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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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Custom iPhone Ringtones

Posted by gygon on Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Found a step by step guide on how to create ringtones for the iPhone from your own audio files and wanted to make sure I could find it again so here are the steps:

1. Listen to the song you want to make into a ring-tone and note the start & stop times of the portion you want to use (or use the whole thing if it’s less than 40 seconds)

2. Open iTunes

3. Right click the song and select “Get Info”

4. Click the Options tab

5. Type in the start and stop times (if needed) and click OK

6. Right-click the song again and select “Create AAC Version”

7. Wait for iTunes to finish creating the file, then right-click the new file and select Delete

8. When prompted, click on Keep Files button.

9. Find the file. It’s usually in your User folder under Music > iTunes > iTunes Music > Band Name

10. Rename the file extension from .m4a to m4r

11. Double-click the file to open it in iTunes. It will automatically import into the ringtones.

The steps above were originally found on the ehow website from Alexia Petrakos.

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