Install Nano Server 2016 – Hyper-V host

In this post series I will guide you in our journey of creating a Nano Server 2016 Hyper-V host on a bare metal machine. We will meet some friendly wizards, annoying driver pitfalls, smooth powershell configuration and to top it all of it will all end well! Looks like we have our self a true fairy tail story…

This chapter: The journey begins, we start installing our new server! Continue reading Install Nano Server 2016 – Hyper-V host

Setting up my Ubuntu laptop for work

A recently stepped over to Ubuntu as my daily driver on my work laptop.
Finding myself a little afraid to do stuff with it… because it is all new to me.
Gone is the comfort of years of experience in keeping my OS up and running.
Windows was the main OS i used for the last… 20 years or so.

Being a developer iḿ used to installing a bunch of tooling that will help me in my daily workflow.
Just installing all sorts of stuff without knowing what I’m doing is… risky.
Having to reinstall my laptop as a result of shitty choices i make is a expensive consequence that my clients wont accept.

So it’s time to create a safe playground for myself that will help me recover from stupid mistakes quickly.
The answer to this is visualization…
Having used VMWare for the last…. 15 years or so this was the first thing I thought of.
But why not look around if there is something better. if we already have to get accustomed to the changes in OS, why not take it to a whole new level.

Lets dive into Vagrant, Virtualbox and Docker!
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Install TOR on Raspberry Pi

In the previous post I wireless installed a clean version of Raspbian on a Raspbian Pi 3.
Now it’s time to do something useful with this clean install, like install TOR.
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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Install Domoticz on Raspberry Pi

In the previous post I wireless installed a clean version of Raspbian on a Raspbian Pi 3.
Now it’s time to do something usefull with this clean install, like install domoticz.
In this post I will layout the steps needed to do this
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Raspberry Pi 3 keyboardless configuration

Nice! You just bought yourself a little present, the new Raspberry Pi 3!
Now what?
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Install SQL with DSC

Ever installed SQL and asked yourself, can’t this be simpler? Yes it can! meet DSC.
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Configure IIS with DSC

Not happy with the default installation of IIS? Do you fancy a more “clean” approach? Read on!
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