Last night while my roommates and I were enjoying a evening out at Phoenix’s First Friday. An angry mob came marching down roosevelt protesting the recent killings of unarmed black men and 12 year old boys. They should have turned left at the light and all laid down on the I-10. Shut it down.

 

phoguson from marcelliotnet on Vimeo.

December 6, 2014 Life, News, Video

At my work we have over 1500 servers. I cloned one of our citrix boxes and it lost it’s TS licensing. When I opened the session host configuration I got a pop-up saying, “The sessions for this RD Session Host server cannot be retrieved. The remove server does not support running RemoteApp Manager remotely”

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This is a WMI error, the google kept telling me to run winmgmt /salvagerepository at command prompt with administrative privileges should resolve the issue. That didn’t work, the lines below do.

cd c:\Windows\system32\wbem
for /f %%s in (‘dir /b /s *.dll’) do regsvr32 /s %%s
pause
for /f %%s in (‘dir /b *.mof *.mfl’) do mofcomp %%s
pause

December 4, 2014 Tech

So I got a Premium Spotify account after I updated to lollipop on my phone and found out i couldn’t use Pandora Patcher anymore. While reading around, I came across this comment of someone saying they would rather pay for Spotify than have a hacked pandora app. I thought sure let’s try it, so far I think homeboy is right.

Here is a playlist I have been working on. It pretty much sums up my musical tastes.

 

December 3, 2014 Music, Tech

Here is a vine I saw during the Ferguson protests in San Francisco. It funny and is currently on it’s way to 10 million loops.

November 30, 2014 Life, News, Video

October 25, 2014 Tech

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I’m finally getting around to writing about Coachella. It was a weird one, but i still had fun of course. I think the problem was we just tried to plan this big group of all of us camping together. Meeting up at denny’s, stocking up on supplies at the Von’s, then meeting up again at a hotel parking lot outside of the camp grounds. When you actually make it inside and get everyone situated, then trying to get on the same page, it’s frustrating to say the least. Usually I just peaced out and did my own thing.

This being my 3rd Coachella, I think i’m starting to get the hang of it.The trick this year was don’t get drunk and do cocaine in the middle of the day when it’s 105 out. Do go back and forth between the Do Lab and Yuma Tent until the sun goes down.

Well here are some videos and vines I made when I wasn’t too fucked up. I have the pictures zipped up and stored on my ownCloud and don’t feel like posting them :p

 

September 1, 2014 Events, Life, Video

ntbackup

This blog has moved around a little bit. From being on a physical box, to a different physical box, then being P2Ved, and finally for now it’s on a 2012 R2 VM. For most of its life it has had Win 2k3 for its OS. When it came time to copy the data to its new home, I made a backup using NTbackup. I guess could have just copy and pasted the data over, but i like to make things harder for myself. Server 2008 and 2012 doesn’t have NTbackup. After some searching the Google I found the solution, it took some digging so I thought I would post it.

If you need to restore a .bkf file to a Windows 2008 or 2012 box and you still have the old 2003 box up.
You can just copy the NTbackup files from the 2k3 box to run NTbackup on your new server.

you need to copy over 3 files from C:\Windows\System32:

ntbackup.exe
ntmsapi.dll
vssapi.dll

NtBackup files

 

 

 

 

 

After you copy over the files, you can run NTbackup to restore that .bkf :)

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July 30, 2014 Tech

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One day I stumbled across Instaliker.net It’s pretty much an Instagram bot that takes over your account, which you configure it with hashtags for the bot to go out and find pictures and profiles based on those tags. The site came with a free 3 hour trial, so i thought i would be it a shot. Just in those three hours, I think i gained 100 something followers and 500 likes. Then again my bot did go out and like probably 1500 pictures and followed maybe 600 accounts.

Instaliker.net came with different packages for how long you could rent the bots for. I choose 10 days for like 25 bucks I think. There is different settings of how aggressive the bot will work. I kept it about medium, but my phone started blowing up. I could hardy use it with all the instagram notifications I kept getting. By the end with the first night with the bot, I think I had around 300 new followers and 1500 liked photos, but i followed around 2000. Needless to say after all this was over my instagram account was filled with crap. I downloaded justUnfollow and used that to help me clean up my IG account. After the time with the bot ran out I had about 2300 follows but i followed 6500 or whatever the max is that intsagram allows you to follow. Then I needed clean up my account really bad. I was following shit and did not enjoy looking at my instagram anymore. I pretty much just used JustUnfollow to unfollow everyone that wasn’t following back and i would manually unfollow peoples with crappy pictures, mostly dudes with creepy selfies.

All in all, after I cleaned my up account i’m now following 1085 and have 1947 followers. For a normal person like me, I would not recommend doing this. If you have a company or trying to self promote then go for it, its a helpful tool of trying to get out there. It just drains the shit out of your battery with all the notifications you keep getting. Famous people must just have to turn those shits off.

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June 21, 2014 Life, Tech

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Here is a tip to extend your battery life if you have a rooted android device.

Get Greenify.

Put Instagram and Facebook in hibernation.

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Now enjoy.
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June 6, 2014 Tech

bitcoin

I first got into bitcoin at the end of March 2013 after news broke about the people of Cyprus putting their money in bitcoin at the threat of bank bailouts. Just the thought of that alone peaked my interest in bitcoin. If you knew your money wasn’t going to be worth shit how nice would it to be to be able to transfer the “wealth” to a different form of currency and wait for it to all blow over or just use that alternative money. I did hear about bitcoin before that but i guess i never really thought much of it. I guess it was chilling at like $34 before the Cyprus thing. Maybe I never thought it would be applied to the real world, it would be to hard to easily use.

I hit the google searching everything i could find on bitcoin. Figured out it was pretty much to late in the game for me to get into mining. I just didn’t wanna invest into a couple grand worth of hardware and higher electric bills. So I thought I would just buy them bit by bit, ha ha. During my research into bitcoin I also learned you could play poker with bitcoins online. I was glad to hear that even though I don’t really trust gambling online. I would keep it small and i really wasn’t doing to bad. But enough with poker. Around about July of 2013 I had a little over 5 bitcoins and i think they were at about $95. I wasn’t doing much with them, just sitting on them and playing poker, hoping I would wake up one day and one bitcoin would be worth a million dollars. That summer though I lost my job and I slowly had to sell my bitcoins, then that one day kinda but not really came. Bitcoin hit $1,000. I remember being so mad that i just had 5 of these things. I could have really used that five grand at the time lol.

Well anyways, things are better now and I have half of a bitcoin at this time. I’m still into bitcoin because I believe the world needs it. Anybody in the world can get a bitcoin wallet and send money to a bitcoin address and you don’t need an ID. I can send bitcoin to China to get my reseach chemicals instead of Western Union-ing American dollars in 4 different $900 sums, haha j/k. You know it only costs $14 to send money to China, it’s like that for a reason…Bitcoin helps put the power back in the hands of the people! and i’m out….*drops mic*

April 29, 2014 Life, Tech

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