I allow my sons to use my Windows 10 laptop, but they are having a hard time controlling their usage. Here is a quick way to completely disable an account so that it does not show up on the login screen – with the added benefit of being able to bring it back when you wish.
net user thing1 /active:no
To enable the account, set active to yes.
Looking through the Vaccine Ingredient Calculator (VaxCalc) user registration logs this morning, I noticed something strange. Yesterday, we had a good number of signups, yet all the non-confirmed email addresses are from Yahoo email user accounts. Why?
Continue reading “Email to Yahoo is not being delivered”
I found a very good article on how to do add SSL via Lets Encrypt to WordPress running in Amazon Lightsail. You can also use this if you’re using EC2. (Should the article ever disappear, it is archived here.)
Once this is working, you can use these instructions to force HTTPS redirection. (Instructions archived here.)
If you sit for a minute or two and just listen to your thoughts… what’s on your mind?
For me, I woke up thinking about Swish-ELK and wanting to see some progress on it. It’s been bugging me all morning. (A diagram of what Swish-ELK is can be seen at the very bottom of this email.)
Continue reading “GTD: what’s nagging at you, right now?”
In this example, we will use VirtualBox 5.1.x VMs to image a customized Windows 10 machine using DISM, and then apply the image to a new VM and bare-metal.
Continue reading “Deploy Windows 10 using VirtualBox, WinPE, WIM files”
Autovist’s worker process started producing hundreds of Heroku R14 “memory quota exceeded” errors:
But we haven’t added any new jobs recently. What’s going on?
Continue reading “Dramatic improvement by replacing ActiveRecord loop with single SQL query”
The VIC pre-calculates ingredient amounts in order to dramatically speed-up performance. This article describes how its done and why AJAX would be the absolute worst way of doing dynamic calculations on a complex set of variables.
Once the Ingredient Report is loaded…
Continue reading “Pre-calculating vaccine ingredients: from PostgreSQL to HTML data-*”
Normally, Autovist broadcasts every hour at a random time within the hour. I created a new Twitter account for Autovist itself, but don’t want hourly tweets yet until we build up at least 100 messages. Autovist already has a built in check to make sure the same tweet is not broadcasted within the same 12-hour period. But I wanted to add some randomized behavior on top of that:
Continue reading “Experimental features: randomized slowdowns + retweet chains”
One of my very favorite things about Autovist is building randomness into it and never knowing what it will do next. This makes it endlessly fascinating for me. When I was a 9 years old and building up a record collection, I began having a big problem…
Continue reading “The Geeky Roots of Autovist”