Learn PowerShell
Development

PS1 – Should you learn PowerShell?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Learn PowerShell

Deciding if you should learn PowerShell This is post one on a journey towards learning PowerShell. A commitment to learn PowerShell will not be a small investment of your time. Before diving straight in it’s worth exploring what PowerShell is […]

Media PC Components
Hardware

Does the HTPC still have a place?

Once upon a HTPC It doesn’t seem so long ago that I built and hooked up my first HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer). At the time, it added an unprecedented level of capability to my media center. That HTPC supported […]

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Development

PoshGram – a PowerShell Module for Telegram

PoshGram Overview PoshGram is a PowerShell module that enables you to send messages via the Telegram Bot API. It is written for PowerShell 6.1, which natively supports the form parameter for Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod. The Telegram bot API requires local […]

Example of sending messages via Telegram Bot
Development
One MOF in Azure Automation DSC configuring both onprem and Azure devices
System Administrator

Using One MOF to dynamically DSC your environment

One MOF Overview Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful DevOps tool enabling you to provide a consistent, standardized configuration throughout your environment. DSC is typically node specific, requiring you to author many Management Object Format (MOF) files, or get […]

dbx 286s review
Hardware

dbx 286s Review – Enhance Your Audio

Enhancing Your Audio Over the last several years my audio recording efforts have been constantly evolving.  I started with a first gen line 6 ux2 paired with a $35 microphone, which worked, but wasn’t great.  I tried a Blue Snowball […]

An error occurred while attempting to connect to server "HYPV0". Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server. The operation on computer 'HYPV0' failed: WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication: Cannot find the computer HYPv0. Verify that the computer exists on the network and that the name provides is spelled correctly.
System Administrator

Hosts outside your domain – Hyper-V with CredSSP

Connecting to and managing hosts outside your domain, or in a Workgroup Your management devices and hosts will often be members of the same domain.  Kerberos handles authentication in this scenario, typically without the need for additional configuration.  When a […]

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Hardware
Backup Synology to cloud with Synology Azure Backup
Hardware

Backup Synology to cloud with Synology Azure Backup

Synology Azure Backup Overview In this post I’ll take you step by step on how to configure your Synology NAS to backup to Microsoft Azure using Hyper Backup with Synology Azure backup. There are a lot of ways to protect […]

System Administrator

Windows Version Numbers

Windows Version Numbers Information This post serves as a quick reference of Windows Version numbers for both server and client Microsoft Operating Systems. Windows 10 and Windows Server are broken down in the first sections in greater detail as they […]