Category: Good-to-have

Silent patching and controlled reboots

Patching silently and installing applications without any user interaction… This is really hard to do and it’s really hard to get compliant machines if you do not force a reboot every now and then.
Then, if you force the user to reboot with a short timeout they will not be to happy.
So… to solve this I took some inspiration from a couple of blogposts some scripts and then some of my knowledge and put together a recipe that I think work’s really nice. 🙂

All in all, this results in a nice popup (only when a reboot is needed) that gives the user a good amount of time to decide when to reboot.
With this in place you can push out updates and applications silently and then just sit back and wait for the users to reboot when they want to.

So, this is what you need to do…

Copy the following files to %ProgramFiles%\RebootIfNeeded

Create a Scheduled Task that runs once or twice every day (I have it set at 08:00 and 13:00 every weekday), and on that task create an with the following configuration:
Program: %ProgramFiles%\RebootIfNeeded\hstart64.exe
Arguments:

/NOCONSOLE /WAIT ""%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoLogo -NoProfile -NonInteractive -File "%ProgramFiles%\RebootIfNeeded\RebootIfNeeded.ps1""

(Tip: If using GPP, set item level targeting to check that the PS1-file exist before creating the task)

The script will check for pending reboots and if the computer havn’t rebooted for XX days.
You can add support for more languages, just extend the hashtable $restartDescriptions

[CmdletBinding()]
PARAM (
    $maxBootAgeDays = 35,
    $restartTimeOut = (9 * 60), # 9 hours
    $restartMaxPostpone = (48 * 60), # 48 hours
    $restartDescriptions = @{
        "en-US" = "Your computer needs to restart to receive the latest updates.";
        "sv-SE" = "Din dator behöver startas om för att fÄ de senaste uppdateringarna.";
    },
    $defaultLanguage = "en-US"
)


Function Get-PendingReboot {
	# Local HKLM
	$HKLM = [UInt32] "0x80000002"
	$wmiRegistry = [WMIClass] "\\.\root\default:StdRegProv"

	#Default
    $PendingReboot = $false

	# CBS - Reboot Required ?
	$RegSubKeysCBS = $wmiRegistry.EnumKey($HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\")
	if ($RegSubKeysCBS.sNames -contains "RebootPending") {
        Write-Verbose "Component Based Servicing have a reboot pending"
		$PendingReboot = $true
    }
							
	# Windows Update - Reboot Required?
	$RegistryWUAU = $wmiRegistry.EnumKey($HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\")
	if ($RegistryWUAU.sNames -contains "RebootRequired") {
        Write-Verbose "Windows Update have a reboot required"
		$PendingReboot = $true
    }

	## Pending FileRenameOperations ?
	$RegSubKeySM = $wmiRegistry.GetMultiStringValue($HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\","PendingFileRenameOperations")
	If ($RegSubKeySM.sValue) {
        $RegSubKeySM.sValue | ForEach-Object { 
        	If ($_.Trim() -ne '') {
        		Write-Verbose "Pending FileRename operation: $($_)"
        	}
        }
		$PendingReboot = $true
    }

	# ConfigMgr - Pending reboot ?
	TRY {
	    $CCMClientSDK = Invoke-WmiMethod -NameSpace "ROOT\ccm\ClientSDK" -Class "CCM_ClientUtilities" -Name "DetermineIfRebootPending" -ErrorAction Stop

		If ($CCMClientSDK.IsHardRebootPending -or $CCMClientSDK.RebootPending) {
            Write-Verbose "ConfigMgr have reboot pending"
            $PendingReboot = $true
        }
	} CATCH {
        Write-Verbose "Cant talk to ConfigMgr Agent"
    }

    Write-Verbose "Pending reboot: $($PendingReboot)"
    Return $PendingReboot
}

Function Check-OldBootAge {
    PARAM (
        $maxAgeDays = 35
    )

    $BootTime = Get-WmiObject  Win32_Operatingsystem
    [Int]$days = (New-TimeSpan -Start $boottime.ConvertToDateTime($boottime.LastBootUpTime) -End (Get-Date)).TotalDays

    if ($days -ge $maxAgeDays) {
        Write-Verbose "Boot age is $($days) days (more than $($maxBootAgeDays)), reboot required"
        Return $true
    } else {
        Write-Verbose "Boot age is $($days) days (less than $($maxBootAgeDays))"
        Return $false
    }

