SysAdmin Commands, Tips, and Tricks

SysAdmin Commands, Tips, and Tricks

Thought I haven’t been in the System Administration space for too long, I’ve learned a number of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that I use almost on the daily. I’ve compiled a list of my most common. Remotely Enable RDP So you just set up a new desktop/server, you get back to your desk, but now …

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Runtime Error: No such interface supported

Runtime Error: No such interface supported

You know those errors that you just can’t seem to find the answer to, no matter how much you peruse Google? This was one of them. I use an Excel macro that takes some entered information, and then e-mails it to a specific list of individuals. While this script has worked time and time again, …

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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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