After a long break, the unix_quote fortune bot is back online. It is posing linux fortune command results from an Ubuntu server. The script is written in perl using the Net::Twitter::Lite library and is run using cron several times a day.
Yesterday Microsoft announced that soon they would be adding Git to their flagship software development platform visual studios and TFS, it’s server back end. What is Git? Git is the FOSS distributed version control system first developed by Linus Toriavolds for managing the Linux kernel.
What will Git bring to the table? The ability to do off line local branching, the ability to collaborate using repositories such as github, and the ability to more easily use the visual studios IDE to work on Git hosted projects.
When will we see these features, while they didn’t have specific timelines, it appears that the answer is soon.
In yet another improvement to their service, Amazon’s S3 service now allows for CORS. This allows developers to build HTML5 and AJAX empowered applications that utilize the power of the S3 cloud without having to resort to hacks such as running a proxy server on their web server.
This is yet another upgrade in a long line of cool stuff from the wizards at Amazon.
At work we are currently using Hosted Exchange by Microsoft. As all of our accounts were essentially locked out on the same day and required all of the users to log onto the webmail website to reset their passwords, with out pre warning.
After contacting MS Support they directed me to the following work guide.
The directions require you to set up powershell to use Microsoft Online Services Module. Next you need to issue the following set of commands:
Congratulations to my sister-in-law Ashley Hill who walked at the University of Norther Iowa graduation last weekend (ok, she doesn’t actually graduate until the end of summer and her internship). She majored in Leisure Youth & Human Services. Best of luck to her in her future endeavors.
I ran into an odd error when trying to send email from our newly configured Office 365 hosted exchange. When sending email to people who were already in my auto complete address book I would receive the message “Can not complete the operation” a fellow user also recieved the error “Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.”
It turns out that this is a corruption in the frequently used email address cache and can be cured by deleting the cache by going to File/Tools/Options/Mail and choosing clear autocomplete