Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).

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Recent Posts

  • A whole lot of nothing, until there was something

    This week was filled with a lot of meetings, a few unexpected, and at least one was mandatory. I always hated those mandatory meetings, they always went the same way, 5 min of information followed by an eternity of things that hvae no bearing on what I do in my day to day. Beyond meetings, progress was made at work, my service account has been approved and I’ll be finally sorting out the last of my deployment work. In an effort to stay productive I have also resurrected a project that I have ignored for a long time. The nice thing is that when I’m stuck waiting on other folks so I can do my job, I can work on this. Looking forward, this work shoud lead me to having a full API to handle the entire process, and possibly provide the ability to define command-line tools as not everyone will want to go through a UI.

  • Github Actions and Ramifications of moving

    The majority of this week was spent yet again waiting for others, but the good news is I think I may be on the home stretch of my actual work. Honestly I was dead on accurate in the amount of time I dedicated to the work I needed to get done, I did not account for the holiday stretch between November and December, on top of that folks taking time at the end of the year. Needless to say this won’t happen again, and really to add to that, I will start to slot in other work when I’m forced to wait for others. Since November this has all been a very long ride on the struggle bus, and I will not be taking that ride again!

  • Querying PowerShell Gallery and Nuget.org

    I’ve decided that I want to changeup how I display my projects on the blog, I think I could create a landing page for all my code and then create dedicated locations for things that are published. Additionally I think it would be fun to see some of the stats displayed here, which is easy enough for an individual project, but not for a large group. This got me thinking how can I query nuget.org and powershellgallery.com for a list of packages that I’ve published.

  • First week of the New Year

    We’ve started a new year and this year my goal is to improve my communication skills, start writing more and really try and get back into my music. One of the things I struggle with, and if you know me you know, is connecting and talking with people. That’s something that’s not really in my wheel-house, unless I know really well. So I want to get better in that part of my life, it will help me a lot at work as well as in social settings. I used to write and journal a lot, not like “Dear Diary” stuff, but track progress throughout my day on what I was working on and just jotting out notes. I’ve decided to get back into that, and I picked up Moleskine 2024 Daily Planner and the Moleskine Kaweco Fountain Pen, I really enjoy pens. Finally getting back into music, you may not know, I was a Music Education major in college, and my focus was Brass, and specifically Trumpet and French Horn. I miss playing music and really miss writing music, I’m not good at it, but I miss the act of putting things together musically. I decided for writing I would download Musescore as it seems to be the best choice, and for playing, going back to Arbans, I used that book during high school and college and still have my copy, the app might make it more enjoyable. I plan to get that started once my trumpet is back from the shop getting repairs. That’s a lot right off the bat, but I felt I needed to get it out, so let’s go over this past week.

  • Azure Devops Pipelines : Lesson's Learned

    Azure DevOps Pipelines serve as a cornerstone for automating software delivery, offering a robust framework to streamline CI/CD processes. In this exploration, we’ll dissect four example pipelines, each highlighting a distinct aspect - ‘stageDependencies,’ ‘dependencies,’ variables, and parameters.

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