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download cover art for all your albums, with powershell

Album covers are nice eye candy when you’re using a media player like Foobar2000 which automatically picks up a cover.jpg file in an album folder. The problem is that I have a lot of mp3 albums I ripped from my CD’s from way back and those don’t have any fancy cover art files. I looked […]

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tweet from the command line

It’s so simple it’s hardly worth a blog post, but since a simple tweet isn’t so easy to find using a search engine, I’ll just put it up here anyway. Let’s say you come up with this brilliant joke or insight and you want to tweet it instantly to the world. Now you have to […]

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cool vim tips and tricks you might not know

Vim has tons of awesome shortcuts and features you pick up over time. Some of those I don’t use every day so I have to write them down so I can look them back up when I can’t remember exactly how it works. Instead of keeping them locked away in a text file, I’ll throw […]

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windows 10 upgrade on a dell xps 17 / L702x

I clean installed Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 17 L702x a while ago already and this post is merely here to indicate: yes, it works and it’s not even a big deal. This also got rid of Dell software junk preinstalled on my machine which is awesome. Dell doesn’t support the Windows 10 upgrade […]

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querying Elasticsearch with Powershell with a little help from Kibana

Kibana is a great dash-boarding tool to easily query an Elasticsearch store on the fly without having to know exactly how to write an Elasticsearch query. For example if you’re using Logstash to dump all your logfiles into an Elasticsearch DB and use Kibana to nail down that specific weird exception you’re seeing. Kibana is […]