Archives for the month of: November, 2010

Introduction

I just spent the past week at InfoPoint taking Microsoft course 10135A Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell 2.0.  Although I have worked with PowerShell before, I decided to take this course in hopes to discover things about the scripting language that I may not already know.  The topics discussed in this post are those that I found to be either interesting or helpful. Read the rest of this entry »

The Scoop

While in training last week we had a power outage on our Northside office.  One of the servers, call it SERVER1, went down as a result of the outage.  Battery backups were indeed in place but the outage lasted long enough to drain them considerably.  After the power outage was over all services came back up on the server except the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) service.  SERVER1 is a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Secondary Site.  Moreover, it’s  PXE Service Point. Read the rest of this entry »

The other day I was looking for a way to generate QR codes that link directly to the Android Market.  I wanted to post the QR codes so that a reader could use the Barcode Scanner app to scan the code and immediately be taken to the Android Market to download the app if they chose to do so.

After searching around for a little while (it took more time than I had anticipated) I found App Referrer.  This app when installed on your Android phone will generate QR Codes as PNG files for any app that you currently have installed on your phone.  These files can then be shared using the Share menu item within the application.

App Referrer

App Referrer

Just completed the final mockup for the Felege Hiywot Center.  This center is based here in Indianapolis and does some remarkable work with children.  They have an excellent gardening program as well as cultural programs for Ethiopian children.   Here’s a link to the website of which I’m in the early stages of redesigning – http://fhcenter.org/

Felege Hiywot Center Mockup

Felege Hiywot Center Mockup

This post is for those Android users who’ve been frustrated since the move by Google to change the functionality of the volume rocker in build number FRG22D.  I’ve found a nice app that will restore the basic functionality to the volume rocker.  It’s called Droid Vol Rocker and it’s developed by Over Voltage Software.  Go get it in the Android Market.

Download Droid Vol Rocker from Android Market

Droid Vol Rocker app QR code