Commiting Changes to Docker images and containers
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a walkthrough of how to commit changes to docker images and containers. You need to do this if you make configuration changes to any docker images. By committing changes to the docker images you can backup and clone them.


Moving Unifi Access Point to another Unifi Controller
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough goes over moving Unifi access point to another Unifi controller. To remove APs from a Unifi Controller you need to reset the APs and then either discover them or manually SSH set-inform the devices.


How to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell 
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough shows you how to remotely access Window Server 2016 Core in PowerShell. Windows Server 2016 Core is a great minimal install of windows server but doesn’t come with any desktop experience. This means we will be doing everything via command prompt or PowerShell for the initial setup. The great thing is you use Powershell and RSAT from a Windows 10 machine and working on the server is a snap. You get the ease of administration and the reliability and compact design of Core.


Changing file permissions using PowerShell
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Use the following script for changing file permissions using PowerShell. I use this script when command line takeown and icacls fail. Obviously, run from an elevated PowerShell prompt or by typing ‘powershell’ from elevated cmd.


Taking Databases Offline and/or Dropping through SQL Query
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The following SQL query is for taking databases offline, drop the offline databases, or bring them all back online. This affects every database in your SQL instance, so be very careful when using these. The following three queries will save you a considerable amount of time if repurposing an instance.


Get rid of Amazon Fire Launcher without root access
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This How-To shows you how to get rid of Amazon Fire Launcher without root access. Amazon Fire 5.3.3 OS can’t be downgraded or rooted, and since the Fire tablet line auto-updates, this leads many folks with the horrible experience of using the Fire OS with their gimped store/subscriptions.


Report Nvidia-smi Temperature to Nagios
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Here is a custom script that reports the nvidia-smi temperature of the Nvidia cards in your system using NRPE. Conversely,  NRPE performs much better than NCPA and my protocol of choice.


Troubleshooting Nagios 4 Core Installation
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Use the following command to verify you have all your config and command files correct when troubleshooting Nagios core installation. This will give you a readout of any configuration errors, thus giving you the ability to fix it on the fly.


Spooler subsystem app high CPU usage on Windows 10
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Perform the following steps to solve the Spooler subsystem app high CPU usage. I recently updated a computer to Windows 10 and found that the spooler service was using a lot of resources.


Launching a startup program to run as administrator
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The following script shows you how to launch a startup program to run as administrator in Windows 10. This fixes many programs that require elevation and you don’t want to launch manually every time.


How to choose DNS Server by benchmarking them
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

By default, your DNS Server is set to your ISP’s DNS and this SLOWS down your internet, due to the fact, they are poorly managed and have horrid performance. This shows you how to choose the fastest DNS Server, but results will vary depending on the location. Running this benchmark will tell you which ones are the best to use.