Brian Cox: Live

We went to see Brian Cox live at Wembley Arena recently and had a great time.  If you’re not familiar, he’s a physicist who appears on various TV and Radio shows about science.  He’s proven very popular because he makes the science interesting and fun without dumbing it down or over-simplifying it.

The Infinite Monkey Cage is a brilliant podcast to listen to if a humourous science panel show sounds like your thing. Continue reading “Brian Cox: Live”

XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)

I love XCOM 2 and have got pretty good at it over the years.  All that experience didn’t make winning at Long War 2 (a semi-official full-conversion mod for the game) any easier though.  Lots of failure and knuckle-biting near misses meant it’s taken me a while to win a campaign.  There were loads of things I’d wish I’d known before I started that would either have made it easier or made some of the choices I was making clearer.  So here’s a dump of all my hard-won experience;  it might help you survive a few months longer…. Continue reading “XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)”

PowerShell: Finding Invalid Mailboxes in Exchange

Mailboxes can me marked as invalid in Exchange;  this usually doesn’t affect the day-to-day function of the mailbox (usually) but it will prevent any changes happening to the object (using the standard Exchange tools).  However, whatever is causing those mailboxes to be marked as invalid might cause problems for other systems that use that directory (such as Office 365 or a meta-directory connected system).

To find all the mailboxes which are marked as invalid you can use the following command from an Exchange PowerShell Window;

Get-Mailbox | Where-Object {!$_.IsValid}

You can use the filter on Get-Mailbox to get a subset of data like;

Get-Mailbox -Filter {Office-Like "HQ"} | Where-Object {!$_.IsValid}

Once you’ve got a list invalid mailboxes you can remediate them

 

 

Star-Trek : Bridge Crew, First Impressions

Do you want to experience being on the of the Enterprise? Do you have some form of VR device?

Then you’re in luck because you too can do James T Kirk impersonations in front of three strangers while saying things like “Full Power to Engines, Aye!” without a trace of irony.

This is the kind of thing that’s the killer app for VR.Bridge Crew 1
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Obutto Revolution Desk / Cockpit Review + Construction Tips

I’ve recently moved house and have a bit less space for my work / play desk (a huge, deep table-top).  Additionally, I’ve been doing a lot more typing on it (loads of PowerShell in my current job!) and I’ve been finding it more uncomfortable sitting at it typing for long periods.

Last, I’ve recently gotten a large, wide-screen monitor and it’s footprint was eating up a large amount of the desk-space I had.

So, after a bit of reading and hunting around, I got myself an Obutto Revolution. Continue reading “Obutto Revolution Desk / Cockpit Review + Construction Tips”