Nerdrays update 31/7/2022

Nerdrays update 31/7/2022

Just a quick update, as they say something is better than nothing. I think I’ve decided that at some point in the near future I will be moving from WordPress blogging software over to Ghost for future blog posts. I believe that although WordPress does make up a large majority of websites that people view, it does also mean that they are slow and stagnant with really pushing and updating their platform. So a more modern blogging software might be…

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Blogging software

Blogging software

I have been using WordPress for the last couple of years and I’ve never really been a fan of the application. This came more to ahead when I came to try and change my theme over the weekend. There I was “browsing” the available themes. Using the filters to try and find a blogging theme, and it’s all the same, use blogging, use e-commerce use any other theme and it’s all the same from top to bottom. Either the filters…

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Update

Update

So it’s been a little while since I’ve done an update. Let me give a quick little lowdown on what I’ve been up to. Projects: Overview: Being mainly working with PowerShell and now working with AWS in my DevOps role, I have been working on a project to make it easy to see the data of an EC2 Instance and connect to the instance. Git Repo: https://github.com/divideddarko/AWS-RDP-Connection Latest update: I have recently added functionality to view previous connections that have…

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Easy: How To Setup Amazon CloudWatch Agent

Easy: How To Setup Amazon CloudWatch Agent

Use Amazon CloudWatch Agent to Monitor Capacity on Windows Instances in AWS. Over the last couple of weeks there has been an increasing amount of noise; about either people unable to login to a server or capacity being close to the limit. The issue observed was that this required manual efforts to note when the issue was occuring. Having in excess of 40 servers to keep an eye on, it’s not ideal to wait until it’s too late to tackle…

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NeoVim Plugins Guaranteed Hassle Free Installation on Windows 11

NeoVim Plugins Guaranteed Hassle Free Installation on Windows 11

Over the last week I’ve struggled to get NeoVim setup with plugins on Windows 11. I wanted to write a quick step by step guide that would hopefully help anyone who is starting out using NeoVim on Windows. This article will guide through some of the issues I’ve experienced. Install NeoVim To get started the first thing we need to do is actually install NeoVim, version 0.6.0 at time of writing. This can be completed with the command below in…

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Advent of Code 2021 – Day 2

Advent of Code 2021 – Day 2

Well we’re back for day 2 of Advent of Code 2021. If you haven’t checked out day 1 yet, you can do so here. You may remember yesterday Santa got in to his trusted submarine and decided to go hunting for his sleigh keys; that an elf had accidently knocked over the side of the boat. Day two isn’t much different, but our movement within the submarine has changed. We now have to take into account our Horizontal and Vertical…

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Advent of Code 2021

Advent of Code 2021

It’s that time of year again, where I start completing the Advent of Code challenges. Each day you’re given 2 puzzles (the second one unlocks if you complete the first one successfully). The puzzles are often to help Santa one way or another to make it through giving presents to everyone around the world. The first set of puzzles have now been opened for 2021. As a bit of back story to myself, I generally work through these puzzles in…

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Qlik Sense How To Fix Connection Lost

Qlik Sense How To Fix Connection Lost

Recently I’ve moved roles and now working in the world of DevOps and learning a whole new world of information. A task that had been passed to myself, which had been circling for a little while was in relation to a BI reporting tool. Every time someone logged in after 10 minutes of use they would get a “Connection Lost” message. My early days into the new role, I tracked the issue, got an understanding for WebSockets, but along side…

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PowerShell v7.2.0 Preview 9

PowerShell v7.2.0 Preview 9

PowerShell has not updated it’s preview build to v7.2.0 preview 9. This includes the following changes: Note: Known issue about ANSI code being written out in table views when using PowerShell with a legacy host that doesn’t support virtual terminal. For details see: #15978 Breaking Changes Change the default value of $PSStyle.OutputRendering to OutputRendering.Host and remove OutputRendering.Automatic (#15882) Fix CA1052 for public API to make classes static when they only have static methods (#15775) (Thanks @xtqqczze!) Update pwsh.exe -File to only accept .ps1 script files on Windows (#15859) Engine Updates and Fixes Update .NET adapter…

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Starfield – Latest Info for Bethesdas SpaceSim

Starfield – Latest Info for Bethesdas SpaceSim

Starfield the Bethesda space game Originally announced at the Bethesda E3 Press conference. Starfield hasn’t had much information released, other than knowing Bethesda is working on a space-themed game. The trailer above really didn’t announce much other than a new IP that Bethesda was working on, alongside Fallout and Skyrim. Two years running now, E3 will be hosted online and one of the talking points for Bethesda is Starfield. With hopes that we start to see more information. Leaks Before…

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Microsoft Ransomware Protection – Windows 10

Microsoft Ransomware Protection – Windows 10

Protecting yourself from Ransomware At a time where it seems like every other week, there is a report in the news, talking about an organisation that has been hit with ransomware attacks. It seems less likely this form of attack is going to disappear any time soon.  What is Ransomware? Let’s first look at what ransomware attacks actually entails. According to the Cambridge Dictionary software designed by criminals to prevent computer users from getting access to their own computer system…

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Inside Star Citizen – Spring 2021

Inside Star Citizen – Spring 2021

Capacity For Battle – Star Citizen As some of you may know I like to keep up to date with the development of Star Citizen. Although it has been in development for quite a while I am happy to wait as long as it takes. We’re still getting weekly updates and quarterly releases. One of the updates we get weekly is a YouTube series called Inside Star Citizen. This series breaks down the state of a few topics each week….

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Fantastic – Doctor Who Audio Drama

Fantastic – Doctor Who Audio Drama

Big Finish Production – Doctor Who Far From Finished It has been no surprise that there has always been controversy in the Doctor Who camp since Christopher Eccleston left the role of the ninth Doctor after one series. His series was amazing no doubt and helped to bring the Doctor back full time on the BBC. It has spawned spin-offs, movies and a tonne of merchandise. I have no doubt that Mr Eccleston was a big part of helping to…

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PowerShell Popup Prompt – How To Notify Users

PowerShell Popup Prompt – How To Notify Users

Do you display popups in your tooling? Working within the tech industry you soon realise that even the savviest of users are prone to mistakes. Often a misclick or a mistyped value. These can all occur and depending on the action can have different levels of consequences. When developing tools I try to develop for everyone that might use the tool. I find that including Popup windows is a simple and effective way to reduce mistakes from happening. This allows…

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