Posts Tagged ‘script’

Windows 10 Build 14316 Comes with Bash and More

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Apparently Windows 10 support for Bash is presently in the beta phase, but this is still an interesting development.

Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider build to the Fast Ring channel that upgrades systems to version 14316. The Fast Ring is the cutting edge channel when it comes to pre-release builds for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. As promised during the company’s build conference, some of the new features announced during the developer conference are already included for testing.

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Disallow Scripts Temporarily on Web Pages in Firefox

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

On one hand, Scripts can be annoying, but on the other, it’s actually kind of fun to be able to defeat them sometimes.

The majority of websites that you visit load one or multiple scripts. Scripts, usually based on JavaScript code, serve a variety of purposes that include powering site functionality, displaying advertisement or tracking users. There are scripts that are outright annoying or even malicious. A site that is loading new popups whenever you close the old one, another that auto-refreshes in short intervals, and a third that redirects you automatically to another version or site.

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Script Driven Power Reboot Regression Testing for Product Development Lab Applications

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

In the product development lab, power reboot regression testing provides engineers with a means for detecting product design flaws before releasing a product to market. Although this procedure can be very helpful in working the bugs out of a product before marketing, repetitive power reboot regression testing is also deadly boring and extremely time consuming. One way to streamline the repetitive power reboot test process and eliminate some of the innate tedium of the process, is to use a script-driven PDU to initiate each power reboot cycle.

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One Console Access Server for Both RJ45 and DB9 Devices

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

When adding an out of band management solution to a collection of existing remote network equipment sites, it’s often surprising to see how many old DB9 based devices are still being used at those sites. Obviously, most of your newer network equipment will feature RJ45 serial ports, but there will always be a smattering of reliable, old legacy devices that are still an important part of your network infrastructure, yet still include DB9 serial ports. In cases like this, sometimes the most immediate solution is to start wiring up adapters to connect those old DB9 devices to your new RJ45 format console access server … but there’s also an easier way that doesn’t involve a confusing web of adapters and cables.

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Script Driven Serial Switch Functions …

Friday, July 30th, 2010

In most cases, the purpose of a serial switch is to provide on-demand, remote access and/or out of band access to command functions on network equipment located at distant locations. However, there are also cases where a serial switch is configured to run command scripts, in order to perform upgrades, stress tests or other functions. In these cases, where scripts are used to control serial switch functions, it’s often helpful to be able to configure the serial switch to conform with scripts that may have been written for another platform.

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