2017

C# Studies  PowerShell Studies  Algorithms  C# Exam Objectives/Info  C# Crash Course  SCCM

Sunday, 04/23/2017
10:33 PM After two long days, I have SCCM—WDS, PXE, WSUS, Imaging, Packaging, Scripting, and Reporting set up. Whew!

Saturday, 04/22/2017
12:00 PM Read 78/700 Windows Internals, Part 1 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference)

01:26 PM Read (250/551) Einstein

05:11 PM Read (51/1140) Algorithms

08:29 PM Developer Productivity: What’s New in C# 6
done – C# Productivity, Conciseness
done – Data Transfer Object Enhancements 
done – String Handling
done – Exceptions 
and Error Handling
Adopting C# 6

Friday, 04/21/2017
10:30 PM Upgraded my home SCCM server to 1702 without any problems.

Thursday, 04/20/2017
10:30 AM On site again…more SCCM.

Tuesday, 04/18/2017
10:30 AM On site today working on automation scripts for Win Updates and SCCM.

Monday, 04/17/2017
11:45 PM Nice, long day of work. I’ve been working on several projects at work. SCCM, an elevation tool, and a ton of new packages (including a new way to reset passwords and a post setup tool).

Sunday, 04/16/2017
09:05 AM Read 124/795 in murach’s C# (been hitting this hard to learn some things for work)

02:00 PM Developer Productivity: What’s New in C# 6
done – C# Productivity, Conciseness
done – Data Transfer Object Enhancements 
done – String Handling
Exceptions 
and Error Handling
Adopting C# 6

11:00 PM Read (192/551) Einstein

Saturday, 04/15/2017
Read 50/795 in murach’s C#

Read 32/700 Windows Internals, Part 1 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference)

Friday, 04/14/2017
12:00 PM On site today working on SCCM and C# studies.

01:30 PM Installed the new Visual Studio 2017.

I started a new Microsoft MVA course…doing this to roll right into 7.0 training.

08:00 PM Developer Productivity: What’s New in C# 6
done – C# Productivity, Conciseness
​Data Transfer Object Enhancements
String Handling Exceptions
and Error Handling Adopting C# 6

12:30 PM Wednesday, 04/12/2017
On site today working on an elevation tool.

Monday, 04/10/2017
07:00 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Dubstep Mix 2017 [Brutal Dubstep Drops]

07:55 AM Walking Music: Spacemind – Robotic Job

08:40 AM Brain Sync Energy Focus Concentration- Isochronic Binaural Beats

03:00 PM I have received a new C# Sharp book. I’m quite impressed with Murach’s C#. I can’t wait to dig into it.

06:30 PM Started into Murach’s…

07:21 PM Evening working music: “The 80’s Dream” | Best of NewRetroWave

Sunday, 04/09/2017
11:00 PM Read (180/551) Einstein

Saturday, 04/08/2017
Was invited to attend a Seder…let’s just say it was interesting.

Wednesday, 04/05/2017
06:30 AM Brain Sync IQ and Creativity Increase – Rain fall Binaural Relaxation two in one

Sequencer – XVIII Cyberpunk Electropolis (Synthwave mix) [Outrun / RetroWave]

10:30 PM On site today — working on an elevated rights tool.

Tuesday, 04/04/2017
11:30 PM Read (130/551) Einstein

Monday, 04/03/2017
09:09 AM ‘Best of Timecop1983’ | Best of Synthwave And Retro Electro Music Mix

Sunday, 04/02/2017
Read (279/279) 1984(53/53) Cliff Notes

Friday, 03/31/2017

Thursday, 03/30/2017
Read (209/279) 1984(21/53) Cliff Notes

Wednesday, 03/29/2017
08:30 AM Brain Sync Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking

09:29 AM Study Booster, 3 Hours of Alpha

Tuesday, 03/28/2017
10:00 PM Worked on a new PowerShell script to look at certificates on a computer: Link