    Return $days
}

Function Get-UserLanguage {
    Return [String] ([System.Threading.Thread]::CurrentThread).CurrentUICulture.Name
}

# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Main script

if ( (Get-WmiObject -Query "SELECT ProductType FROM Win32_OperatingSystem").ProductType -eq 1) {

    If ( (Get-Process "ShutdownTool" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) ) {
        Write-Host "Already running ShutdownTool"
    } else {
        If ((Check-OldBootAge -maxAgeDays $maxBootAgeDays) -or (Get-PendingReboot)) {
            Write-Host "Reboot is required, calling restart utility"

            $userLanguage = Get-UserLanguage
            Write-Verbose "Language: $($userLanguage)"

            # Find description
            $Description = $restartDescriptions[$userLanguage]
            if ($Description -eq $null) {
                $Description = $restartDescriptions[$defaultLanguage]
            }

            $timeOutSeconds = ($restartTimeOut*60) - 1

            Write-Verbose "Restart timeout: $($timeOutSeconds) seconds"
            Write-Verbose "Max postpone: $($restartMaxPostpone) minutes"
            Write-Verbose "Description: $($Description)"


            If ((Test-Path ".\ShutdownTool.exe") -eq $false) {
                Throw "Cant find ShutdownTool.exe"
            } else {
                Write-Verbose "Calling restart with ShutdownTool"
                .\ShutdownTool.exe /g:$userLanguage /d:"$Description" /t:$timeOutSeconds /m:$restartMaxPostpone /r /c
            }

            # /g - Language
            # /d - description
            # /t - countdown in sec
            # /m - max postpone in min
            # /r - reboot instead of shutdown
            # /c - force & remove abort-btn
        }
    }

} else {
    Write-Verbose "Not a client OS"
}
# Done!

Scandinavian chars in cmd-files

Got a scriptingquestion from a colleague, wasn’t that easy to find on google.

But with Windows Search I did find an old cmd-script that had exactly that problem sorted out.

So, the question was about scandinavian chars in a cmd-script. Some paths are named with non English letters and when you use them in a script it translates to a strange char instead of the letter.

This works fine:

DEL /F /Q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Some Directory\*.*"

This doesn’t work since there is a scandinavian letter in the path:

DEL /F /Q "%USERPROFILE%\Lokala instÀllningar\Some Directory\*.*"

To fix it you need to change codepage, like this:

CHCP 850
DEL /F /Q "%USERPROFILE%\Lokala instÀllningar\Some Directory\*.*"

You might need to use different codepage depending on the language you are using.

Some more info on MSDN

Nice PowerShell prompt

Been playing around with PowerShell the last days, and with nothing else better to do I did a nice looking prompt. 🙂

This prompt will give you a marker if you run it as Administrator and another mark if you are outside the filesystem.

How to:
First you need to edit your profile so it autoload the new prompt.

notepad $profile

Then paste this code, save and start a new PowerShell command line.

function prompt
{
	# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
	#                                                                              Rikard Ronnkvist / snowland.se
	# Multicolored prompt with marker for windows started as Admin and marker for providers outside filesystem
	# Examples
	#    C:\Windows\System32>
	#    [Admin] C:\Windows\System32>
	#    [Registry] HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows>
	#    [Admin] [Registry] HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows>
	# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

	# New nice WindowTitle
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "PowerShell v" + (get-host).Version.Major + "." + (get-host).Version.Minor + " (" + $pwd.Provider.Name + ") " + $pwd.Path

	# Admin ?
	if( (
		New-Object Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal (
			[Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent())
		).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator))
	{
		# Admin-mark in WindowTitle
		$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "[Admin] " + $Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle

		# Admin-mark on prompt
		Write-Host "[" -nonewline -foregroundcolor DarkGray
		Write-Host "Admin" -nonewline -foregroundcolor Red
		Write-Host "] " -nonewline -foregroundcolor DarkGray
	}

