General ramblings of Mike Hudson a Systems engineer living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..
Apple have recently announced the availablility of their own Apple Tech talks, which is a completely free of charge collection of session videos from previous TV Tech Talks, focused around app and game develop.
Via the link, you can also get access to sample code and documentation.
If you’re focused on becoming an iOS developer, this might be just what you need to kick off your learning plan.
You can access the Tech Talks via the following link:
Linux Mint have openly admitted that their WordPress installation was compromised yesterday (20th February 2016) and links to their Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition ISOs where replaced with links to an ISO with a baked in back door!
Users who downloaded the ISO from their HTTP links yesterday may have inadvertently downloaded a copy with the Tsunami Trojan built in.
Those who downloaded the ISOs via torrent links will not have been affected by the compromised ISOs, due to the way torrents work. However those who used standard HTTP requests may find they’ve a rogue file in /var/lib/man.cy
Not only did they redirect the download links, they also stole the databases.. These are now for sale on the “dark net” for $86 as the screen shot on the below tweet shows
Migrating mailboxes to 365 using the GUI options or the website can be time consuming, especially if you have hundreds to do. (Of course, if you was doing batches of mailboxes you’d change this PowerShell to import from a file)
The following, connects to your on premise exchange server, and then connects to your 365 tenant and initiates the transfer of the mailbox.
Note – the on premise exchange server (in my case at least) required credentials in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format, the 365 admin credentials are passed in full UPN format.
Once the above job has been queued, your PowerShell will return to the prompt. If you’d like to get the status of this, or any other move requests currently taking place you can use the Get-MoveRequest commandlet and pipe it to Get-MoveRequestStatistics as per the below
Elite Dangerous: Arena thrusts players into first-person dogfights against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in stunning 3D space arenas. With easy to pick-up controls that quickly reveal incredible depth, Elite Dangerous: Arena is a new way to engage in fast-paced PVP action against players from around the world for just £4.99 ($7.49, €6.75, 375 RUB).
Elite Dangerous: Arena brings Elite Dangerous’ Close Quarter Combat (CQC) PVP game to players as a standalone release, featuring full cross-compatibility with the large and growing Elite Dangerous player community.
CQC is the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest between starship pilots, featuring:
Four agile, combat-honed space ships. Choose from the fast and aggressive Federal and Imperial Fighters, the damage-dealing Eagle or the heavyweight Sidewinder.
Multiple tactical options with custom loadouts unlocked by ranking up.
Four Arenas: Elevate’s towering view, Cluster Compound’s mining facility, Asteria Point’s cavernous space station and Ice Field’s frozen asteroid belt.
Eight-player Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes.
“Elite Dangerous: Arena is a different kind of multi-player shooter, offering competitive gamers the chance to jump into thrilling space combat and challenge the world.” Frontier CEO David Braben said. “We showcase CQC to players at events around the world, and it’s a hit wherever it’s played.”
All Elite Dangerous: Arena and Elite Dangerous CQC players are eligible to enter Frontier’s $100,000 Close Quarter Combat Championships tournament. Selection will take place over a series of heats in the spring and summer, and heat winners will receive an invite to the grand final to be held at a secret location and livestreamed online later this year.
Elite Dangerous: Arena is available today for just £4.99 ($7.49, €6.75, 375 RUB) at Frontierstore.net and Steam.
Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition, featuring CQC and full access to the new Horizons season of expansions is available now for £39.99 ($59.99, €53.99, 2998 RUB).
All Elite Dangerous players already own CQC as part of the core game, and can look forward to a new world of competition as pilots enter the fray via Elite Dangerous: Arena.
Players who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena and later choose to enter the epic Elite Dangerous galaxy will receive the full cost of Elite Dangerous: Arena off the price of Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.