Raspberry Pi OctoPrint with endoscope mod for Prusa i3 MK2 // posted 1 year ago.

I've been spending some time modding my Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer before I get into some heavy printing.

My latest modification is installing a Raspberry Pi 3 powered OctoPrint. I also got a endoscope (usb 2.0 camera) mod so that I can view and record my prints. 



Tagged as octoprint, mk2.

Decided to get my MCSA, first up is the 70-410 exam; done. // posted 1 year ago.

I recently decided that after almost 10 years of real IT work that it was time to get some certifications out of the way. It was one of those things I always talk about but never actually follow through. That is until I noticed Microsoft had a deal going on where you can purchase an exam voucher + 4 retakes for $200. This is great, because I don't have to stress that if I don't pass the exam I have to fork out cash for another shot.

Tagged as mcsa, 70-410, certification.

Refresh your TCP/IP networking skills. // posted 1 year ago.

One of the most intimidating but extremely important subjects in networking is subnetting. If you are like me, you totally ignore it and put it off as much as possible. That is until I found a straight to the point video on one of my favorite e-learning sites; udemy.com.

Tagged as ccna, certification.

Windows Server: Rebuild all Performance Counters // posted 1 year ago.

When you use the Performance Monitor tool, some counters may be missing or do not contain counter data. The performance counter libraries may become corrupted and need to be rebuilt. 

Before you do, check if any Counters are disabled. Use PoweShell to search the registry for all values with name 'Disable Performance Counters' under the Services key, like this:

Tagged as sysadmin.

Original Prusa i3 MK2 kit assembled! // posted 1 year ago.

Got my Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit from the folks over at voxelfactory.com delivered last week. It took a few days chipping away at the build to complete everything. Thanks to the very well written and graphically demonstrated instructions it was a easy build.

Tagged as hardware.