XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips

The new XCOM 2 expansion is fantastic, expanding most areas of the game and providing loads more ways to play it.  It’s still XCOM though and if you follow the tips for Legendary here you won’t go far wrong.  That said, the new toys you’re given provides even more cool ways to pummel aliens, so why wouldn’t you use them?

And the Chosen themselves?  They can interfere with your awesome plans and ruin your day.

So.

CONSTANT VIGILANCE.

And the tips below 🙂 Continue reading “XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips”

PowerShell: Checking the Syntax of an Exchange Mailbox Export Content Filter

A bit of a niche function this one.  When you perform a mailbox export in Exchange using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet you can specify the ContentFilter parameter.  This allows you to pass an OPATH filter to only export SOME of the content from a mailbox.

One of the examples on the page above is;

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox Tony -ContentFilter {(body -like “*company*”) -and (body -like “*profit*”) -and (Received -lt “01/01/2012”)}

So what if you need to check the syntax of a ContentFilter? Continue reading “PowerShell: Checking the Syntax of an Exchange Mailbox Export Content Filter”

Tales From IT: Cultural Differences

When I started as an IT dogs-body I was lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling.  For a young guy this was awesome;  configure Exchange servers, see the world!  But it also meant I was hopelessly naive AND due to my extreme Britishness I didn’t speak any other languages (even English was ropy).

So I occasionally suffered from Culture Shock, like when I was sent to Rome to set up Exchange on short notice…  Continue reading “Tales From IT: Cultural Differences”

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”