SCCM SCUP Quick Tip

A quick tip from an issue that I just had to resolve. When setting up products for WSUS synchronization, skip Windows 8.1 Repair FOD. It shows up in SCCM's list, but apparently not in…

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Issue installing .NET 3.5 on Server 2012 R2

We've been having the somewhat common problem of not being able to add the .NET 3.5 feature on our Windows Server 2012 R2 machines, and up until recently it was easy to resolve. After…

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Logstash configuration dissection

In this post I'll be taking my actual in-use Logstash configuration and stepping through it in an attempt to explain the purpose of each section. First things first, however. I am definitely not a Logstash…

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Setting up Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash

The Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash (ELK) stack has become very popular recently for cheap and easy centralized logging. The developer of Logstash, Jordan Sissel, was recently hired by Elasticsearch which has led to some great things…

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PPA Repositories for Redis and Node.js

Ubuntu's repositories always seem to be a few packages behind for Redis and Node.js (and probably many others). Luckily Chris Lea maintains PPA repositories with the latest stable versions of Redis and Node.js…

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Ghost!

I've moved to using Ghost for my website.…

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