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David Stein
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What is Google Plus missing? It feels right. It has very good features and a pretty layout. It's easier to manage connections with friends and strangers alike. So why is it lagging in popularity so much?

Is there a way to pivot a hash table? I have a chunk of #powershell code to pull all the SPNs from an Active Directory domain, but the default structure places each hostname on a new row. I want the hostnames as column 1, and list the SPN's below. Here's my code...

$search = New-Object DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher([ADSI]“”)
$search.filter = “(servicePrincipalName=*)”
$results = $search.Findall()

$dataset = @()

foreach($result in $results)
$userEntry = $result.GetDirectoryEntry()
$row = New-Object PSObject
$row | Add-Member -Name "Name" -MemberType NoteProperty -Value $($
$row | Add-Member -Name "DN" -MemberType NoteProperty -Value $($userEntry.distinguishedName)

$i = 1
foreach($SPN in $userEntry.servicePrincipalName)
$row | Add-Member -Name "SPN$i" -MemberType NoteProperty -Value $SPN
$dataset += $row
$dataset | Group-Object "Name"| Out-GridView

Question: For someone using a laptop with Windows 10 and Hyper-V (and enough resources to run several VM's at once) what would you recommend for a student trying to learn and practice with Windows Server 2012 R2 file server clustering? The student wants to build a 2-node failover cluster, and would like to use a shared virtual disk (SMB3 or iSCSI, etc.). If there's a good and concise tutorial somewhere, please post a link? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Merry Christmas to you heathens! May your evening and following day be happy and fun. 

Geeks: I am in need of advice. I have two (2) 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA3 HDDs sitting here doing nothing. I do not have a box to fit them in. I'd like to put them to use (SAN, NAS, server device, etc.) for the least amount of cost. Ideas?

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5 Things I Learned From My Amtrak Writer's Residency #AmtrakResidency #writing #travel

Last month I took a long train ride from Atlanta to Seattle over six days for my Amtrak Writer’s Residency. Each of the 24 writers chosen in 2014 from nearly 16,000 applicants, took solo trips of their choosing across the USA. We were granted a private…

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If you're not familiar with the song, it was written as two separate scores (yes, there's sheet music they had to learn).  The third part was added/improv'd by Dweezil.  F-ing awesome work.  Musicians will probably appreciate this more than non, but whatever.  Enjoy!

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OMFG fantastic!  She nails Dylan and Cartman (and she kicks as on sax and keys too)
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