	# Show providername if you are outside FileSystem
	if ($pwd.Provider.Name -ne "FileSystem") {
		Write-Host "[" -nonewline -foregroundcolor DarkGray
		Write-Host $pwd.Provider.Name -nonewline -foregroundcolor Gray
		Write-Host "] " -nonewline -foregroundcolor DarkGray
	}

	# Split path and write \ in a gray
	$pwd.Path.Split("\") | foreach {
	    Write-Host $_ -nonewline -foregroundcolor Yellow
	    Write-Host "\" -nonewline -foregroundcolor Gray
	}

	# Backspace last \ and write >
	Write-Host "`b>" -nonewline -foregroundcolor Gray

    return " "
}

Off topic: Powershell to rename pictures

I’m trying hard to convert myself from VBScript to Powershell… so in the need of a powerfull filerenamer I wrote one in Powershell.

You need to download the Powershell Pack from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PowerShellPack

# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
#                                                                                           Rikard Ronnkvist / snowland.se
#  Will rename JPG and AVI files, uses EXIF-tag on JPG-images and filedate on AVI-files.
#
#  Files will be named:
#    \some path\YYYYMM\YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS_00.JPG
#               ^^^^^^ - Optional, if you have createSubdir set to True
# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$basePath = "F:\Pictures\Import dir"
$createSubdir = $True
$testMode = $False
# - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
# Download from:  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/PowerShellPack
Import-Module PowerShellPack

# Add \* to use when searching
$searchPath = $basePath + "\*"

# Search for files
Write-Host "           Searching: " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
Write-Host $basePath -ForegroundColor Yellow

$allFiles  = Get-ChildItem -Path $searchPath -Include *.AVI,*.JPG -Exclude folder.jpg

Write-Host "               Found: " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
Write-Host $allFiles.Count -ForegroundColor Yellow -NoNewline
Write-Host " files" -ForegroundColor DarkGray

$fNum = 0
# Loop thru all files
foreach ($file in $allFiles )
{
	$fNum++
	# If it is an jpg use the exif-data, otherwise use date on file	
	if ($file.Extension -eq ".JPG") {
		$imgInfo = $file | Get-Image | Get-ImageProperty
		$fileDate = $imgInfo.dt
	} else {
		$fileDate = $file.LastWriteTime
	}

	if ($createSubdir -eq $True) {
		# Set new filepath
		$fileDir = $basePath + "\" + $fileDate.ToString("yyyyMM")

		# Check directory
		if (!(Test-Path($fileDir))) {
			# Create a new subdirectory
			if ($testMode -ne $True) {
				$newDir = New-Item -Type directory -Path $fileDir
				Write-Host "            Creating: " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
				Write-Host $fileDir -ForegroundColor Red
			}
		}
	} else {
		# Use current directory
		$fileDir = $basePath
	}

	# Set new name to current to get "False" on first while
	$newPath = $file.Fullname

	$i = 0
	while (Test-Path $newPath) {
		# Set new filename
		$newPath = $fileDir + "\" + $fileDate.ToString("yyyyMMdd_HHmmss") + "_" + $i.ToString("00") + $file.Extension
		$i++
	}

	# Write som info
	Write-Host $fNum.ToString().PadLeft(4) -ForegroundColor DarkYellow -NoNewline
	Write-Host " / " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
	Write-Host $allFiles.Count.ToString().PadRight(4) -ForegroundColor Yellow -NoNewline
	Write-Host "   Moving: " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
	Write-Host $file.Name -ForegroundColor Cyan -NoNewline
	Write-Host " -> " -ForegroundColor DarkGray -NoNewline
	Write-Host $newPath -ForegroundColor Green

	# Move and rename the file
	if ($testMode -ne $True) {
		Move-Item $file.Fullname $newPath
	}
}

Ending up with something like this:

Oh, and you can add -Recurse on the Get-ChildItem row…

Outlook and meeting reminders

I do not like the fact that the person sending a meeting request is the one deciding how long before the meeting a reminder would be set.

Since I don’t like the popup on my phone, I’m not using reminders.

So to get rid of incoming reminders I wrote a small script.

