Reboot and Reload

After a terrific few years at SAPIEN Technologies, I’m back on my own. This site will be my new home. I’ve revamped the title, but I think it more accurately describes my subject matter. Even though I write extensively about scripting and PowerShell, which I’ll continue to do, the topic is really a means to an end. I strongly believe that scripting and automation technologies are essential keys to success for Windows administrators with too much work on their plates and not nearly enough time or resources.

I hope to use this blog as a foundation for sharing tips, scripts, solutions, advice and anything else I can do to make your job easier. This will also be the place I’ll announce new books, writing projects, training classes and anything else I’m up to professionally that I think you might like so I hope you’ll subscribe.  By the way, the SAPIEN Technologies blog is still active and I hope you stay subscribed as it is the best way to keep on top of new offerings.

In the mean time I hope you’ll stay subscribed to this blog, follow me on Twitter and let me know what would make your life easier. Please feel free to post comments here or email me directly [email protected]

Waynes World of Tips

I’ve blogged in the past about Wayne Martin and his outstanding list of command line tips. These are one line commands, some complex some simple, that you can use to accomplish a wide range of task. The overall number of tips is to 425 and Wayne recently reorganized them into 7 categories to make it easier for people to digest. There’s very little scripting with any of these commands. Most use native or freely available command line tools. But because they are executed from a command line you could incorporate them into a script. I encourage you to check them out.

The single list:

The same commands split into categories:

What can we learn from the airlines?

Don Jones has written an excellent business analysis article: What can we learn from the airlines? Having done my share of frequent flying I can attest to the veracity of his article. If more companies were anti-airline in their business practices I think they could be more profitable, their employees more productive and happy and customers highly satisfied. Why should it be so hard?

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