get-Content …

System Center Management Pack for Microsoft Azure (Technical Preview) is now available

Hello

The technical preview version of Microsoft Azure management pack (version 1.3.10.0) is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013. This version of Azure MP is able to monitor any of the Azure ARM based services (since they follow a …

Vojtech Trefny: Blivet-gui 1.0 in Fedora 23

Blivet-gui, a graphical tool for storage management, reached an important milestone — version 1.0 (blivet-gui 1.0 was actually already released in September and it took me more than two months to write this blog post, the latest version available in

Ronnie Tucker: Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 15.12 Is Out, Raspberry Pi 2 Version Incoming

Sabayon Linux 15.12 is an operating system designed for Linux enthusiasts who want the latest packages and the best performance. This is a system based on Gentoo, which is known for its reliability.

Let’s face it, there aren’t too many …

Build a PowerShell-Enabled Windows PE Key: Part 1

Summary: Sean Kearney explores installing the Windows ADK and validating its presence with Windows PowerShell.

Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here filling in for The Scripting Guy. This week, I’m going to help you out with Windows PE. First, …

Robert Ancell: Accessing a JSON webservice using libsoup and JSON-GLib

A lot of web services use the JSON format. If you are working a GLib based project and need to access a service like this there are two great libraries to help you – libsoup and JSON-Glib.

For my

3 Ways to Plan an Identity Model for Your Office 365 Deployment

When I speak to customers about their Office 365 plans they generally fall into one of two categories:

  • A brand new business starting with Office 365, or a “green field” deployment (this is the minority, in my experience)
  • An existing

Fedora Magazine: Creating a laser light show with Fedora

Every day, people are making all kinds of incredible software powered by Fedora. The Fedora user community is broad and diverse, and sometimes, we hear about things that we never imagined possible. Rochester Institute of Technology student and Fedora user …

Justin W. Flory: Gotta Badge ‘Em All: Telegraphist

Telegraphist: What is it?

Telegraphist badge, for mapping names to packages

“You mapped an upstream project to a Fedora package on release-monitoring.org

The Telegraphist badge is categorized as a “Quality [Assurance] Badge” and is defined in this Trac ticket. But what’s the real scoop behind …

Costales: Ubucon París 15.10

Viernes, 27 Noviembre

Llevaba tiempo con ganas de ir a la Ubucon de París, una de las más famosas 🙂 Además, para esta se animó Fernando Lanero 😀 así que será nuestra segunda Ubucon (¡qué recuerdos de Colombia!).

Are you

Luca Barbato: lxc, ipv6 and iproute2

Not so recently I got a soyoustart system since it is provided with an option to install Gentoo out of box.

The machine comes with a single ipv4 and a /64 amount of ipv6 addresses.

LXC

I want to use …

Emmanuel Seyman: Support Software Freedom Conservancy

As some of you may know, Software Freedom
Conservancy
(SFC) has announced a “Supporter
program, allowing individuals to make a donation to SFC’s general operating
fund, helping them to do the things they do. Since I’m a huge …

PowerTip: Update Module from PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to update a module from the Windows PowerShell Gallery.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I update a module from the Windows PowerShell Gallery?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Run the following command to check for an update to the module and install …

Matthew Garrett: What is hacker culture?


Eric Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar (an important work describing the effectiveness of open collaboration and development), recently wrote a piece calling for “Social Justice Warriors” to be ejected from the hacker community. The primary thrust …

Mark J. Wielaard: Software Freedom Conservancy

I support the Software Freedom Conservancy because they provide a virtual home for Free Software communities. In their own words:

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

Alexander Todorov: Inspecting Method Arguments in Python

How do you execute methods from 3rd party classes in a backward compatible
manner when these methods change their arguments ?

s3cmd’s PR #668 is an example
of this behavior, where python-libs’s httplib.py added a new parameter
to disable hostname …

