Locked out of Windows Server 2012

An issue I had a while back was a development lab version of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 locking me out via RDP or any other means due to RDP licensing and a grace period expiring. It was not a server in my room but a proper rack mounted headless server. Diagnosing what was wrong took ages but it turns out tbe fix was to delete a registry key and rebooting the server. Being a good...

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 install issue

I am upgrading a project to use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and one of the updates it recommends was not installing with an error relating to the Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 update. After uninstalling and re-installing both the update and Visual Studio itself I eventually had a look on Google for the following error: Setup has detected that Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 may not be completely installed. Please repair Visual Studio 2015...

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Some minor tweaks with Jekyll

I do have a blog post roadmap but each post idea does involve a level of research and thought and seeing as it is 2:30am here in the UK and lets just say I wanted a quick post created on my mobile phone involving little thinking. I have made a few minor tweaks to to the website. Firstly each post when listed on the home page used ro render the entire post and not a...

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Upcoming blog posts road map

I have been extremely busy recently with, well, pretty much everything, including this week’s marathon training schedule on top of caring for mum and an upcoming visit to the Oxord John Radcliffe hospital with her. So, I have been working on various things code wise and have a few blog posts in either Trello as ideas or as draft posts which I will push out soon. To hold myself accountable I will list a roadmap...

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Deleting nearline storage via gsutil

In order to save some cash after seeing some recurring Google invoices for their nearline storage buckets prompted me to realise that I was paying for storage that was essentially just a test of what I at the time considered to be a match for Amazon’s S3 and Glacier storage. Now they do have a nice console web app and an iOS app to manage these but attempts at deleting my buckets of data did...

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