Latest Challenge: SharePoint, jQuery, and Web Services

Back again!

I don’t write as often as I should and with the new year coming up, I’m hoping to change that (again!)

In keeping with what I’ve been blogging about in the past, I decided to write about my latest challenge/adventure. The last few years I’ve been concentrating on Project Management and not really writing a lot of code.  However, PM’ing at my latest client has given me tons of programming opportunities if I want to pitch in and help.  Lots of PowerShell, Exchange, and Active Directory stuff (with some sprinkling of other types of stuff like SharePoint and faxing, etc.)  My latest challenge is creating a dashboard of the data we’ve collected on the Exchange mailboxes.

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Hackintosh Upgrade 2013 – Part 1 Research

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I haven’t written to the blog lately – I’ve been more of a consumer of knowledge and really haven’t contributed anything much. I’m hoping to change this stance as lately I’ve found myself referring back to my blog entries as my own personal documentation. So I figure, why not spend a few minutes to document my stuff and create a blog post while I’m at it?

I’ve been getting into two different services that really have help me out in organizing my entertainment – Calibre and Plex. Calibre is an ebook management system and Plex manages all my audio and video items. I’ve centralized everything onto my Ubuntu server in my home office. Unfortunately, the server hardware was damage due to a loose cpu heatsink. The server would reboot every 5-10 minutes when the system was under load. This is a major issue when I got the entire family gathered around to watch a movie. It was time for some replacement parts.

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Silverlight Already Installed

Silverlight.pngSilverlight for some reason decided to take a Holiday during my Holiday. Ever eager to solve a technical issue during family events, I decided to start looking around for a solution. The installer package kept telling me I had a later version of Silverlight already installed. Very frustrating.
After about an hour goggling and trying a ton of different things, I came across something that was very close to the answer:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macother/netflix-silverlight-mac-problem-installation-says/0b71af78-cb94-46e3-9629-f97c8dda1361

Talking Moose detailed a pretty good uninstall instructions. Even after following the all the steps I still had the same issue. I had to resort to the manual removal method… with a slight twist.

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Ecto .. taking a backseat?

Screen Shot 2012 01 16 at 7 52 49 PMEcto started acting up on me lately.  It may be because of new hardware, new version of WordPress, whatever.  It’s just not a smooth as it once was.  I’ve also been looking around and reading other reviews about blogging software on the Mac – and one term keeps resurfacing when it comes to Ecto: Abandonware.

It shows.  There haven’t been many posts about Ecto, no new versions, even their support forums are down (due to technical error, but still..)

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Learning iOS Development – Day 3 & 4: Lynda

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It’s been awhile, but I decided to take up this subject (yet again.) Although I do still have access to Safari Online, a friend of mine lent me his copy of iPhone SDK Essential Training DVD from Lynda.com for comparison. I spent the last two days watching the video. It’s just under 7 hours, but I spread it over two days because I was watching Tebow get his butt handed to him against the Patriots (sigh, I was hoping for more.)

The video in a word is Awesome.

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