Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Video editing upgrades for rainy days

Background tracks
"Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

"Ashton Manor" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Free e-books from Microsoft #swag

We do get lots of free stuff from Microsoft. Some of us more than others if you work for a Microsoft partner, you get access to more free stuff on top of all the SWAG.

But this is just a huge list of fresh free stuff SWAG (Stuff We All Get.)


This one pictured above is my fave kind of free stuff , cheat sheets. For more like it click the blog link above. for a readable version of the Powershell cheat-sheet. click here
There are a lot of other Powershell resources in there, covering reporting, PSC extensions, networking and obviously Posh V4.0 .  Of interest to you might be the ready to use school teacher and child resources? Or maybe you are into the cloud already, either way there will be something for you.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Video up and download twitch to local

I could not get the direct twitch leach to work, but this site does

paste the twitch video url (go into previous videos screen) into the form and it will give you the download links in an instant.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Broadband speed test Quickie

Hmmm - 30mb done. Nothing sneaky there. 2mb up-link , now that looks bad. But not totally unexpected.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

12v fan controller quickie

Instant computer fan controller - takes less than an hour to build. and.. it works

Everyone knows that you can build one for yourself in an instant, but nobody can design one that will just work without too many component tweaks.
I substituted a BD437 for the BC140 (I suspect BC140 are hard to get these days.) And with no other changes, it runs a 8cm or a 12 centimetre fan perfectly well across their full operating range. (no heat sink on the BD437.)
Here is a pic of the circuit on breadboard - it should take very little time to compress this into a bit of vero or strip-board and upgrade it to a 2-channel  controller.
I user a polyester cap for the .33uF. Not the trimmer on the pot must never be allowed to get to 2kOhms of Vcc else it will fry the discharge transistor behind pin2. My final board will have a 2k2Ohm in place.
Here, we are attached to a 12cm fan:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Powershell best practices

I recently have had a lot of work on my plate. It might not look that way based on what you can see online. But I think it will show as general sloppiness and distraction in places. Powershell and Windows automation is my current passion - and so although there is nothing new in this Don Jones Tech ed video, it is a good place to come back to and understand the WHY.
Titled ; Windows Powershell best practices and Patterns, it is a must-see training up on "good" practices for all scripting language users.

The video has a free e-book here also going with it. https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=7F868AA697B937FE&resid=7F868AA697B937FE%21146&app=Word