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Eagle – Pins with the same name

Eagle – Pins with the same name

luca June 9, 2012 0

When you create a new device, sometimes you need to give the same name to two or more pins (in the following example, an Arduino Pro Mini has two reset pins, RST). If you

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VMWare View, how to count active sessions

VMWare View, how to count active sessions

luca June 1, 2012 0

Today I needed to track the number of active sessions of a given virtual desktop pool in my VMWare View infrastructure. VMWare offers some cmdlets to Powershell integration; you can find them on the server where the Connection Server is

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Eagle – How to copy items between libraries

Eagle – How to copy items between libraries

luca May 31, 2012 0

When you create a new device in Eagle, you may need to use an item (symbol or package) already available in a different library. First, open your library: Then right click on the item

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Windows 7: how to clear “pinned list”

Windows 7: how to clear “pinned list”

luca April 10, 2012 0

A useful feature added in Windows 7 is the jump list you can get with a right click on Windows Explorer icon located in the taskbar. You can also “pin” some resources in the top pinned list: Because of a

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Windows 2008 – Tasks on a cluster node

Windows 2008 – Tasks on a cluster node

luca March 22, 2012 3

Working with a Windows cluster, I needed a way to run scheduled tasks only on the cluster node that is owner of a given cluster group. In Windows 2003 it was possible to configure Task Scheduler as a cluster resource; I

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XenApp 6, how to count active sessions

XenApp 6, how to count active sessions

luca March 13, 2012 2

Today I was asked for a script to count the number of active ICA sessions on a XenApp server: the needing was to check if all the servers in our Citrix farm were online and balanced

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Windows 2008 – Error 0x8007010B on task execution

Windows 2008 – Error 0x8007010B on task execution

luca January 30, 2012 2

On Windows 2008, a scheduled task execution could fail with error code 0x8007010B: That error code means invalid “Start in” path: open task properties, click Actions tab and check if the path specified is valid and does not contains

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Websphere 6.1, password recovery

Websphere 6.1, password recovery

luca January 24, 2012 0

With Websphere, you can store passwords in config files in a crypted form. The  encryption algorithm used is XOR, with a secret key. You can use the same java classes Wepshere internally use to manually crypt/decrypt a

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Powershell, how to get parameters from a file

Powershell, how to get parameters from a file

luca January 11, 2012 0

I wrote the following snippet when a friend asked me some help: he needed to execute a command several times, getting its parameters from a CSV (comma-separated values) file. the parameters.csv file contains the following informations: IP address username

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Windows 2008 – Error 2147943712 during task creation

Windows 2008 – Error 2147943712 during task creation

luca January 9, 2012 3

In a Windows 2008 server, when you confirm the creation of a new task, you may obtain the following error: An error has occurred for task <TaskName>. Error message: The following error was reported: 2147943712.

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