Adapting to changes in the IT world

If there is one thing that is consistent in the world of IT, it’s change.  Changes come at us daily, sometimes so fast that we often miss what happened.  Being in IT for over 20 years has shown me that Continue reading Adapting to changes in the IT world

Bitcoin Mining: 4 months later – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Time to share some more thoughts on my cloud mining experiences.  Here’s some more of the good, the bad and the ugly (Great movie by the way – I Love Clint Eastwood Movies!). The Good:  Free Money! – Almost.  I Continue reading Bitcoin Mining: 4 months later – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Private Internet Access at home with streaming services

Setting up Private VPN Access to secure your home network while still being able to use streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Continue reading Private Internet Access at home with streaming services

Get Network Computers Uptime using Powershell

The problem Computers just need to be rebooted.  Its a simple fact.  If you manage a lot of computers, keeping track of the last time a reboot happened may be an issue.  Here’s a down and dirty script to get Continue reading Get Network Computers Uptime using Powershell

XpertNotes is going secure!

You will notice that the site is now using an SSL certificate. We are also forcing HTTPS to ensure your privacy while using this site.  In this day and age, there is just no excuse for not doing it.  SSL Continue reading XpertNotes is going secure!

can Vi die already? Please????

<RANT> Look, I really appreciate you Linux guys that have been around since the creation.  Without you, many of us would not have learned Linux in the first place. My issue is not with you, but rather the fact that Continue reading can Vi die already? Please????

Bulk Domain Look ups using Power Shell

This script will help do look ups on multiple domains. I use this frequently to verify that our customers didn’t move their domain to another DNS server without our knowledge. There are a ton of uses for this just modify Continue reading Bulk Domain Look ups using Power Shell

PowerShell Script to check file version across the network

Our office runs an application that is constantly being updated.  Unfortunately the program is not easy to update via Group Policy (GPO), so instead of walking to each computer to check if it needs an upgrade or if it is Continue reading PowerShell Script to check file version across the network

Linux on my desktop – My other reasons…

In my last post, I ranted about Microsoft and their decision to push advertising to the desktop, in this post I’m going to give the practical reasons I switched to Linux and I promise, no more ranting (at least in Continue reading Linux on my desktop – My other reasons…