Monthly Archives: November 2013

SQLite Date and Time

SQLite is a wonderful open source file-based database system useful for similar tasks as Access file-based databases on Microsoft Windows systems. The popularity of SQLite is partially due to the widely available libraries and tools which ship with most Linux … Continue reading

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Write (More) Effortlessly With Markdown

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Markdown has arrived on WordPress.com!¬†Some of you may respond with “Finally!” Others might be asking, “what’s that?”¬†Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML. Let’s take a…

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Exchange Email User Display Name

Microsoft Exchange user information is stored in Windows Active Directory (AD). The “display name” of each mailbox user in AD is used as the display name of email addressed to or from the mailbox. The default format for display names … Continue reading

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Group Policy Internet Explorer Home Page

Old school Windows Domain Group Policy administrators are in for a surprise with some basic Internet Explorer setting changes. As of Internet Explorer 10+, the classic Group Policies for “Internet Explorer Maintenance” (IEM) “Important URLs” are no longer applicable. You … Continue reading

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DHCP Server on Cisco ASA

The Cisco ASA firewall provides basic DHCP Server functionality. If you’re running a Windows Active Directory Domain, I recommend you use the Microsoft DHCP server. For testing purposes, the ASA built-in DHCP server can be useful. If you enable a … Continue reading

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Transact-SQL Cursor Example

Microsoft SQL Server comes with scripting capabilities as part of their Structured Query Language (SQL) implementation. The Microsoft and Sybase query languages are both referred to as “Transact-SQL” or T-SQL since MS SQL was originally a licensed fork of the … Continue reading

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Automatic Related Post Links on WordPress.com

I noticed recently that WordPress.com (WP) is automatically including links to Related Posts on my blog articles. Currently it appears that the related content is all within my own blog – I would be concerned if these automatic “related” links … Continue reading

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Nautilus Connect to Windows Share

Linux users can connect to Windows file shares using the Gnome Nautilus GUI file browser. Here are some notes that may be helpful: Ctrl+L or menu “Go – Location” to enter or edit smb://… file server connection info (URI). Menu … Continue reading

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nslookup

Update 1 Nov 2017. Added Non-interactive examples for documenting or scripting test and verification nslookup commands. Non-Interactive nslookup examples (for scripting, documentation, and quality testing). nslookup -type=CNAME sample.fqdn.com some.dns.server type can be any valid DNS record type (AAAA, A, PTR, … Continue reading

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GNU findutils

Continuing the theme of standard Unix and Linux command-line tools, I want to pay homage to the GNU findutils. This essential toolkit includes the find and xargs commands. Many system administration tasks can be accomplished and automated by finding files … Continue reading

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