Our fileserver was running low on space and still growing at about 80GB/month. Rather than throw more storage at it, which would only buy us another few months before we had to do it again, I figured I’d look for something that would archive unused data to secondary storage, without rendering it unreachable.
Continue reading Online File Server Archiving with PowerShell
A bunch of these aren’t from 2013, but I got into them/heard them for the first time this year so it counts. I’m not including the tripping balls music I like on here because I still want to appear to be cool to my punk friends.
Continue reading My Top 10 records of 2013
We’re in the middle of an Exchange 2007 to 2013 On Premise migration, and we haven’t been having the best time. After a major mail crash in 2011, every time we’ve attempted to move off the recovered server, either to Exchange 2010 or to a freshly built Exchange 2007 setup, we’ve encountered major, migration stopping issues.
Continue reading Exchange 2013 2007 CoExistence Frozen Transport Queues
The title is melodramatic, I realize this, but it’s true. I’ve done bad things, had worse things done to me, and had nights that were a lot harder to deal with at the time, but this is the night I always come back to. It’s the night that I feel worst about, and the night I regard as my biggest failure. I had the chance to prevent the world from getting a bit worse, but instead I did nothing.
Continue reading My worst night.
The news about the MySpace’s launch as the new myspace made me remember that I don’t want to have that information on the internet anymore. So I decided to delete my account. Regretfully, the instructions on how to do this aren’t very easy to find, but it was pretty intuitive.
Continue reading How to delete your MySpace account in 2013/2014
So to get the recently listened to image on the right bar to not trigger an insecure content warning I’m pulling the image from last.fm via a cronjob running once every 15 minutes (just to be nice and not grab the image too often) to curl the image, and making it serve locally.
Continue reading Last.fm doesn’t do SSL for image charts…
I want to have speakers in every room of my house, and I want them to be able to play the same stations, or different ones. Basically I want to have digital FM radio across the whole house, so that as I walk from the living room, to the back yard the music doesn’t skip a beat. This is currently offered by Sonos at a ridiculous price, and was offered until 2012 by Logitech, with Squeezebox at a less ridiculous price. Squeezebox being discontinued, I’m not willing to sink my money or time into that, and Sonos is too expensive.
Continue reading Full home audio without iTunes
When my friend told me about this, I was so stoked. Now that I’ve heard the album, I’m not.
Continue reading Kvelertak – Meir review
While working to get rid of all our 2003/2008 DCs to get our AD to a 2012 Native level I came across one 2008 DC that was extremely difficult to rid ourselves of. It was created about a year ago to replace our 2003 FSMO master, and had been running without major issue since then. After building a new 2012 VM, and DCPromo’ing it, I transfered the FSMO roles to a stable server and set out to demote and decommission the 2008 machine. Upon running dcpromo from an admin shell, the system began to detect the ADDS binaries, and failed. The message it failed with was an extremely helpful “Failed to detect if Active Directory Domain Services binaries were installed. The error was: An error with no description has occurred.” Lovely.
Continue reading dcpromo fails with An error with no description has occurred on Server 2008R2
I’ve been noticing that periodically my MySQL service will hang and require a restart. It’s easy enough to SSH in and restart it, but I only catch it after the fact. So I wrote this little script which curls my website, sees that it’s down and restarts MySQL and shoots me an email with sSMTP. This only checks for the MySQL service not accepting connections from Apache. If there’s an error with Apache, or it’s not running this won’t do anything. Continue reading Bash script to automatically restart MySQL when website database connection is down