[Video] Improving Randomness in the Get-Random PowerShell Command

Although it may seem like the Get-Random command in PowerShell provides random data, it actually returns data that is more predictable than you think. If you’re looking to generate some truly “interesting” data for your project, then you’ll want a better approach. In this video, we’ll explore the limited randomness …

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Rescan SCSI Controller on Linux to Detect New Disks

I am running Ubuntu Linux virtual machines on VMware ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor), and needed a mechanism to add SCSI disks to VMs without having to reboot. After adding the disk in VMware ESXi, the disk still wasn’t visible to the guest operating system. It seemed like I needed some mechanism …

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Build Docker Container for PowerShell on Raspberry Pi

If you want to run PowerShell applications on your Raspberry Pi, you can run them inside a Docker container. Keep in mind that you can’t use Docker images that were built for the Intel x86 platform, because the Raspberry Pi uses an ARM processor. You can build your own Docker …

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Delete Old Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Firmware

The directions to upgrade firmware on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X suggest that you can optionally delete the old firmware, before adding the new one. I elected to skip this step, in case I needed to roll back for some reason. However, after performing the firmware upgrade, and rebooting the device, …

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Use Elmer’s Spray Adhesive for 3D Printing

I’ve been using my Creality CR-10 3D printer to build some models. One of the challenges you’ll encounter, if you’re new to 3D printing, is getting your 3D print to adhere to the bed of your printer. If your print job doesn’t adhere to the bed, then it is subject …

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Paste Text into Chrome Secure Shell App

If you’re using a device powered by Chrome OS, you might be using the Secure Shell App for Google Chrome to manage remote systems. I was using this today, and needed to paste some text into the remote terminal. On a Windows keyboard, you could use shift insert to do …

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