My 5 year quest for a good night’s sleep

UPDATED FOR MONDAY MARCH 28, 2022! I finally received my CPAP machine prescription, it’s now just a matter of waiting to get a machine, but, the hard part is over!This is my sleep story. It’s a work in progress Anyone who’s seen my eyes in-person or a video call from about Dec 2021 to nowContinue reading “My 5 year quest for a good night’s sleep”

Old school troubleshooting based on OSI model

Intro In college, the OSI model was drilled into me, as one of the IT admin courses I was taking included the full Cisco Certified Network Admin track. While I never did take up a job doing pure network stuff, what I learned about the OSI model is still useful to this day We haveContinue reading “Old school troubleshooting based on OSI model”

Buying a used car after 10 years out of the game

Intro Update for Aug 2022 My search has ended!I found a car! I purchased a Subaru WRX 2011 dark gray, here are some pix: however, this entire blog post might be useful if you’re considering buying a used car. My OWeN car search has ended after 33 test drives over the past 11 months IContinue reading “Buying a used car after 10 years out of the game”

ID windows evaluation licenses time bombs!

I’ve been using a PowerShell script to check my home network/lab assets for many years, as time has gone on, and I’ve added and removed functions from it. Additional details are available on this post from last year: Powershell health check script – GetVpro (wordpress.com) Sometime in the past few years, I removed a functionContinue reading “ID windows evaluation licenses time bombs!”

Random fix: Resolving issues with Chrome pinned icons associated to 32-bit chrome where 64-bit is now installed

Season’s greetings! Here’s an interesting fix I found to an odd issue from last week at a client It should be noted this issue could probably be fixed with Avanti, or WEM, but that wasn’t an option for my client, so I just used PowerShell instead For this client, we had been pushing a managedContinue reading “Random fix: Resolving issues with Chrome pinned icons associated to 32-bit chrome where 64-bit is now installed”

10 min Windows 10 / Server 2019 build automation via OSDBuilder, autounattend.xml and Packer.IO

Intro As IT pros, we’ve got no shortage of new / interesting and useful tools available to us. With the adoption of open-source software into consumer and enterprise environments, a lot of the tools are free! As long as you don’t need serious 24/7 support that is How do you know which tools to use?Continue reading “10 min Windows 10 / Server 2019 build automation via OSDBuilder, autounattend.xml and Packer.IO”

Maintaining a home lab for on-going career success

Hi! I’m Owen, I work as a virtualization expert for a IT solutions provider in Quebec, Canada I’ve been working professionally in the IT industry since 2000, and from 2005 on-wards, have seen a huge benefit to maintaining a home lab The thing about working in the IT industry. Once you’ve completed the first part ofContinue reading “Maintaining a home lab for on-going career success”

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