Helio Chissini de Castro: Qt testing packages for Fedora and Epel on copr

We’re ( kde-sig ) trying slowly improve the quality of Fedora KDE and Qt, and is a lot of work. Some of the members even got to new jobs reducing the time to deal as “life” happens, which makes the …

Luc de Louw: Setting up IPA with a specific CA cert subject


If you are doing experiments with IPA where you install and reinstall IPA servers, you may notice SSL certificate errors when connecting to an IPA server using Firefox. The reason is that always the same Organization and serial is used …

Ronnie Tucker: Debian-Based Elive 2.6.12 Beta Linux Distribution Is Out with Improved Installer

Elive 2.6 has been in development for quite some time now, and the 2.6.12 Beta release brings more bugfixes, especially for the graphical installer, which is now capable of handling certain scenarios. Additionally, the clock widget has been added and …

Remi Collet: QElectroTech version 0.5

RPM of QElectroTech version 0.5, an application to design electric diagrams, are available in remi for Fedora and Enterprise Linux 7.

Only 9 months after the version 0.4 release, the project have just released a new major version of …

Weekend Scripter: A Look at the PoshRSJob Module

Summary: Boe Prox presents a module for working with runspaces.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Today I finish up my series on …

Jono Bacon: Perceptions and Methods of Good Customer Service

This week I had a rather frustrating customer experience. Now, in these kinds of situations some folks like to take to their blogs to spew their frustration in the direction of the Internet and feel a sense of catharsis.

I …

Jorge Castro: Vincent Smith is a Class Act (My first U of M Tailgate)

I just had a shocking experience at a college football game and I feel the need to talk about it because if we don’t talk about these things then we condone them.

I met Vincent Smith today. He played for …

PowerTip: Add Custom Function to Runspace Pool

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to add a custom function to a runspace pool.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to add a custom function to a runspace pool?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the following approach:

#Custom Function

Function ConvertTo-Hex {

    …

Daniel Pocock: Disabling Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) in Airbnb

In many travel-related web sites for airlines and hotels, there is some attempt to sting the customer with an extra fee by performing a currency conversion at an inflated exchange rate. Sometimes it is only about five percent and this

Adolfo Jayme Barrientos: Ubuntu Font Family, version 0.84 (with Arabic and Hebrew) up for testing in Xenial

In case you’ve upgraded to the Xenial (16.04 LTS) development release, you’ll have noticed that a new version of the Ubuntu Font Family has been uploaded to the archive (thank you, Laney and Canonical Design Team!)

Take a look at …

Beginning Use of PowerShell Runspaces: Part 3

Summary: Boe Prox shows us some tips about using runspace pools for multithreading.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Today I continue a …

Major Hayden: Custom keyboard shortcuts for Evolution in GNOME

I’ve been a big fan of Thunderbird for years, but it lacks features in some critical areas. For example, I need Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps connectivity for my mail and contacts, but Thunderbird needs some extensions to make that …

Erik Mackdanz: Roll a custom bare metal installer MacGyver-style

Unsolicited Context (you can skip this)

At my day job I develop a big data platform that runs primarily on
OpenStack. Often we’re on the hook to install the OpenStack layer
before we can install our platform on it.

While …

Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: KDE: Munich Hackathon KDE CI work and Kubuntu workflow

Munich Hackathon sponsored by Limux

Munich Hackathon sponsored by Limux

First, a big thank you to the fine folks at Limux for hosting the event. Second, a big thank you to the Ubuntu Community Donations fund for getting me there!

I successfully crammed a ton …

Aurélien Gâteau: Resuming work on Yokadi

A few weeks ago we started working again on Yokadi, our command-line oriented, todo list. We are now finally ready to release version 1.0. This new version fixes a few bugs but does not bring new features. This lack …

PowerTip: Get the Async Object Created by BeginInvoke

Summary: Boe Prox shows how retrieve a seemingly lost Async object from a runspace.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I get the seemingly lost Async object created by BeginInvoke?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use Reflection to pull this information out of a Runspace object and …

Ronnie Tucker: Mouse and Keyboard On The Ubuntu Phone

Using a cheap OTG hub you can can now (with OTA-8+) use a mouse and keyboard with your Ubuntu phone.