Press ALT+F11 and paste this code:

Sub snwRemoveMeetingReminder(Item As Outlook.MeetingItem)
    If TypeOf Item Is Outlook.MeetingItem Then
        Item.ReminderSet = False
        Item.Save
        
        Set Appt = Item.GetAssociatedAppointment(True)
        If Not Appt Is Nothing Then
            Appt.ReminderSet = False
            Appt.Save
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Then add the the script to incoming meeting requests.
090927_outlook_rule

Now the script will remove reminders on every incoming meeting request… It’s a client side rule, so you need to have Outlook running to get it to work.

Outlook inbox cleaner

I like to keep my inbox clean… so every now and then I sort out mails to different folders. That is boooring.

So I wrote a little script. 🙂

Sub InboxCleaner()
    Dim oNamespace As Outlook.NameSpace
    Dim oInboxFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim oDestFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder
    Dim oItem As Object
    Dim i, iMove, iNoMove As Integer
    Dim sMsg, sFolder As String
    Dim bDoMove As Boolean
    
    Set oNamespace = Application.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set oInboxFolder = oNamespace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox)
    
    sMsg = ""
    iNoMove = 0
    iMove = 0
    
    For i = oInboxFolder.Items.Count To 1 Step -1
        Set oItem = oInboxFolder.Items(i)
        
        If InStr(oItem.SenderEmailAddress, "@") <> 0 Then
            sFolder = oItem.SenderEmailAddress ' Get sender address
            sFolder = Right(sFolder, Len(sFolder) - InStrRev(sFolder, "@")) ' Only domain name
            sFolder = Left(sFolder, InStr(sFolder, ".") - 1) ' Skip everything after the first dot
            sFolder = UCase(Left(sFolder, 1)) & Right(sFolder, Len(sFolder) - 1) ' Upper case first letter
            
            On Error Resume Next
            ' This row you might want to customize... I have a folders like  Mailbox\Customers\TheCustomerName
            Set oDestFolder = oInboxFolder.Folders.Parent.Parent.Folders("Customers").Folders(sFolder)
            
            If Err.Number <> 0 Then
                sMsg = sMsg & "Missing folder: " & vbTab & oItem.SenderEmailAddress & "  (" & sFolder & ")" & vbCrLf
                Set oDestFolder = Nothing
                Err.Clear
                bDoMove = False
                iNoMove = iNoMove + 1
            Else
                sMsg = sMsg & "Move:           " & vbTab & oItem.SenderEmailAddress & " -> " & sFolder & vbCrLf
                bDoMove = True
                iMove = iMove + 1
            End If
            On Error GoTo 0
            
            If bDoMove Then
            	' Comment out this line if you only want to test
                oItem.Move oDestFolder
            End If
        End If
    Next
    
    sMsg = sMsg & vbCrLf & _
        vbCrLf & _
        "Processed " & oInboxFolder.Items.Count & " items in inbox..." & vbCrLf & _
        "Moved:          " & vbTab & iMove & vbCrLf & _
        "Missing folder: " & vbTab & iNoMove & vbCrLf & _
        "Skipped:        " & vbTab & (oInboxFolder.Items.Count - (iMove + iNoMove))
    
    MsgBox sMsg, vbOKOnly, "Inbox Cleaner / Rikard Ronnkvist / snowland.se"

End Sub

Download: inboxcleaner.vbs

Update: Screendump of the result.
090323_inboxcleaner

vRD 2008 – A short review

I have been using vRD 1.5 for a while and did just purchase a license for vRD 2008.

I love the program…

When you are in need of multiple credentials for RDP-sessions (different customers, domains or whatver) vRD rocks!

Since I work as a consultant I set up one credential for each customer and then one folder (Linking to the right credential) for each customer.
And in that folder I can create servers, subfolders and so on.

In short: If you have multiple servers and/or multiple credentials, download it and try it out!

From Visonapp,com about vRD:

vRD 2008 features unparalleled ease of use, accelerated remote desktop access to servers and workstations, detailed logging features, and a new interface that allows administrators to view all connected machines simultaneously.
Considerably simplifying the administration of their systems, more than 75,000 administrators worldwide consider vRD an indispensable tool for recurring administrative tasks.

