Author: Bryce Matheson

Webscraping with Powershell

Webscraping with Powershell

Webscraping often becomes a touchy subject in regards to the legality of the whole thing. Obviously, stealing/scraping copyrighted content and claiming it as your own crosses those boundaries, but it can also provide some great benefits when done within legal limits. A few months back, I was shopping for a new car and found myself …

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Do…until Process Killed — Powershell

Do…until Process Killed — Powershell

I really enjoy using powershell to automate processes. One thing I repeatedly find myself doing is wanting to run (or not run) a specific piece of code until a program or service has terminated. This little snippet is extremely simple, but does the job. If a given process is detected, it will continue to loop …

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Launch Sublime Text from Mac Terminal

Launch Sublime Text from Mac Terminal

Often times, I find myself navigating through folder structures via the terminal, and need to browse to that specific location via text editor. Sure, there are options like vi, but I prefer the GUI. In the past, I would have to open up the Sublime Text app (my editor of choice), then go “File” –> …

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Troubleshooting the MySQL Event Scheduler

Troubleshooting the MySQL Event Scheduler

I ran into a rather frustrating issue the past few days regarding the MySQL Event Scheduler that had me pulling my hair out. I spent hours upon hours trying to diagnose problems as to why I 1) couldn’t create events in the first place, and 2) once I could create them, why they wouldn’t run. …

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Auto Sync Local Changes to Remote Using rsync

Auto Sync Local Changes to Remote Using rsync

Whenever I’m working on a new site, it’s so incredibly tedious to change a few files, manually upload your changes via SFTP/SSH (if you’re still using FTP, shame on you), reload your browser, check those changes, and repeat another 150+ times until you finally get it right. For a while, I had a fairly good …

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Image Building Checklist

Image Building Checklist

With the recent release of Windows 10 Anniversary addition, I was tasked with creating a new desktop image to deployed on any newly-purchased computers. While this is a fairly straightforward task, I know that I always forget to include something in the image. It’s generally something trivial, but it’s annoying. It requires that you I …

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How to Build a Breakfast Nook

How to Build a Breakfast Nook

Happy 4th. I bought a house last month. This was on the list of one of the first major projects I wanted to get done after moving in. As I was walking through the house before buying it, I saw this kitchen corner and instantly envisioned a breakfast nook. This picture below shows the previous …

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Why I Haven’t Fixed Your Issue

Why I Haven’t Fixed Your Issue

Hey there. You posted an issue on one of my GitHub projects. It’s long past the point of being considered “stale”. Don’t worry. I’m completely aware of it. I mean, GitHub was even kind enough to send me an e-mail letting me know about your issue. How thoughtful. I skimmed through the e-mail briefly. I …

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Cisco Switch Initial Configuration

Cisco Switch Initial Configuration

The following are the different steps we’ll accomplish in this video: Configure Hostname Disable name resolution Configure management IP address Configure default gateway Configure a local username and password Configure enable password Configure secret password Configure console password Configure synchronous logging on console Configure an exec timeout of 10 minutes over console Configure telnet access …

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