Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Quick and easy query to Active Directory

For ages I have needed a means for finding out details of the person behind a windows login as the login is just an employee number.  I had means to find these details but it was always cumbersome – not to mention slow.

The following DOS command queries Active Directory for details about the given login.


Another handy DOS command queries a who is a member of the given group.


Just a simple little code snippet that make my life a little easier.. :)

Saturday, 22 May 2010

OMG! A year since my last post!


Where has the time gone?

This time last year I had a baby on the way.  Her name is Serenity.  She is a wonderful addition to the family and I love her with all my heart.

We now have a second baby on the way.  He is due on the 26th of September 2010.  Serenity was born on the 15th of September 2009.  I was a slow starter but I am certainly making up for it now.

We have a few names being kicked around at the moment.  My choice this time as Leah chose last time.  Unfortunately Leah is definitely not keen on the name, Teal’c.  I don’t know why… Just kidding :)

In fact most things sci-fi related are out of bounds.

You may think Serenity is very sci-fi related and you would  be correct.  But I didn’t chose it so the name “Serenity” was acceptable.  I am happy.  Leah is happy.  Serenity is happy too.  The thing that is really cool is that Leah came by the name “Serenity” from seeing a movie poster.  The movie the poster depicted just happened to be based on a TV series I enjoy immensely.  The TV series being Firefly of course.  It is funny how things turn out sometimes.

Anyhoo, it has been a whole year since my last blog post, sorely overdue for some kind of update, hence the purpose of this post.

I was supposed to blog about my experience with Typemock.

I am supposed to be blogging about my experience with Lightspeed from Mindscape.  Just as an aside I just recalled my old BBS days and a friend of mine, Kenji, who ran a BBS using a application called Lightspeed for the Amiga.  Ahh… those were the days… :)

I am also supposed to be blogging about my experience with Silverlight Elements also from Mindscape.

I do have a project in the works in which I could try out all the above.  My only obstacle in the way is time.

In the very near future I should be able to allocate some time to this project, subsequently blog the results here and hopefully appease the generous people from Typemock and Mindscape.

Wish me luck…