To go in to Windowed mode, the app is called ‘UT Tweak’ and is NOT in the Ubuntu App Store …

Debarshi Ray: The goats have strayed into GNOME

Here is a glimpse of what I have been doing lately.

gnome-photos-editing-crop

gnome-photos-editing-filters

Niels de Vos: Hurry up, only a few days left to do the 2015 Gluster Community Survey

The Gluster Community provides packages for Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, NetBSD and other distributions. All users are important to us, and we really like to hear how Gluster is (not?) working out for you, or …

Ronnie Tucker: FCM#103 is OUT!

Full Circle Magazine #103

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, LaTeX and Practice Programming
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Chrome Cult
* Linux Labs: 3D Printer Building
* Ubuntu Phones: OTA-8…

Remi Collet: Forum PHP in Paris 2015

Back from Forum PHP Paris 2015.

First, a huge thanks to l’AFUP for the organization of this great event, as always, reception was beyond reproach.

This event was, once more, a great opportunity for many and rewarding meetings …

Fabian Deutsch: All namespaces currently used

Reminder to myself:

readlink /proc/*/task/*/ns/* | sort -u

Ronnie Tucker: BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

More than 100 new tools have been added in the new BlackArch ISOs, along with additional fonts, multilib support, the Linux 4.2.5 kernel packages, and many updates to most of the existing tools pre-installed in the distribution.

“Today we released …

Identifying Essential Add-Type Statement

When you access .NET types and objects directly in your PowerShell code, you must make sure that the appropriate .NET assemblies are loaded. If you do not, you risk that your script will break once it runs in a simple …

Ronnie Tucker: CruxEX 3.2 64-Bit Linux Live OS Is Based on CRUX 3.2, LXDE, and Linux Kernel 4.3

According to Mr. Exton, CruxEX 3.2 is now based on the recently released CRUX 3.2 GNU/Linux operating system, it’s built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment and includes the latest stable and most advanced Linux 4.3 kernel packages.

CRUX Linux …

Christian Jantz: Configure Fedora 23 firewalld to allow nfs (Vagrant)

So today I have been trying to test some puppet modules in Vagrant but the machine bootup got stuck when trying to mount the nfs shares.

Some research showed, that firewalld and vagrant are not what you could call best …

Chris Brown: More on Satellite 6.1 provisioning

Satellite 6.1 supposedly supports bonded network interfaces. If it does, we’ve yet to get it working.

To be fair, this is a slightly more complex setup with two interfaces on separate cards heading to separate switches using LACP for resilience …

Doing a stretched VSAN design?

Advertise here with BSA

As I have given various people already individually the formulas needed to calculate how much bandwidth is required I figured I would share this as well. If you are doing a stretched VSAN design you will …

Beginning Use of PowerShell Runspaces: Part 2

SummaryBoe Prox presents some tips about beginning use with runspaces.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Today I begin a 3-part series …

Remi Collet: PHP version 5.6.16

RPM of PHP version 5.6.16 are available in remi repository for Fedora  21 and  remi-php56 repository for Fedora ≤ 20 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).

Version announcements:

emblem-notice-24.pngInstallation : read the Repository configuration and choose …

Sebastian Kügler: screen config victory!

kscreen wayland backend in action

kscreen wayland backend in action

That moment when the application “just works” after all your unit tests pass…

A really nice experience after working on these low-level bits was firing up the kscreen systemsettings module configured to use my wayland …

Fedora Community Blog: FESCo Elections: Interview with Germano Massullo (Caterpillar / germano)

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge, awarded after Fedora Elections - read the Interviews to learn more about candidates

Fedora Engineering Steering Council badge

This is a part of the FESCo Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The  voting period starts on Tuesday, December 08 and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Monday, December 14th.

