Installing and Setting Up Pop OS 19.10

Installing Pop OS is fairly straight forward and easy. I didn’t notice any differences between 19.10 and previous versions. I have installed this on an Asus and System 76 Oryx Pro, which is my main laptop. Asus setup was also easy; although, the Asus required some more work to get gaming running smooth but even […]

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POP OS 19.10 GTA V and Streaming Setup.

I had a fun weekend of installing various Linux distros on my son’s Asus ROG (2018ish) laptop in order to get GTV 5 running, which of course lead to me installing various Linux distros on my own laptop, because why not? More on actual install of Pop! OS. Please note: This post contains affiliate links. I […]

Restful Server In PowerShell

I know I have been focused on PowerShell but I have down time and wanted to play since our shop seems to love it so much. I think I am going to do some other posts, maybe Node or something, because PowerShell is boring. I am building a dashboard so I was playing with PowerShell […]

Classes in PowerShell

I’ve noticed that a lot of admins learning PowerShell tend to use global variables and pass things around to functions, if they use functions at all. Sometimes all you need are classes to make things cleaner and easier to manage. Classes can be intimidating to newer developers or folks who only write occasionally for admin […]

Setup 3DO in RetroArch on Linux.

Awhile ago I posted a 3DO emulator that only runs on Windows. I haven’t played any retro console games in a few years beyond old PC games from GOG to be honest but I had some time and was wanting to play Slayer, my favorite game on 3DO back in the day. I also wanted […]

Simple PowerShell example to collect user logons from Security Log.

This is rather slow, IMO. I was thinking of replacing my Python solution with PowerShell since our shop is moving to PowerShell for administrative purposes. Will likely need to add some filtering on users to get rid of the noise, you can see that in my Python code posted earlier.

Simple PowerShell module to store passwords.

If you have PowerShell scripts with passwords hard-coded you don’t want to risk someone accidentally exposing the script with passwords available. I wrote a simple password vault module to keep passwords outside the scripts. It stores them as files so you will need a secure share or folder to store them. I have a Python […]

Coin flip in PowerShell, GUI version.

Need to make a decision, like to bet, maybe you just like silly apps? Whatever the reason you’re reading this I hope it helps someone to learn some simple GUI tricks in PowerShell. I didn’t spend a lot of time on this. I already wrote one in C# years ago and had some downtime so […]

Get moon phase in Vala and PowerShell.

I’m working on a project in Vala that requires the moon phase. I’ve done this before in Python myself but wanted to look around for better. I found a nice Python script that just works so I decided to use it in Vala. Again, I’m learning PowerShell so why not convert to that as well? […]

First App Example In Nim

First impression of Nim was, wow! I’m a big Python guy so the syntax made me feel at home. I installed initially with apt and found it to be a tad old. Still, things worked great until I installed a few packages. None would import no matter what I did. I got close but they […]