Read (197/279) 1984(21/53) Cliff Notes

Monday, 03/27/2017
Today’s mood

Sunday, 03/26/2017
Read (115/551) Einstein

Read (186/279) 1984(21/53) Cliff Notes

From 1984

Drive (Soundtrack) “Absolute Best” Mix

FM-84 – Atlas [Full Album]

Saturday, 03/25/2017
11:30 AM At the gym. Today’s Dubstep: Top of Dubstep – Epic Sick Drops

Read (140/279) 1984(17/53) Cliff Notes

SYNTHWAVE – Dark Gaming Mix (80 minutes – 2016)

Wednesday, 03/22/2017
Morning walk

The 8 Bit Highway – A Retro Chill Mix

Tuesday, 03/21/2017
I now have my very own SCCM Server…I’m so proud. I spent a lot of time building and learning how to use it.

Here it is

New docs

SCCM_Overview (by Zobayer (MCT) but updated by me for Google Slides)
  (pptx contains notes)

SCCM 2016 Setup (a lab I created)

Read (130/279) 1984(17/53) Cliff Notes

Tuesday, 03/14/2017

Tuesday and Wednesday, in Fort Lauderdale for Lean IT training.

  • Understand the origin and development of the Lean and Six Sigma philosophies, and key elements
  • Understand and be able to identify the concept of waste
  • Learn about and how to apply Lean analytical tools
    • What is and how to apply A3 Thinking
    • What is and how to apply the cycle of continuous improvement: Plan-Do-Check-Act
    • Go Look and See (fact not emotion)
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • What is the concept of “Kaizen” (System, Process, Activity)
    • Standardize Work Practices
    • What is and how to apply 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)
    • Visual Workplace (eliminate visual and mental noise)
  • Be able to define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your organization
  • Be able to initiate, document, and implement process improvements
  • Reduce costs by eliminating waste and inefficiencies in your IT infrastructure and processes
  • Increase productivity through improved resource management
  • Increase user and customer satisfaction by focusing on delivering value

Sunday, 03/12/2017
Reading for today

Read (95/551) Einstein

Read (110/279) 1984(17/53) Cliff Notes

Saturday, 03/11/2017
Read (72/551) Einstein

Read (90/279) 1984(10/53) Cliff Notes

Friday, 03/10/2017
09:30 AM On site today. Working on a new app for imaging computers for home users.

In the computer lab

Now, that’s one long hallway

Family posted this baby pic of me

When I got home, it was a late night working on a SCCM server

Troubleshooting

Started What’s New in PowerShell v5

Thursday, 03/09/2017
Completed Windows 10: Developing Responsive and Adaptive UIs

Read (70/279) 1984(10/53) Cliff Notes

Wednesday, 03/08/2017
10:00 AM On site today. More Microsoft training, and working on some cryptography for passwords.

I did get the pw encryption working: http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=13434
And…the pw hashing: http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=13426

Tuesday, 03/07/2017
10:00 AM On site today

11:00 AM Microsoft Training today:

8:00 AM PST Keynote
10:00 AM PST Visual Studio Q&A with Julia Liuson and John Montgomery
10:30 AM PST Mobile Development Q&A with Miguel de Icaza and Keith Ballinger
11:00 AM PST DevOps Q&A with Lori Lamkin and Donovan Brown
11:30 AM PST Exploring C# Productivity in Visual Studio 2017 with Kasey Uhlenhuth and Mads Torgersen
12:00 PM PST New Debugging Tips for Visual Studio 2017 with Kaycee Anderson
12:30 PM PST Native Android, iOS, and Windows Development in C# with Xamarin with James Montemagno
1:00 PM PST Modern Web Development in Visual Studio 2017 with Bowden Kelly and Mads Kristensen
1:30 PM PST Azure Development in Visual Studio 2017 with Mikkel Mork Hegnhoj
2:00 PM PST Zero to DevOps with Donovan Brown
2:30 PM PST DevOps for Databases
3:00 PM PST Take Your App Planet-Scale with Xamarin and DocumentDB with Kirill Gavrylyuk and James Montemagno
3:30 PM PST Top 7 Things to be Excited About as a C++ Developer in Visual Studio 2017 with Daniel Moth and Steve Carroll

I got the Encoding and Decoding to work today, though I’ll probably still work on something a little more secure: http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=13391

10:45 PM Leaving work – was a long day. Look at that empty parking lot.

