“12 f***ing rules for success”

So this has been going around the internet lately, it’s good (f**king) *stuff*.

  1. Do the fucking work. Don’t be lazy.
  2. Stop fucking waiting. It’s time.
  3. Rely on yourself. The universe doesn’t give a fuck.
  4. Be fucking practical. Success is not a theory.
  5. Be productive early. Don’t fuck around all day.
  6. Don’t be a fucking baby. Life is hard. Get on with it.
  7. Don’t hang out with fuckwits.
  8. Don’t fucking waste energy on shit you can’t control.
  9. Stop bullshitting. It’s fucking embarrassing.
  10. Stop being a fucking people pleaser. It’s sad.
  11. Stop putting toxic shit in your body. It’s fucking stupid.
  12. Stop doing the same fucking thing and hoping shit will change.

Shout out to G McK, they replied with my first real not spam comment (Thank you for taking the time to share, and for stumbling on my tiny space on the web) and gave me the original source, this is by Craig Harper, and the original can be found here at https://www.craigharper.net/product/rules-success-poster/

And Craig Harpers site is certainly worth checking out.

Alexa for your car?

So Amazon and Garmin partnered up to make a smaller, usb powered Alexa. The smaller Alexa is cool until you get to the nitty gritty of it. It requires your phone be in the car, “In my humble opinion” that makes it pointless, since the personal assistant (Meaning Google Assistant software of Alexa devices) is insanely inclusive about your data, the new alexa device will probably pair with your home Alexa data, but it still requires your phone. Its not standalone, which is a serious gimp. I can already press a couple button on my phone and say “Google, navigate me to somewhere” and turn off the screen, it talks to me. I can use Garmin? Is my location (based on my phone’s GPS) more accurate?

This device is not the one to get. It relies on your phone, your phone already has google, Google won’t work if you don’t have reception, neither will an Alexa in your car. The maps aren’t that different (google/Garmin). There is not enough here to justify any amount of money.

Deploy TightVNC – Multiple ways

This is intended to be done remotely, so First a batch file, then psExec, then GPO, then maybe we’ll get more clever (TightVNC *is* open source…). We just need to define the steps and understand them well.
1. Batch file




rem make a working directory, I use the same one for pretty much everything.
mkdir C:\root
rem Use powershell to download the executable. We'll name it tVncIns.msi
powershell -command "& { iwr https://www.tightvnc.com/download/2.8.8/tightvnc-2.8.8-gpl-setup-64bit.msi -OutFile c:\root\tVncIns.msi}"
rem install it. We really need to add a 1st and second step in the batch file to grab a hashed password or to ask the user for input, this is iteration no. 1. I'll improve it later.


More information about install time command line switches can be found here.