Category Archives: Programming

Windows Boy in a Mac World

By | 2019-08-02

How to configure VScode, Github, & A Cloud Drive across Windows 10 and OS X I just recently got a Macbook Pro from my office. They said I was due for a system refresh & the 2 systems I’ve been using have been sufficient for my needs. So after *years* of wanting one but not… Read More »

How to add a touch function to PowerShell

By | 2019-05-07

I really like the mac/*nix ability to use touch to create a new file: I wanted to be able to do it in Windows PowerShell – here’s how you do it: Creating a temp function Run the following command from the PowerShell terminal: Making it permanent This is just slightly trickier. *IF* you already have… Read More »

Learning Python in 7,832 easy steps…

By | 2017-11-21

So I’m also trying to learn a bit about programming & I’ve decided to start with Python.  I did some Java back in college and I can do a little powershell scripting, but I’m basically starting from scratch.  Here’s the list of things I’ve done so far, ranked by efficacy: Coursera’s Programming for Everybody (Python)… Read More »

More Homelab stuff

By | 2016-01-23

So the quarter rack came in, and it’s exactly as advertised. Good machining, the front and sides are both vented and removable. The removable hinges feel solid and not easily breakable. The front locking mechanism isn’t *great*, but that’s not a concern in my environment. It came with casters & leveling feet which were very… Read More »

VMware Learning Zones vs Pluralsight: a review

By | 2015-11-08

Last year VMware started offering VMware Learning Zone: “24/7 access to cloud-based VMware Training and Certification Exam Prep videos delivered by VMware Certified Instructors and experts.” Initially it was offered at the whopping price point of a cool $1,000.  At that price I wasn’t interested.  Shortly after getting my first email notification, I received another… Read More »