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HTH0021: Your DNS Is Showing

Alternate episode name candidates:

  • Master Controlling Server Thingy
  • His Middle Name Was PowerShell
  • There's No Send Button in Notepad

Boot up

Don't be "that" Sysadmin

  • Cool your jets at work
  • Steve's patented "five minute reply rule"
  • Inbox rules delaying sent messages
  • In Outlook: "Apply this rule after I send the message: Defer delivery by 2 minutes"
  • Wait before replying to'll be amazed at how people solve their own problems
  • Grammar and spelling is important. Do not skimp on this.
  • Don't be a Dingus - DBaD
  • Be objective
  • Misc tips

Tiff breaks PowerShell

“Unplanned Outage” (Sponsor section - "Hope this Helps is helped by…")

  • Teams Smells - Smell your coworkers remotely

Off Topic

  • People claiming to invent things
  • People who ACTUALLY invent things
  • A brief tangent about FIRST Robotics


  • HP Procurve Switches - 2824 and 5406zl
  • Lifetime warranties
  • Random quirks - core switch needs reset after a while for random reasons
  • 2824 Web UI is Java only (with certain security settings disabled), password limit for 2824s is 15 characters max
  • -Go to [version number may vary]: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_131\lib\security\
  • *On a Mac it's <disk>/Library/Internet Plug-ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/lib/security/
  • -Open with a text editor
  • -Search for "jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, MD5, RSA keySize < 1024"
  • -Comment this out with "#" the beginning
  • -Save
  • show tech all will output a ton of configuration information for HPE support.
  • Connect via PuTTY with logging enabled to save it to a file.
  • HP ProCurve is now known as HP Networking.

That Is Accurate

  • PowerShell's original name was Monad. Exchange 2007 was one of the first products to really take advantage of it.

Ask the Stiffs: Question of the Week

  • Do you listen to music while working? With lyrics or without?