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Posts from 2019:

Learning Objectives for Quarter 4 of 2019

16 Sep 2019
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As the final quarter of 2019 has approached us, I’m setting out some learning objectives for the next 3 months. This post describes my learning objectives and why I’ve chosen those particular subjects.
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Downloading Google Chrome without internet

07 Jul 2019
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You may have hit a situation where you need to install Google Chrome on a machine without internet. This is particularly the case when I’m managing servers without external internet access.
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How to pin programs to taskbar with powershell in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012+

05 May 2019
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Today I was looking for a solution to create a shortcut to Windows .exe files / Windows binaries / Windows Applications (whatever you want to call them). For future reference, here is a solution which works perfectly with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. All credits go to the original author for the starting point. I just made some simple amends and modified the script to take a list of arguments so multiple applications can be added to the Windows Taskbar at the same time. This solution can be used with configuration management and provisioning tools. All you have to do is supply a list of applications to be pinned and invoke a powershell script. Awesome!
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How to export Visual Studio Code Plugins list

11 Apr 2019
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You may have a situation where you need to export your config to another machine, or you may want to share your visual studio code plugins list with another developer. Luckily, there is a nice way of doing this through the command line.
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Organising backups in a monthly folder structure with Powershell

03 Mar 2019
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Today I want to share a super handy Powershell snippet for creating monthly archives
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