Sytone's Ramblings

The occasional posts of a guy who plays with technology

PowerShell Cron Script

I was looking for a way to schedule jobs and yes windows has a task scheduler built in, however I wanted a bit more flexibility and less complexity. On the unix platform you can use cron. It is a s......

Service Fabric skeleton service

Taken from https://andrewchaa.netlify.app/posts/2020-05-27/service-fabric-skeleton-service/ to conserve and update as needed as could not find it when I went looking for it. On Service fabric, you ......

Changing the commit author

So, you made some commits and then realise you used the wrong author and email address. No problem, use the following command to update them all and then you can push with consistent happiness. Thi......
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Getting a PI to update when on a network

Now we have a RV I wanted the pi to copy media files over when it is on the network. I have a share for our DVR where the media files are placed (HD Homerun + Emby) and wanted to copy certain TV sh......
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Taking Automation on the Road

So we pulled the leaver on buying a RV. However we want to be able to watch our shows on the road, simple idea however internet access is not everywhere we want to go. To to get the DVR recordings ......

Make the Calendar in Microsoft Teams use the same keyboard shortcut as Outlook

I use keyboard shortcuts a lot and in outlook I am used to the Ctrl+1/2/3/4 to go between mail, calendar, contacts, etc. In teams I found myself using Ctrl + 2 to go to the calendar which actually ......

Getting Night Light to work with a docking station in Windows 10

This comes from How to enable Night Light feature on DisplayLink devices in Windows 10. I have a Targus docking station and luckily it used DisplayLink, the key does not exist with the Targus drive......

Work at home and being a team

Now that we are dealing with COVID-19, a lot of companies are getting their employees to work remotely. For some this will be great and for other who crave social interaction not so great. For me t......

Auto Update Git Aliases

Because I am lazy I wrote a script so I can update all my machines from the one location which is the gist below. This works in powershell core. Again this is mostly for me but feel free to use as ......

Using git aliases part two

This is a update to Using git aliases. A few extra commands and a bit of a cleanup. I should move it to a gist at some point. Update: Moved the contents to a gist. ...