Life

BOOK NOTES: EXTREME OWNERSHIP

I have been a big fan of Jocko Willink for awhile now listening to his podcast regularly and reading a couple of his books. I recently went back and re-read this book and took some notes. I read it again because my work situation has changed and I am now in more of a “leadership” position. This book is full…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Book Notes: The Comfort Crisis

Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self  https://www.amazon.com/Comfort-Crisis-Embrace-Discomfort-Reclaim/dp/B08LDX3TZ2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CTG351JICM59&dchild=1&keywords=the+comfort+crisis+audiobook&qid=1631650483&sr=8-1 I heard Michael Easter on the Joe Rogan Podcast and thought this book would be right up my alley. It didn’t disappoint. The story centres around the authors gruelling 33 day hunting trip in Alaska, all the discomforts he encounters along the way, and how the experience made him happier…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Book Notes: ‘Flourish’ by Martin E P Seligman

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being “In this groundbreaking book, one of the world’s foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life.” I heard someone recommend this book on a podcast I was listening to years…

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PowerShell, Technology

Simplivity Backup Reports with PowerShell

An issue with Flash in the web browser and the version of Simplivity we are running forced my hand to learn to manage the backups using PowerShell. I started managing the backups through the Simplivity CLI but then discovered there was an PowerShell API which made life a lot easier. If you have experience using PowerShell you will find these…

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Azure, Technology

AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator (Study Notes)

I am currently studying for my AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator exam. I am studying the content using Scott Duffy’s course on Udemy, which I highly recommend: https://www.udemy.com/share/101WoMAEYdcl5bRn0F/ On the following posts I will be uploading some of my study notes. This keeps me honest with making sure I keep have decent notes and hopefully they will be of help to…

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PowerShell, Technology

Managing DHCP Scopes with PowerShell

Introduction We recently restructured our whole IP addressing schema. This was a mammoth job. The management of DHCP scopes was one part of this. We had to create around 20 new DHCP scopes and create reservations for all the devices that reservations in the old scopes. I thought to myself that this is the perfect time to learn about using…

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Office 365, PowerShell, Technology

Exchange Online Migration error: “Target user already has a primary mailbox”

Issue When migrating mailboxes from Exchange On Premise to Exchange Online, it fails with the following error: Target user ‘Users Name’ already has a primary mailbox. Cause Long before we had ever thought about migrating to Exchange Online we had manually created some students in our Office 365 tenant (not using the Azure AD Connect) to give them access to…

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Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Comptia Security+ (SY0-501) Study Notes

I am working my way through the online course “Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+” by Michael Chapple. This is available on Lynda and LinkedIn Learning. These are my study notes- Section 1 – Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities 1.1 Malware 1.2 Understanding Attackers 1.3 Understanding Attack Types 1.4 Application Attacks 1.5 Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing 1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities   Section…

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Health & Fitness, Life

Movement Practice

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch Why? As I am no spring chicken anymore, I noticed from my training that even though I may be still in OK shape and getting a bit stronger and fitter, I am not getting sorer and not moving well. An example is…

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