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Powershell .Split() and -Join

Last post I showed how to use .Split() to separate Path and CLASSPATH variables into an easily readable list of paths ( $env:Path.Split(“;”) or $env:CLASSPATH.Split(“;”) ). Of course .Split() can be used to split on other characters like “,”, ”

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Powershell Tip: Path

Ever try to decipher your PATH or CLASSPATH variable? Try one of these in Powershell: PS > $env:Path.Split(“;”) %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ C:\Windows\system32 C:\Windows C:\Windows\System32\Wbem C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft ASP.NET\ASP.NET Web Pages\v1.0\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\

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Resetting My Android Phone Part 4: Did It Help?

Due to some really annoying issues and change in use habits I decided to factory reset my HTC Droid Incredible with Android 2.3.4. Did it help? Let’s review my issues: Searches insist on changing my search query – I cannot

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Resetting My Android Phone Part 3: Restore

I backed up and then factory reset my HTC Droid Incredible Android 2.3.4 phone. It has been activated and assigned the same Google account I used before the reset. I will now restore my data and see where I goofed

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Resetting My Android Phone Part 2

The backups are done. The moment of truth is here. Settings -> SD & phone storage -> Factory data reset -> check “Erase SD card” and click “Reset phone & internal storage”. Confirm with “Erase everything”. After a minute or

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Resetting My Android Phone: Backup

My HTC Droid Incredible Android phone has been mostly great.  But after the last major update to Android v2.3.4 it has picked up some really annoying issues. Even though I have autocomplete turned off, the phone will always substitute what

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What IPv6 Can’t Do…Yet

Here are some things you can’t yet do with IPv6: PXE Boot: There is no Preboot eXecutable Environment boot standard for IPv6 yet, but there are some developments towards this goal. PXE v2.1 is a 1999 non-open standard, and it

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IPv6 Policy Routing Linux Gotchas

I have two IPv6 tunnels with subnets, one from SixXS and one from Hurricane Electric. (Why? Eh, I’m a tinkerer.) I had them both active and responding to tunnel broker pings on my Cisco E2000 with DD-WRT v24-sp2 rev 14929 firmware, but

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View HTTP Headers With Chrome

I’ve been looking at my headers the old-fashioned way with curl -I and wget –save-headers, but I notice Chrome and IE have some pretty advanced site diagnostics built-in now. Here I am using Chrome’s F12 to check my HTTP headers

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Please Allow Myself to Introduce…Myself

I am going to blog about the technical production of the weekly live webcast DBAs@Midnight, but I will be posting as midnightFreddie, the nickname and Twitter handle I adopted when joining the show. The name is based on Freddy from iCarly. Freddy

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