What is in my keyring:
- YubiKey
- OTP for bank
- USB drive
- GPS tracker

What is *not* in my keyring:
- Key.

In case you are using and need to deal with data, you might want to check my module SQLSimplePS - github.com/texhex/SQLSimplePS.

It allows, among other things, commands like [SQLSimple]::Query("SELECT * FROM dbo.TestTable", $connectionString) which returns a hash table.

I also thought the property names I choose are way too long. But then I came across this gem from docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotne


I think it's a clear indication that you server code needs work when testing it with cURL returns this:

curl: (26) read function returned funny value

How good is Visual Studio Code compared to PowerShell ISE?

It's "I released a new version of my personal PowerShell module because working with VS Code is fun" good.

From the [Factorio Wiki](wiki.factorio.com/Production_s):

The timescale can be set to 5 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 10 hours, or 50 hours.

If you are a new player, you might find the idea of playing a single factory for 50 hours ridiculous. **You'll change your mind soon enough.**

Step 1: Make ice tea and name your company "Long Island Iced Tea Corporation"
Step 2: Rename it to ""Long Blockchain Corporation"
Step 3: Profit (+200% stock price)
Step 4: ???


I swear, the DI.FM Nu Disco channel is playing Take That. Which year is it?

I learned today the hard way that the [InstallDelete] section in fails silently for locked files. No error, no message. If the file is locked, Inno just ignores the delete command.

I replaced it with a Pascal Scripting section that use FileDelete or MoveFileEx: github.com/source-foundry/Hack

I bought the Moto G4+ to have a cheap device (~150€) to play around with but it turned out to be one of the best device I ever tried. Pure standby time at about 6 days, good performance and MicroSD support. Just the boot loader unlock process sucks.

Shadow of War game files are 65 GB in total.

Mordor seems to be huge place.

The Sexy Brutale is one of the best adventures I have ever played and also puts in some pun from time to time.


Fighting with Cloudevo here. Old version had a bug, so my could drive was missing, new major version fixes that but is not compatible with the old version. So I need to install the old version to a secondary computer and then transfer the files. Is this 2005?

So I purchased a VPN service just to watch Rick and Morty. What a time to be alive.

Ticket: "Warnings, Using self-signed cert with weak hash algo."

Closed: "Resolved, disabled checks for hash algo."


Version 3.0.4 of BIOS Sledgehammer just went live, now with 29 model examples. All of them with the necessary ME files to patch INTEL-SA-00075.

If you are responsible for a fleet of HP devices, and want to update the Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware because of the INTEL-SA-00075 / CVE-2017-5689 / HPSBHF03557 security issue: BIOS Sledgehammer 3.0.3 is now available and can be used for ME updates (beside BIOS and TPM updates it already supports). It’s Apache 2 licensed. github.com/texhex/BiosSledgeha

Nofftopia is connected to 167 instances. Use to be over 600, but we had a glitch. It would be extremely rad if y'all could boost this and help get Nofftopia reconnected to the federation! 🍻

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