Monday, 03/06/2017
Started new MVA course: Developer Productivity: What’s New in C# 6

Read (52/551) Einstein

Read (50/279) 1984(10/53) Cliff Notes

Sunday, 03/05/2017
Reading Music: Space Ambient Music | INTERSTELLAR SPACE JOURNEY

Read (32/551) Einstein

Read (30/279) 1984(0/53) Cliff Notes

Read (38/1140) Algorithms

Thursday, 03/02/2017
Today’s Dubstep: Best Melodic Dubstep Mix February 2017

07:30 AM Morning walk

09:30 AM The Classics – A New Retro Synthwave Mix

Wednesday, 03/01/2017
Started reading two new books.

   

Tuesday, 02/28/2017
Was on site working on LANDesk issues and completing end of month projects.

09:30 PM Be the work; love the work.

11:34 PM Finished reading: (175/175) Fahrenheit 451 (70/70) in Cliff Notes

Monday, 02/27/2017
Walking music: Chillout/Psychill/Downtempo Mix

11:45 PM Read (175/175) Fahrenheit 451 (36/70) in Cliff Notes

Sunday, 02/26/2017
11:30 PM Read (110/175) Fahrenheit 451 (18/70) in Cliff Notes

Saturday, 02/25/2017

Friday, 02/24/2017

09:11 PM – At Barnes and Noble

Thursday, 02/23/2017
On site today…working on several Active Directory projects.

Wednesday, 02/22/2017
06:45 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best of Female Vocal Dubstep Mix [August 2015]

Walking music: Best of Synthwave Mix #2 [HD]

08:45 AM Brain Sync Creative Focus – Stimulate Creativity

07:33 PM Interstellar: A Trip Hop Mix

11:55 PM Read (67/175) Fahrenheit 451 (18/70) in Cliff Notes

Tuesday, 02/21/2017
Today’s Dubstep: Best of Female Vocal Dubstep Mix [February 2015]

Walking music: ‘Warm Memories’ Mix

11:45 PM Read (45/175) Fahrenheit 451 (18/70) in Cliff Notes

Monday, 02/20/2017
07:00 AM 7 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

11:15 AM 8 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

Sunday, 02/19/2017
04:30 PM 5 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

06:18 PM 6 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

http://xaml.codeplex.com/

11:30 PM Read (45/175) Fahrenheit 451

Saturday, 02/18/2017
11:00 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Dubstep Ever

Walking music: Best of Synthwave – Enjoy summer Mix (Part 1)

08:00 PM 4 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

Started reading Fahrenheit 451

Friday, 02/17/2017
07:00 AM Time to get some work done. Testing a new admin access monitoring app I created.
Music: Trevor Something – Trevor Something Does Not Exist

11:35 AM Music: Best of Synthwave Mix 2017 [Infinite Dream]

02:03 PM 3 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

02:00 PM Moved the work to on site

07:36 PM “The 80’s Dream” | Best of NewRetroWave | Jan 2017

Thursday, 02/16/2017

9:00 PM It Came from the 80’s… Vol.2 – A Retro Darkwave Horror Synth Special

Wednesday, 02/15/2017
07:45 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Best Dubstep Mix 2017 [Brutal Dubstep Drops]

08:34 AM Walking music: The 80’s Guy Mix #7 : Just A Dream

08:59 AM Brain Sync 432Hz Miracle Tone – Raise Positive Vibrations

My first computer…don’t I feel old?

Current Mood: Robert Parker – ’85 Again (feat. Miss K) – VHS Glitch Remix

Tuesday, 02/14/2017
11:00 PM 2 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

Monday, 02/13/2017
07:05 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Best Female & Male Vocal DUBSTEP Mix 2017

07:55 AM Walking music: SYNTHWAVE – Chill Mix

08:30 AM Brain Sync ‘Hemi-Synthesis’ | Hemispheric Synchronization

12:07 PM 1 of 8 Programming in C# Jump Start

Friday, 02/10/2017
Working music: ‘Best of FM Attack’

Hanging out over at Jose’s house.
 

