Computers, these damned things are everywhere. I enjoy them. Although I do regularly say; The best way to ruin a hobby is to make it a career. Computers are no exception. The good part of this is it's very lucrative. I can make a living, provide for my family, and buy Land Cruiser things with relative ease as a result of my nerdness. It all started really with a Tandy 100 TX, my father's overwhelming obsession with all things cutting edge and gadgety, and a suburban lifestyle afforded to me by my intelligent and hard working parents.

 

Look at me now... or, wait, maybe don't look too closely.

 

As I get older, my memory is more porous than it used to be, so I'd like to keep track of things here that I would like to revisit later, or share with others. So this collection of nonsense may or may not be of any use. That's not the point. It's here. worthy or not.

Ninite...

 

A colleague of mine showed me this amazing tool once. It's name is absurd, is completely unrelated to anything in my life, so it generally escapes me. But it's probably on the list of essential IT administrative tools. Mainly because we all know how unreliable Windows can be. When... yes, WHEN your computer dies, you will want to get back up and running in less time than before... Ninite is one way to take from crawling to walking a lot faster...

 

https://ninite.com

 

Go to this website. Use this tool. At the time of writing this article, this tool still rocks. Who knows where it'll go from here since it'll be horribly popular now, you're welcome.

Powershell puts the power in the shell, well that's kindof a Linux thing... a shell... but Microsoft decided to finally get divorced from, well they have kids with cmd, so it'll always be part of the picture in some way, but the new wife is Powershell... Here is an article dedicated... until death do us part, to... Powershell.

 

I want a GUI dammit.

https://foxdeploy.com/2015/04/10/part-i-creating-powershell-guis-in-minutes-using-visual-studio-a-new-hope/