Empire of Code is a web game currently in beta that mixes strategy, tactics, and coding. It plays like a turn-based strategy game with elements of upgrading and building up your resources. You start out with a tutorial to familiarize yourself with the interface, gameplay, and options. A little bit into the tutorial and you […]
Google Summer of Code has been around since 2005. In the program, Google partners with open source software projects and technology-based groups to fund students interested in working on real world software development for three months. Students gain good experience and advice from mentors. The organizations get specific projects or features developed while increasing the […]
Following the announcement that Apple has deprecated QuickTime rather than patch the disclosed vulnerabilities, I needed to get the plugin removed from across my organization. I wrote up a quick PowerShell script to search the Registry for the uninstall string and remove QuickTime while logging the process to my server. I then took this script […]
Removing Windows profiles can be a little tricky. You cannot just delete the files under C:\Users or else the account will have problems logging in the next time with entries still in the registry. The proper way to remove a profile manually in Windows is to go to System, click Advanced system settings, and under […]
I learn languages best by seeing examples and I also find reviewing previous scripts the best way to jog my memory into the language’s syntax. With that in mind, I created a quick PowerShell file that does not accomplish much but it covers the basics of the language. It shows output, variables, piping, conditionals, loops, […]
Microsoft released a Preview for a new PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment. It actually does not change much to the PowerShell ISE that shipped with your computer or Windows Management Framework but it does demonstrate their new ability to update the PowerShell ISE outside of a major update. This means the ISE can be more adaptive […]
Occasionally, I like to share code snippets here on 404 Tech Support. I have tried various methods and have not really been satisfied with them. Formatting the code as pre-formatted does not let it stand out enough and still leaves it at the mercy of WordPress formatting. Various WordPress plugins offer Syntax Highlighting capabilities but it […]
One way that endpoints might be compromised is having someone added to the local Administrators group who should not be there.
Apple has created a Swift Curriculum to provide instructor-facing curriculum materials aimed at high school learners.
This PowerShell script can be used as a startup script to query the Windows Security Center on Windows 7 or newer computers.