More info and download: visionapp.com

Visionapp Remote Desktop 2008

A few notes to the developers for the next version:

  • General
    • When using Alt+Tab, the vRD-window is selected instead of the tab with the machine and by that you can’t use ALT+TAB and start using the keyboard on the remote host.
    • Shortcut-key to each tab (Say ALT+F1 for tab 1)
  • Options
    • Thumbnail size – I want a larger (aprox 2 x Large)
  • Properties for a connection
    • I want a shortcut-key, faster way to connect
  • Management Board URL
    • Open in a tab instead of browser
    • I want to se some sort of standard-url, like http://%servername%:%port_that_you_can_configure%/myservices.html
  • Small stuff
    • From about-box, when clicking the URLs you start MSIE instead of standard browser… just annoying

System Center Virtual User Group

Another user group is in the making… I hope that this site will have a higher level of discussion than the normal “I havn’t read the manual or use Google can you please help me”-kind-of-user groups…

Welcome to the System Center Virtual User Group, a user group dedicated to providing resources for education and collaboration between users of Microsoft System Center technologies everywhere!

This group is intended to function not only as a traditional user group holding periodic meetings (via Live Meeting in our case), but as a forum where users can come together to find resources in establishing their own traditional “physical” user groups.

More info at: systemcenterusergroup.com
My profile: systemcenterusergroup.com/members/riro.aspx

System Center Virtual User Group

AD Topology Diagrammer

Looks like a cool tool… haven’t had the time to test it… yet.

The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange 200x Server topology. The diagramms include domains, sites, servers, administrative groups, routing groups and connectors and can be changed manually in Visio if needed.

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

Demo web-app v2

Version 2 of demo-webb-app

<html>
<body>

<font face="verdana, arial" size="2">
i rÀknar frÄn 0 till 250.<br>
Om i Àr mer Àn <%= Application("rnd") %> sÄ kommer det upp<br>
en "felaktig" text…<br><br>
<%

Randomize
if int(Application("rnd")) = 0 then
Application("rnd") = 150 + Int((100 – 1 + 1) * Rnd + 1)
end if

Application("i") = Int(Application("i")) + 1

Response.Write "i = " & Application("i") & "<br><br>"

if Application("i") < Application("rnd") then
Response.Write "<font color=""green"">Fungerar finfint</font>"
else
Response.Write "<font color=""red""><b>Nu fungerar det INTE det minsta</b></font>"
end if

if Application("i") = 250 then
Application("i") = 0
Application("rnd") = 150 + Int((100 – 1 + 1) * Rnd + 1)
end if

%>
</font>
</body>
</html>

Gives you a bit niceer health-report…

070509_WebHealth.jpg
(This one contains planed downtime …)

Demo web-app

Okej… nĂ€stan lite vĂ€l simpel, men den fungerar i alla fall.

Spara den som nĂ„got bra med .asp i slutet (se till att ASP Ă€r igĂ„ng pĂ„ IIS’en ocksĂ„), sen kan man peka ut ett monitor-program (exempelvis OpsMgr) att monitorera den sidan. Om texten “INTE” Ă€r med sĂ„ kan man skicka ett larm.

<html>
<body>
<font face="verdana, arial" size="2">
i rÀknar frÄn 0 till 100.<br>
Om i Àr mer Àn 75 sÄ kommer det upp<br>
en "felaktig" text…<br><br>
<%
Application("i") = Int(Application("i")) + 1
Response.Write "i = " & Application("i") & "<br><br>"

if Application("i") < 75 then
Response.Write "<font color=""green"">Fungerar finfint</font>"
else
Response.Write "<font color=""red""><b>Nu fungerar det INTE det minsta</b></font>"
end if

if Application("i") = 101 then
Application("i") = 0
end if
%>
</font>
</body>
</html>

proxy.pac

Sitter och vĂ€ntar pĂ„ en installation (av OpsMgr 2007… !) och passade pĂ„ att reda ut lite om PAC-file under tiden… pratade med en kund om detta igĂ„r…

Om du tar javascript-filen som finns nedan och klipper in den i en fil som heter wpad.dat och lÀgger upp den pÄ nÄgon lÀmplig webserver.
Sen pekar du ut ett c-name (mot den servern, *doh*) som blir wpad.mindomÀn.se eller vart nu era klienter sitter (wpad.klient.domÀnen.net) sÄ kommer automatiska instÀllningarna för proxy fungera finfint (Internet Explorer).