Thursday, 02/09/2017
06:25 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Epic Dubstep Mix 2017

07:30 AM Walking music: SYNTHWAVE – RETROWAVE WINTER MIX 2016

08:30 AM Brain Sync Brainwave Entrainment Booster!

09:08 AM Upbeat Upbeat Instrumental Work Music

Tuesday, 02/07/2017
07:10 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: best female vocal dubstep mix 2016

Monday, 02/06/2017
07:20 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Amazing Dubstep Mix 2016

Working on site today.

Thursday, 02/02/2017
07:10 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Dubstep 2016 (May) vol.3

08:00 AM Morning walk
Walking music: Back To The 80’s

08:15 AM Brain Sync SEROTONIN BALANCE – Relaxing Positive Vibes Music

10:54 PM Created a new strategy for imaging, performing Post Setup. It basically automates final patches, updates, reg keys, app installs, and Bitlocker setup.

Wednesday, 02/01/2017
07:00 AM Spanish Studies this morning; IMDB.

Tuesday, 01/31/2017
07:10 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Best Brutal Dubstep Drops 2016

08:00 AM Morning walk
Walking music: SYNTHWAVE – Best of Relaxing Music Mix

Monday, 01/30/2017
06:40 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Brutal Dubstep Mix 2015 [BEST DUBSTEP DROPS]

07:30 AM Morning walk
Walking music: MixTape SynthWave 80’S (Part I) – COMPILATION

08:05 AM Brain Sync Focus & Creativity – Creative Thinking, Visualisation & Problem Solving

Wednesday, 01/25/2017
06:20 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Epic Dubstep Mix 2016

07:35 AM Morning walk
Walking music: ‘Back To The 80’s’ | Best of Synthwave And Retro Electro Music Mix

07:55 AM Brain Sync Gamma Energy Booster – Up To 40Hz Brain Entrainment

Tuesday, 01/24/2017
06:30 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: [2017] Best of Female Vocal Dubstep Mix #7

07:30 AM Morning walk
Walking music: Tomorrow is a Dream: A Synthwave Mix

08:06 AM Brain Sync 432 Hz | Deep Sleep Calming (1 Hour) Meditation

Watching this series on US history (4/12), Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the US.

10:15 PM Finished reading Chomsky

Monday, 01/23/2017
07:00 AM Morning workout
Today’s Dubstep: Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix 2016 / Melodic Dubstep Mix 2016

07:50 AM Morning walk
Walking music: SYNTHWAVE – Gaming Mix – 1 hour – 2016

08:15 AM Brain Sync Meditation for Winning

I sent off the projector last week, because after changing the bulb there were spots. I suspect it’s glass shards blown all over the inside. It was under warranty, so let them fix it. It should arrive this week sometime.

11:45 PM Read (137/152) Chomsky

Sunday, 01/22/2017
10:45 AM Lowered a shelf to be used in the pantry

11:30 PM Read (126/152) Chomsky

Saturday, 01/21/2017
Cooking up some breakfast

Watching this series on US history (1-3/12), Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the US.

Watched the movie, Jane Eyre

10:30 PM Read (114/152) Chomsky

 

11:30 PM Read (184/431) Music Theory

Friday, 01/20/2017

Thursday, 01/19/2017
06:01 AM Out and about early
Today’s Dubstep: Amazing Top 10 Dubstep Songs!

07:22 AM Morning walk
Walking music: Eighties Electric Nights by Soundlander [Synthwave mix]

08:20 AM Brain Sync Whole Being Regeneration – 3.5 Hz & 7.83 Hz Binaural Beats

12:00 PM On site today: Testing TPM automation, as part of the Bitlocker process. I recently developed a method for automating the protectors, backing up protectors, and enabling Bitlocker for Windows 10. The final piece is testing on new machines.

