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PowerShell for Seasons

I wrote this little snippet to assist me with working out the current season (as in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) with an accuracy of +/- 2 days. No, it’s not a method of...

Azure DNS 10

Using Azure DNS for dynamic DNS

As a long time user of DynDNS and a generally happy customer, I’ve paid for their dynamic DNS services to provide my regularly changing home IP address to keep my website up and running...

Hive Active Heating PowerShell Control with PoSHive 0

Hive Active Heating PowerShell Control with PoSHive

Last week I announced PoSHue, my PowerShell 5 class for controlling and scripting Philips Hue lights – this week sees another announcement along the same lines. I recently bought a Hive Active Heating system...

Philips Hue PowerShell 1

Philips Hue PowerShell

I’ve been quietly working on a little project (or two) of my own on GitHub since I got some Philips Hue lights a while back. Philips makes accessing the bulbs programmatically very easy with...

Investigatory Powers Bill #IPBill 2

Investigatory Powers Bill #IPBill

I celebrate by 500th post on my blog with a letter to my MP to decry the actions of Government and its intention to force the #IPBill through Parliament. I would urge anyone that...

PowerShell for DDNS (DynDNS.org) 6

PowerShell for DDNS (DynDNS.org)

I’ll just leave this here. I realise many would prefer alternatives to using scheduled tasks such as Windows services or built-in methods from more advanced routers (as I do) but I had a need...

Turn off Windows 10 OneDrive link in Explorer Sidebar 2

Turn off Windows 10 OneDrive link in Explorer Sidebar

Quick couple of lines of PowerShell to turn off the OneDrive integration in Windows Explorer for those of us that use other providers and would like to recover the space taken by the OneDrive...