Slunked

Trick to Pin Programs and Applications to Taskbar and Start Menu using Powershell

Recently at work, I am trying to automate my image creation for new computers to streamline the process and make everyone’s computer more consistent. Not to mention that my workload has increased dramatically over the past 2 to 3 months. With that, part of my major issue has always been pinning apps and programs to the task bar and the start menu. This is simply for the user to have multiple options of accessing the most common programs that they use, such as email or VPN.

Searching through Google there was a lot of methods available, but 95% of them were inefficient and only worked for the current user who was running the shell.… Read More

Stop Crontab from Sending Emails

This week I was starting to get fed up with Crontab and it always sending me emails regarding jobs. I have log files setup and prefer to look at my logs for errors vs crontab flooding my inbox. I never can seem to remember the 2>&1 trick, as I do not constantly use crontab. So I went exploring in the manual and found a nice little track to stop crontab from flooding your sever mail file with mail. Simply put MAILTO='' at the top of your crontab and you are set. No more trying to remember the tricky 2>&1 or any other weird hacks.… Read More

Pastebin like Service: Paste.ee

Dealing with code a lot and online help I tend to use Pastebin like services all the time. I have recently stumbled upon a rare gem called Paste.ee. Paste.ee seems to allow a lot of control over your pastes (including encryption) as well as API setup without any type of monetary value or advertising (unlike the alternative, pastebin). Paste.ee is one of those service you are glad to stumble upon and hope that they stick to their ropes for the rest of their life span. With a very clean and simple to use interface, I can see paste.ee going a long ways, as long as they keep regular updates to improve the system and listen to the users feedback.… Read More

OpenVPN Manual Install Android Samsung Galaxy S4

OpenVPN on AndroidLast night I wanted to connect to my VPN to have access to the server resources on my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Unfortunately it seems that installing the OpenVPN Installer App from the Play Store has been broken on 4.3 and up versions of Android. Thankfully I was able to hack together a few steps that will allow you to install the OpenVPN binary needed to use the OpenVPN Settings App. Even more so I decided to document how I was able to install the binary in this blog, if only so I have a tutorial for when I re-rom my phone.… Read More

Free JuiceSSH Pro License until March 18th 2014

Free License for JuiceSSH Pro on AndroidNow until Tuesday March 18th 11:00 GMT, 2014 you can get a free upgrade to JuiceSSH Pro, a $6.98 value. Due to the number of downloads the developers of JuiceSSH want to say thank you by offing Pro Versions for free during this time period. JuiceSSH Pro is a very well written and nice SSH Client for the Android Operating System. I personally use JuiceSSH Pro on my phone all the time. So whether you use it or may use it, I would suggest going to https://sonelli.com/500k and get your free license copy! There are no catches and I received the license email within minutes.… Read More

Working with Windows Powershell 3.0 at Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Windows Powershell 3.0 IconHaving a heavy Linux background since 2010 I have been one of those users who hated Microsoft Windows “shell”. Until recently when I found an awesome free online resource to start learning Windows Powershell 3.0. Since my IT job basically focuses on Microsoft Products, I decided to give the Microsoft Virtual Academy a try as well as Powershell. The Microsoft Virtual Academy or MVA for short is an awesome free resource to learn more about Windows products. Having an explanation from the inside guys at Microsoft can help you learn how to be more productive and gain an intimate understanding of the software.… Read More

↑ BACK TO THE TOP ↑