PowerShell Ping Test

Posted by gygon on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Used this little script the other day for a basic network test to an access point I was testing. It just pings the device every 10 seconds (or whatever you set it at) and only outputs when there is an error and the time it occurred. Made for an easy way to leave this running over […]

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Using PowerShell to monitor a web server

Posted by gygon on Monday, November 14th, 2011

A couple years ago I posted about a PowerShell script that would read in a web page. I used that to setup a basic web site test to go through a list of web sites/servers and make sure they were up and running and email an alert if they were down or the size of […]

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Monitoring the Event Log with PowerShell

Posted by gygon on Saturday, March 21st, 2009

One of my goals with learning more about PowerShell is to be able to monitor the event logs on servers and notify me via email when certain events happen. The system I’m looking to monitor are not part of a domain, are in remote locations on isolated networks. Some of the main things I’m looking […]

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Apple Genius

Posted by gygon on Friday, March 19th, 2010

So after my wife & I got a pair of iPhones I was trying to get more info about syncing them to the same computer in the house. Not being able to find any definitive info online we decided to stop by the Apple store and ask. After standing in line for a few minutes and realizing that they don’t seem to be helping people from the line we were able to grab someone walking around the store who was helping someone and he said he’d come back and help us. Ok, no problems there. Several other people had come in and were asking us if we were in line…after telling them the story we all decided they really needed some organization help.

So when he finally got to us and we asked about syncing the two phones, he had no idea. No offer to ask someone else, somewhere to find out, just no we can’t do that. Asked about changing the audio notification for new emails and again he didn’t know…just asked to look at my phone to look at it and finally said, “no, doesn’t look like you can.” Gee, that was helpful!

Fortunately, I decided to call the support number from the website and talk to someone who actually knew the product and could answer the questions and provide info on where to request new features and find out info. Moral of the story…the in-store “Apple Genius” don’t live up to their title by any stretch. If you need help, I’ll stick to the phone support.

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