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Month: May 2021

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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Nerdrays Weekly Roundup

Nerdrays Weekly Roundup

Have you missed something in the last week on NerdRays. Below is a weekly YouTube video where we have a look at some of the previous weeks topics. NerdRaysMy name is Scott. Currently, I am an Automation Developer. I have a passion for all things Tech. Focusing on tech news with computer tips and tricks and well as my developer journey. nerdrays.com

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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Windows Terminal Layout – Never believe it’d work

Windows Terminal Layout – Never believe it’d work

How do you set up your Windows Terminal? You may have seen me using a unique setup to my Windows Terminal in a previous post (example), but it took a long time to get here. I started my computer journey with a brand of computers called “Tiny PC” back in the early 90s. It was fantastic and I’ve loved computers ever since. When my journey started I was somewhere between DOS and 3.1. My main use on the computer has…

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Advent Of Code 2020 – Day 1 Performance

Advent Of Code 2020 – Day 1 Performance

A Need For Speed Following on from yesterday post about solving Part 1 for Day 1 (found:https://nerdrays.azurewebsites.net/?p=37) In yesterday’s post, we looked at the first day of Advent Of Code 2020 challenge. Today we’re going to look at my optimised code that was implemented to improve performance. But what are the actual results and is the payoff worth it?  Again we shall be looking at the following languages: PowerShell, Python, JavaScript & C#. My technique to improve the scripts is…

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Advent Of Code 2020 – Day 1

Advent Of Code 2020 – Day 1

Puzzles, Solutions, Challenges Over the last couple of years, I have been taking part in a super casual coding challenge called Advent Of Code. Each year in December a new daily challenge is published. As a challenger, you’re given input to a puzzle and asked to figure out the programmable solution and derive an answer. One of the great things about Advent Of Code is that each input is unique to the next person so no one can copy an…

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WordPress Health Check

WordPress Health Check

Update PHP version 7.3 to 7.4 within Microsoft Azure There has been some time since deciding to start this blog. It’s a peaceful Sunday and no better time to start working through some of the site settings ensuring that everything is up to date and accessible. As expected there were a few updates to action; most of these were manageable from within the WordPress interface. Though one which stood out which I thought would be quite difficult to action was…

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