Scheduled task to restart task scheduler

Consider this - you are trying to workaround a critical flaw in the Windows task scheduler service which no one else seams to have, but it causes duplicate processes to be started each day. You don't know why, but restarting the server fixes it, and you find that just restarting…

Checking PwnedPasswords with Microsoft Flow

On my twitter feed, I saw a tweet from Microsoft about Microsoft Flow, Microsoft's tool which says I should I did know about Microsoft Flow, but never had a need for it. But for some reason my mind connected Microsoft Flow with Troy Hunt's PwnedPasswords service. He's written loads about…

PowerShell - useful commands to know

PowerShell can be daunting for those who are completely new to the scripting language. This is a brief post about some useful commands to know when starting out Get-Command You want to do something, but don't know the command name, or even if there is a command that does that.…

Configuring Putty defaults using PowerShell

Just a quick note to myself on how to setup Putty defaults for my linking using PowerShell commands to set the appropriate registry keys # Create the 'Default Settings' registry key if it doesn't exist if (-not (Test-Path -Path HKCU:\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\Default%20Settings)) {New-Item -Path HKCU:\Software\SimonTatham\…

Disqus on Ghost with CSP

Having moved my blog to Ghost I lost a comments section for each post. This was functionality which was built into Blogger (my previous blogging platform) as a standard option, and I wanted to get it back The Ghost platform focuses primarily on the ease of creating the article, and…