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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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iQ-Notes

Posted by gygon on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

I’ve tried various tools to keep track of my to-do list/notes in the past including everything from Outlook, Gmail, Notepad, PriorityMatrix, and many more but never stuck with anything longer than notepad (when used in conjunction with mesh) to keep my notes/lists in sync and on multiple computers. Then I found iQ-Notes which so far seems to be working great for what I need.

In addition to providing the post-it note type quick access and the notepad simplicity, it also has additional features baked in that make it my top choice. It has a sync feature built-in, but what I really like about it is that I’m not storing my notes on some random system in the cloud but rather it’s where I want…you use your own system (via FTP/SFTP) to sync the systems. I love this as I don’t worry so much about typing in quick notes while working on something and then having to worry that the info is now or may soon be available for others to see.

There’s other features as well such as multiple tabs on a note (LOVE IT!) and having multiple notes and categories if you want. So you can use the app in many ways. New features have been getting added over time as well. Check it out at  http://paresi.net/iqnotes/index.html  Oh…and the price can’t be beat: free!

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