Adam Williamson: QA happenings, post-F23

Hi folks! I haven’t blogged for a while, so I thought I’d write up a few notes on what’s going on in QA now Fedora 23 has been released.

We’ve been working for the last few years to improve …

[Script Of Nov. 27] How to configure DTC to solve distributed transaction error using PowerShell

Jun.
27
image

Script Download:  
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-configure-DTC-to-cc0f3f18.  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

Sometimes errors will

Mel Chua: On the relative openness of text/document formats: .txt and .csv

My friend and research colleague Todd Fernandez writes: I know the ODF (Open Document Format) is generally the preferred format from an open documents standpoint. My question is whether you [and other Free/Libre groups] would consider .txt files in Unicode

Andreas K. Hüttel: Grafting history onto your Gentoo git clone

Somehow after a while I got a bit tired that my git checkout of the main Gentoo repository didn’t have any real history available. So, here’s how I got it back:

(Note, you may want a fast network connection for …

Office 365 Book Recommendations

If you’re trying to learn about Office 365 and books are your preferred way to learn new skills, then you face a bit of a problem.

Office 365 is a rapidly changing service. Most of the books written about Office …

Alexander Todorov: 3 New Python Markdown extensions

I’ve managed to resolve several of my issues with Python-Markdown behaving not
quite as I expect. I have the pleasure to announce three new extensions which
now power this blog.

No Lazy BlockQuote Extension

Markdown-No-Lazy-BlockQuote-Extension
makes it possible blockquotes separated …

PowerTip: Find Current Runspaces in PowerShell

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to find the current runspaces in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question  How can I list all of the currently running runspaces in Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Runspace cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 5.0:

Get-Runspace

Id Name     …

Alexys Jacob: py3status v2.7

I’m more than two weeks late but I’m very glad to announce the release of py3status v2.7 which features a lot of interesting stuff !

For this release I want to salute the significant work and help of Daniel Foerster

The Fridge: Community Council elected

Hello everybody,

the Community Council has been elected and the results can be viewed here:

http://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/results.pl?id=E_aa4293cfd96a6146

On the CC for the next two years are going to be:

  • Daniel Holbach
  • Laura Czajkowski
  • Svetlana Belkin
  • Michael Hall
  • Scarlett Clark
  • C de-Avillez

Mike FABIAN

Globalization Fedora Activity Day 2015 in Tokyo

From Sunday, November 1st to Tuesday, November 3rd, the Globalization Fedora Activity Day event took place in Tokyo, Japan.
Sunday morning, I walked from the hostel near Akebonobashi to the Red Hat office …

Ronnie Tucker: Linux Australia suffers another data leak

Linux Australia has suffered a second leak of data from its servers, according to a message sent to its main mailing list by president Joshua Hesketh.
The umbrella organisation for Linux user groups in the country suffered a data breach …

Ronnie Tucker: Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb

Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb.

An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March …

Fedora Community Blog: Elections: Nominations Filed, Campaign Period, Candidate Interviews Coming Soon

Campaign period extended

The Fedora Elections campaign period has been extended to Monday, December 7th, 23:59:59 UTC.

The Fedora Elections cycle for November/December 2015 is currently in progress and the Nomination period just ended on Tuesday.  Here is a quick …

Canonical Design Team: An expanded device mono icon set

We will soon push an update of the Suru icon theme that includes more device icons in order to support the Ubuntu convergence story.

Because the existing icon set was focused on mobile, many of the new icons are very …

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E38 – Santa with Muscles – Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Episode Thirty-eight of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! With Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen, Martin Wimpress, and Alan Pope recording as normal over the internets which are suffering slightly from the storms outside…

In this week’s …

Exporting and Importing Credentials

It is trivial to save credentials to disk so you can later re-import them. This is the part that takes a credential and saves it to disk:

#requires -Version 3

$path = "$home\Desktop\cred.xml"
$cred = Get-Credential
$cred |

Beginning Use of PowerShell Runspaces: Part 1

Summary: Boe Prox presents some tips about beginning use with runspaces.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Today I begin a 3-part series …

MX Records for Exchange Hybrid Deployments

A reader emailed to ask:

During a Hybrid deployment, where should the MX records point for mail flow?

