“Powerscripting with Powershell”

Ok

You get one “bonus” song (and one of the few times I will be letting loose my voice on the world)

There is a Podcast hosted weekly by two of the most talented and passionate individuals I have gotten the opportunity to have met (Virtually) over the past year since “Highway to Powershell” was turned loose.

Their Podcast is hosted weekly.  Every Thursday, there is a live Video portion where the audience can listen and interact live (via chat room).  You will a lot of the industry biggies getting interviewed here.  Guys like Jeffrey Snover and Bruce Payette, the very HEART of Powershell have been on this show (quite a few times)

It’s worth a listen.  It’s a freely downloadable sponsored podcast with REAL sponsors!

And they’ve earned themselves an unofficial theme song from me. 

Enjoy – Click below for Podcast link

POWERSCRIPTING TIME

“Crimping in the Dark”

Sung to “Promises in the Dark” by Pat Benatar (80’s tune, really cool)

Just in case anybody thought my “Funny bits” have disappeared, NO they haven’t.  They’re going to take a back seat but will not disappear.  Because that’s me.

i love Technology.   But I love to sit back and have a smile because sometimes you just NEED that 🙂

Enjoy

For all the techs out there who have ever had to do wiring in “Sub light conditions”

Rewritten Lyrics by Sean Kearney / ye110wbeard / Friday Funny Guy

“Crimping in the Dark”

Crimping in the Dark

Stumbling around
Going ‘right round the bend
Tripping around and you’re falling
You curse at your friend

Timers

Automatically kicked in

While all the patch panels and demarcs lay about end to end
You call security to get the lights
They don’t hear, they’re sleeping nights

So you start
crimping
In the

Dark

I’m trying to get these terminations done by morning light By laptop, matches, glowworm or Flashlight Can’t tell the colors or see 568A But the boss doesn’t care he says "Hay what the hey!"

Just when you think you’ve done it all
You stare at blackness down the hall
As you start crimping

In The

Dark

The lighter is low, the batteries are out What were you thinking there is no way out
These ends aren’t cheap, and you’ve to avoid

Recrimping again

But you’ve already wasted TEN!

In deep desperation, you hotwire all of the lights.
To the ADT Alarm system running through the night Police and Fire sirens scream all around You drop to the floor amidst all the lights and the sound

With their lights you see the wires
Amidst the sparks amongst the fires
You’re no longer crimping

In the

(Duck bullets, duck water, crimp cables test test)

Dark

ClustrMaps

Some of you may (or May not) have noticed a little map on the Blog.  

That little map is a free service I noticed the people at the CANITPRO blog at Microsoft Technet were using called  “ClustrMaps”

What the service is, is a free, easy to use tracking service that maps out just WHERE (or at least ROUGHLY where) in the world people are accessing your sight from.

You don’t have to know how to edit HTML or JAVA to use it.  (But you do have to know how to copy / paste text into your website into a spot for placing that code)

But it works very well, doesn’t cost a thing (there are some mildly higher end features you CAN pay for) but it’s not a nightmare to get going and try.

What does it require to setup?

An email address and a few minutes of time (or longer if your website source is a spaghetti code nightmare)

Check it out and see what you think.  It does change your view of the world when you start seeing just how common our problems are or what makes us all laugh.

www.clustermaps.com