Ett alternativ Àr att klippa in den i en fil som heter proxy.pac och lÀgga upp den pÄ en webbserver. Sen pekar man ut den flien som proxy-instÀllningsfil mha en gpo.

Det man mÄste göra pÄ webbservern Àr att lÀgga till en mime-type sÄ att .pac blir application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig.
IIS’ens tjĂ€nstehanterare och vĂ€ljer egenskaper för den aktuella webb-platsen.
– VĂ€lj filken http Headers
– Tryck pĂ„ File Types
– Skriv in .PAC och application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig
… ok, ok… ok ok ok … fix fĂ€rdigt…

Fördelen med wpad-grejjen Ă€r att bĂ€rbara klienter inte fĂ„r nĂ„gon proxy nĂ€r dom sitter hemma eller pĂ„ nĂ„got annat nĂ€t…

function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {
	// SĂ€tter variabler
	var stdProxy = "PROXY 192.168.100.10:8080; DIRECT";
	var noProxy = "DIRECT";

	var clientIP = myIpAddress();

	// Mot lokal maskinen
	if (dnsDomainIs(host, "localhost")) { return noProxy; }
        if (isInNet(host,"127.0.0.1","255.255.255.255")) { return noProxy; }
        if (isInNet(host,clientIP,"255.255.255.255")) { return noProxy; }

	// Servrar innanför egna domÀnen
	if (shExpMatch(host,"*.mindomÀn.se")) { return noProxy; }
	if (shExpMatch(host,"*.minandradomÀn.se")) { return noProxy; }

	// Lokala servrar
	if (isPlainHostName(host)) { return noProxy; }
	if (shExpMatch(url, "http://minserver*")) { return noProxy; }

	// Direkt till vissa nÀt
        if (isInNet(host,"123.1.1.0","255.255.255.0")) { return noProxy; }
        if (isInNet(host,"123.123.123.0","255.255.255.0")) { return noProxy; }

	// Skicka till windows update utan proxy
	if ((url.substring(0, 6) == "https:") && (!dnsDomainIs(host,"windowsupdate.microsoft.com"))) { return noProxy; }


	// Skicka alla andra till proxy
	return stdProxy;
}

Jag har inte testat den hĂ€r PAC-filen, men det Ă€r ett ganska bra-att-ha-exempel i alla fall. 🙂

Edit 2007-02-05: RÀttat upp lite smÄ-fel i koden, saknade lite parenteser.

/. effekt, men bra verktyg

slashdot.org – effekt brukar man ganska ofta prata om, den hĂ€r gĂ„ngen lyckades lifehacker.com ta död pĂ„ en site.

PÄ lifehacker.com tipsade dom om en bra samling med verktyg för att reparera en PC.

Orginalsidan: dailycupoftech.com

Har en kopia liggandes pÄ http://www.snowland.se/download/ (Under verktyg), jag tar ingen credit för den samlingen. Men bra Àr den i alla fall, bara att zippa upp pÄ lÀmplig USB-sticka.

Softgrid Sequencing BP

Nu har jag skapat en “Softgrid Sequencing Best practice-generator”. UnderlĂ€ttar en hel del nĂ€r man ska komma pĂ„ fina namn pĂ„ alla paket.
Det enda man behöver komma fram med sjÀlv Àr ett paket-id som ska vara max 8 tecken lÄngt (och sjÀlvklart unikt).

http://www.snowland.se/sg-sequencer/

Applikationen sparar ingenting sÄ det man matar in ser man bara en gÄng.

WP Plugin: Akismet Image

Fick lite tid över… och rĂ„kade surfa förbi Akismet.com.

Fixade en ganska lattjo “bild”, lĂ€ser info om hur mĂ„nga spam som akismet har fĂ„ngat pĂ„ sidan den Ă€r och visar det sedan som en PNG-bild.

Gjorde det sjÀlvklart som en wordpress-plugin (http://www.snowland.se/plugins/)

Den bör synas in action nere till höger pĂ„ den hĂ€r sidan… Endast ~30 spam Ă€nn sĂ„ lĂ€nge… men nĂ€r vĂ€l spam-bottarna hittar sidan sĂ„ gĂ„r det undan.