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Download website html code with VB6

In ancient Greek religion and Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest. This code sample demonstrates how to harvest the headers and html code of a web site via VB6.

Posted On: 2017-11-18, by VB6Boy

System Administrator Excuse Generator Service

Part of the job of a system administrator is to define root cause for a problem or outage this is happening. This site has an excuse generator, but you'd normally have to open the page to view the excuses.  Not anymore!

Posted On: 2017-11-17, by dwirch

System Uptime Utility

This is a simple but useful command line utility for determining the uptime of the local computer.

Posted On: 2017-11-12, by dwirch

Use PowerShell to quickly deploy a VM

Using virtual machines to test things has become almost a second nature exercise for some folks. Here's a method to deploy a duplicate of a Hyper-V virtual machine in less than ten seconds with PowerShell.

Posted On: 2017-11-10, by dwirch

Are You an IT Old Timer?

I've been called graybeard. Old timer. Fossil. Dad. Grandpa. Geezer. I've been working in the technology field for over thirty years, so all these descriptors are probably fitting. If you're not sure you're an IT old timer, here is a description, and a few definitions for you young people.

Posted On: 2017-10-24, by dwirch

String Functions Module

I've put together a few string handling functions in a module that I've found useful over of the years, and thought I would share them here so that others might find them useful.

Posted On: 2017-10-21, by VB6Boy

Offline Machine Tracking with PowerShell

Here's a simple little script that will track which computers are offline, and how long they have been offline. It even sends you a handy email summary.

Posted On: 2017-10-19, by dwirch

Weekly Brain Dump 2017-09-29

Welcome to the Weekly Brain Dump, where we explore humor, horror and strange news from around the interwebs.

Posted On: 2017-09-28, by Humorbot

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