Happy New Year!

Whilst nursing a sore head after a few too many whiskies last night, I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Here’s to a prosperous 2014!

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Music for the month

A few more tracks that have me tapping my feet this month. via Grooveshark via Grooveshark via Grooveshark

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Reflecting back at 2013

From a blog point of view it’s been a very quiet year, however from my personal stand point it’s been a roller coaster of a year with ups and downs all along the way.  Talking about myself in a blog post is kinda new to me, but a close friend suggested it may help, so […]

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Get your flaming guitars out!

Pretty damn catchy tune by Avicii seems to have me humming it… via Grooveshark ….not forgetting Bastille’s “Things we lost in the fire” via Grooveshark

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How to find a serial number of a machine using WMI

As I keep forgetting this myself, this is how to get a serial number from a desktop or laptop using WMI – saves you from bending down and trying to fumble to find it under the desk. On a local machine Open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following: wmic bios get […]

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Yup..

…still around, so here’s an awesome happy track from DeadMau5, whilst I get in the mood to post something more productive. via Grooveshark  

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Contact me…

If you have contacted me but haven’t heard a reply I apologise as the contact form hasn’t been sending me details since the start of January due to a change at my web host.  This is now working again so you should be able to get a hold of me.

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British Gas energy monitor – battery issues/resync

The British Gas energy monitor (more info here) is a wonderful little gadget even if you can become obsessed with it (yup we’ve all been there monitoring energy usage like a hawk when we first had it – nope you can’t deny it!).  That time will come after about a year when you won’t have […]

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Been a while…

…since I last posted, but what better way to say hello than the intro video to my favourite all time game – Bioshock.

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Missing performance counters for WMI Solarwinds

Using Solarwinds Orion to monitor Active Directory or Exchange services can sometimes throw a wobbly when it comes to the 64 bit counters for WMI.  Upon running the query in wbemtest usually results in an error.  To repair the error run the following from a command prompt : winmgmt /clearadap winmgmt /kill winmgmt /unregserver winmgmt […]

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