Wednesday, 01/18/2017
06:21 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Dubstep Mix 2015 [1 HOUR]

07:39 AM Morning walk
Walking music: 80’s NEW WAVE ELECTRO mix

08:15 AM Brain Sync 15-Minute Brain Refresher Meditation Video

01:08 PM A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (15%) – done
Inheritance (30%) – done
Interfaces – (37%) – in progress
Lecture, DemoPowerPoint Slides, Demo Slides, Solution, Assessment
Abstract Classes
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

09:30 PM Read (96/152) Chomsky

Tuesday, 01/17/2017
06:30 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix | December 2016

07:42 AM Morning walk
Walking music: Willowbank Festival Vol. II (Neo)80s & Synthwave Mix

03:41 PM Swag I just received from my friends at the Thomas Edison organization

Monday, 01/16/2017
05:30 PM Read (170/431) Music Theory

Saturday 01/14/2017
Binged watched The Magicians. Check it out…it’s great.

07:00 PM Read (78/152) Chomsky

Wednesday, 01/11/2017
06:13 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix 2014

07:42 AM Morning walk
Walking music: Miami Nights 1984 – Turbulence [Full album]

08:30 AM Brain Sync Super Learning Study Aid | ‘Accelerated Learning Alpha Waves’

10:33 AM Interesting article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691485/pdf/14561278.pdf

06:08 PM A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (15%) – done
Inheritance (30%) – done
Interfaces – (35%) – in progress
Lecture, Demo, PowerPoint Slides, Demo Slides, Solution, Assessment
Abstract Classes
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

Tuesday, 01/10/2017
06:30 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: 1 HOUR Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix 2015 (by DYJ) | Dubstep Remix 2015

Walking music: Robert Parker – Crystal City [FULL ALBUM] 2016

05:51 PM A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (15%) – done
Inheritance (30%) – done

Abstract Classes
Lecture, Demo, PowerPoint Slides, Demo Slides, Solution, Assessment
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

10:30 PM Read (64/431) Music Theory

Monday, 01/09/2017
06:20 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: 1 HOUR Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix! By Boiria

Walking music: Best of Synthwave And Retro Electro [Part 2]

On site today. Working on automating Bitlocker for Windows 10.

Sunday, 01/08/2017
Changed projector bulb…was not fun. The bulb exploded on the inside of the projector. There were glass shards everywhere.

Friday, 01/06/2017
05:53 AM At the gym
Today’s Dubstep: Best Female Vocal Dubstep Mix 2015, #14

07:32 AM Morning walk
Walking music: The BIGGEST 80’s SYNTH-POP Invasion (Best Hits)

08:20 AM Brain Sync Hemisphere Synchronization

10:30 AM Created a quick PowerShell app for a friend of mine…it deletes duplicate files. I will post code later.

01:30 PM On site today. Working on Bitlocker automation for Windows 10.

Read (50/431) Music Theory

Thursday, 01/05/2017
Started a new book

Wednesday, 01/04/2017
05:46 AM At the gym

Walking music: Supra Ultra New Retro Wave Compilation

08:20 AM Brain Sync – a form of meditation music/audio.

05:42 PM A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (15%) – done
Inheritance (22%) – in progress
Lecture, Demo, PowerPoint Slides, Demo Slides, Solution, Assessment
Abstract Classes
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

08:03 PM I noticed that on the Believe song, by Mariah and Whitney, the audio was dragging in a few places. I was able to fix it by downloading the HD song, and then fading out the bad audio and fading in the good audio…all while maintaining a single video.

I used Camtasia to do it.

Tuesday, 01/03/2017
06:00 AM At the gym

Walking music: ‘Back To The 80’s’ | Best of Synthwave And Retro Electro Music Mix

08:35 AM Brain Sync Extremely Powerful Genius Awakening Binaural Beats – Alpha

03:10 PM A Guide to Object-Oriented Practices
Introduction (4%) – done
Encapsulation (9%) – done
Lecture, Demo, PowerPoint Slides, Demo Slides, Solution, Assessment
Inheritance
Abstract Classes
Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambda Expressions
Functional Concepts
Review Exercises

Sunday, 01/01/2017
Happy New Year!