Recovering files from broken Raspberry Pi – Part 1

December 5, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 which serves solely as a MySQL server. It does have an important (production-esque) purpose but despite that… I didn’t have it backed up properly. Oops. So when it spectacularly died the other day, and, um… production things… stopped productioning… I worried a little. Well […]

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Chaining Powershell commands – now with email alerts

December 5, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I recently talked about some simple functionality to chain Powershell commands together so that you can time long-running processes. I decided to take this concept a little further so that Powershell will send email messages at start and finish so I don’t need to keep checking for when a long-running […]

Is Facebook Messenger tracking me?

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Conversation with my wife: Me: Have you got ads showing up in your Facebook Messenger conversations? Wife: No. Why? Me: Well, I’ve got one here… “Jan’s fitness studio” Wife (what she should have said): Well you could do with losing a few pounds. Wife (what she actually said): Well, you […]

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Phew – a Microsoft recommendation, not a hard limit

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I was talking the other day about routes to splitting a large SharePoint content database in to multiple chunks. I was aghast to find that my route – to restore a content DB, clear out unneeded stuff, then backup-SPSite the site collection and then restore-SPsite it to the target location […]