This question is asked quite often during customer projects, and the answer is really “it depends”. Let’s take a look at some …

Fedora Magazine: Five Things in Fedora This Week: HyperKitty, Elections, DevConf.cz, Wayland, and Python 3

HyperKitty is here!

What’s HyperKitty, you may ask? It’s a cute name for something that’s not actually particularly feline (and while we hope you’ll think it’s hyper-good, it’s not hyperactive). It’s a new, modern web interface for …

Shields up on potentially unwanted applications in your enterprise

Has your enterprise environment been bogged down by a sneaky browser-modifier which tricked you into installing adware from a seemingly harmless software bundle? Then you might have already experienced what a potentially unwanted application (PUA) can do.

The good news …

Fedora Magazine: Introducing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

Fedora 23 features the brand new Cinnamon Desktop Spin for users craving a more traditional user interface. The Fedora 23 Cinnamon Desktop Spin features version 2.8.3 of the Cinnamon Desktop which by default features a taskbar and applications menu at …

Jon Chiappetta: A Basic ECC Crypto C Library

$ gcc -Wall -O2 -o crypto.out crypto.c $ ./crypto.out ecdh 1*(y^2) = x^3 + 486662*(x^2) + x (mod 57896044618658097711785492504343953926634992332820282019728792003956564819949) 9422031101935625399326081433086766971653720464708867124298784397093 * P(x, y) = (9, 43114425171068552920764898935933967039370386198203806730763910166200978582548) = Q(x, y) = (3204609524991182379838776563243081026477393966412361874921381657016163155706, 31193339064083387878750204115190221632458537986101888497598767921433798728794) 1*(y^2) = x^3 + 486662*(x^2) + x (mod 

Jon Chiappetta: Curve25519 ECDH Using bn.c

$ a="486662"; b="1"; p="57896044618658097711785492504343953926634992332820282019728792003956564819949"
$ x="9"; y="43114425171068552920764898935933967039370386198203806730763910166200978582548"
$ ./ec.out "$a" "$b" "$p" "$x" "$y" 1*(y^2) = x^3 + 486662*(x^2) + x (mod 57896044618658097711785492504343953926634992332820282019728792003956564819949) 25401056036235045220436215630227531782477232918721757282083167532085 * P(x, y) = (9, 43114425171068552920764898935933967039370386198203806730763910166200978582548) = Q(x, y) = (2152181765955508802144811366391548358206596269149408838626058763387933371482, 11578758651574146923540708489424215527254544219548915855368449621649032022464) $ ./ec.out "$a" "$b" 

Cole Robinson: virt-manager 1.3.0 released!


Last night I released virt-manager-1.3.0. Not too much exciting in this release, just a lot of little improvements and bug fixes.

The highlights:

  • Git hosting moved to http://github.com/virt-manager/virt-manager
  • Switch translation infrastructure from transifex to fedora.zanata.org
  • Add dogtail UI tests

PowerTip: Create Function List and Find PowerShell Files

SummaryUse Windows PowerShell to create a function list and find files.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to avoid repetitively typing “ls . –r *.ps1” to get a list of PowerShell files and then
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Detecting Vulnerable and Compromised Certificate Use/Abuse with Splunk Enterprise Security and Stream

Recently, we have received a number of questions about compromised SSL certificates. One of the challenges this problem presents for analysts is how to gain insight into what these compromised SSL certificates are transporting and with whom are they communicating.…

JoergSimon: Tenzin Chokden, speaks about the buddhism and open source relation

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Alexander Todorov: Blog Migration: from Octopress to Pelican

Finally I have migrated this blog from Octopress to
Pelican. I am using the
clean-blog theme with
modifications.

See the
pelican_migration
branch for technical details. Here’s the summary:

  • I removed pretty much everything that Octopress uses, only left