Thoughts on many things

  • The ticket cost funnel

    A common misconception among end users is that we (i.e. the IT department) charge them per ticket. While I don’t know where that misconception comes from, let me say right out that my experience of more than twenty years in the industry is that this simply is not true.

  • Powerpoint: Remove presentation notes

    As part of my job, my role as head of my union local, and as a board member in my shooting sports club, I give presentations on a relatively regular basis. Whenever I do so, I usually share my slides so that people can refer back to them later on. I do not, however, share […]

  • Reviewed: Stray

    The most talked-about game release of the summer has been the post-apocalyptic cat-simulator Stray. Seeing all of the chatter about it, not to mention all of the videos of cats watching their slaves play the game, I felt like I couldn’t not pick it up. Here are my thoughts:

  • Weaponizing legal activities

    This isn’t the post I was planning on writing this week, but it’s the one you’re getting. In light of the many, many news cycles this past week which have been taken up by the videos of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin dancing at a party, I’ve decided to comment on the scandal – or […]

  • PowerShell: Troubleshoot network connectivity

    A while back, a customer contacted us because they were having problems connecting to Amazon WorkSpaces. This led me to dig into a PowerShell command which was new to me; Test-NetConnection. In its simplest form, the command simply checks your network connectivity:

  • Finding your YouTube comments

    From time to time, I’ve found that I need to find a comment I made on a YouTube video some time ago. As luck would have it, that a feat which is relatively easily achievable. Here’s how:

  • State of the Blog 2022

    True to tradition, I’m writing a summer retrospective post. Meant to be the summer counterpart to my end-of-year roundup series, some information will naturally be duplicated across the two series of posts.

  • On Pride

    Update, July 2022:As you may know, Oslo Pride was largely cancelled this year due to a terror attack that was in all likelihood directed at the LGBTQIA+ community. The official parade was cancelled on the advice of the police, as was the memorial that was scheduled to happen two days later. Like so many others, […]

  • Your lack of planning…

    …is not my emergency.

  • Endpoint: Finding the serial number of a computer

    One of the nice things with managing computers in Endpoint is that you can get a lot of information about the specifications of a given computer out of it, such as the serial number, which is useful for warranty check purposes. Here’s how:

  • Find WLAN password from the command line

    If I’ve been there once, I’ve been there a thousand times; I’ve connected to a wireless network with my computer, but want to connect with my phone, too. The only problem is that I don’t know what the WLAN password is. Luckily, you can find the password to networks you’ve connected to using the command […]