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.NET 3.5 Update failure

by on Nov.18, 2018, under Desktop, Tech Stuff

This is mostly caused by an onsite WSUS server that does not have the hosted library in the repository.

Download this file

Then run this command in powershell. Make sure you change the folder to where you saved the file or put it into a folder named Installs on the C drive.

Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /source:C:\Installs /LimitAccess

Depending on the speed of your machine this may take a minute or up to five.

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New Usage

by on Nov.18, 2018, under Personal, Tech Stuff

Just a quick note to those that may or may not frequent this page as almost all my posting stuff has primarily ended up on Facebook. I’m going to start using this as a dumping ground for all the tech knowledge and fixes that I have. Maybe the stuff I’ve learned will benefit others eventually. If nothing else, it’s going to be quick self reference for problems I run into.¬†

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WordPress Move for IIS.

by on Nov.18, 2018, under IIS, Tech Stuff, Wordpress

Assuming you know all the basics of managing a data move here are the key steps:

  • Set up IIS.
  • Set up mySQL.
  • Export all data from the mySQL and inetpub folders and move/import them to the new server.
  • Download and install PHP for Windows.
  • Download and install PHP Manager for IIS.
    • Ensure PHP is configured, the screen should look like this
    • IIS PHP Settings
  • Turn on 32 Bit Application support in the application pool.
  • Set your bindings.
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Hearthstone Legendary

by on Jul.17, 2018, under Games

I started playing Hearthstone from beta, but never really tried to get high ranks. I did decently for a long time, playing the game for fun and developed a great understand of the game. But to me it was always a casual game. However, several months ago I hit up a local tournament with a few of my really good friends, mainly for fun. But I ended up going 5-0 before losing a match and ended up 4th overall out of a field of 30+. The funny part is that I lost 4 games in a row to Lyndon (came in 6th) on the way to the tournament. Part of me had thought that my competitive gaming days were long gone. Back in my World of Warcraft playing days I lead a guild of 10 people to be one of the top 10 10-man-strict guilds in the world. I guess the competitiveness never leaves. That said, I play sports at a pretty competitive level so it’s not that big a surprise that I would go this route. It was a pretty good personal accomplishment.

For the past few weeks I’ve dedicated a significant amount of time to Hearthstone. The most recent stats show that only 0.5% of all Hearthstone Players on any given month reach Legendary. And it’s a tricky climb. Especially considering kids and other activities taking away the free time you do have. Either way I wanted to just document that I was able to hit it in July of 2018. I even documented it in a Reddit post to help others that play the same deck.

My journey to legend with a T3 deck (Shudderwock) from CompetitiveHS



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Speech! Speech!

by on May.21, 2017, under Dreams

The dream started out odd enough already. A bunch of friends, notable appearances by Ed and Kyle, which fit the theme of what will be described later, staying at a house getting ready for a challenge reality show. Nothing majorly worth mentioning at this point because it’s like a resort hotel, warm locale, the sun is shining, everyone in shorts and t-shirts.

Flash forward to the next scene where we’re competing athletically through a training course. Physical tests of endurance and strength, though really it looked like a wipeout course. This when I start noticing what looks like WWE signage around and a few of the judges being WWE staff. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are there as is Daniel Bryan. I do average on the course, fall where most guys fell, certainly not enough upper body strength to dead lift another person my size. So as far as dreams go, this one was pretty spot on in terms of realism of my physical abilities.

After those test, we’re all in a sound stage and we’re told that we’re going to be given two minutes to talk. No prompt for anything, just two minutes. The three aforementioned members of the WWE are sitting there taking notes. A few of the other performers are given their mics, a timer starts and then a buzzer goes off when their time is up. I don’t remember any of the other competitors or what they say. Flash forward and my turn comes up.

I take the mic and start walking across the stage as I begin talking.

“This business is about creating memories. I want to create moments for people. Sure I’m 34 and possibly past my prime for in ring action, but I can take a bump and I sure as hell can spit it out on a mic. I will train harder than anyone and I will do what helps drive the story. It’s all about telling the story. Everyone remembers the ending of Flair vs HBK and where they were when the Taker’s streak ended. I can be the next big mouth piece and craft stories that lead to those moments. There is a video out there of Heyman talking about the conspiracy of how no one really knows if the streak was supposed to end, if it was scripted that way, or if Brock just decided to say fuck it and ended the streak on his own. The storytelling that he pulls off with his words is magical.”

I cross the stage and start walking towards Triple H, Steph, and Daniel. I took note of how much time I had left and remember distinctly seeing 45 seconds on the clock.

“I’m able to do that with my words, I’ll craft stories and tales with more twists and subplots than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. I’ll create visions with words and actions believable so that kids can grow up knowing they can make it. If an every-man like I can enter the squared circle, they will believe it too. Every kid who has ever grown up watching wrestling has hoped of meeting their heroes and shaking their hands.”

At this point I’m standing in front of Triple H and I stick my hand out to him. He smiles and goes to grab it and I pull my hand, look him dead in the eyes and say,

“For others, they become equals and challenge them on their own stage.”

I drop the mic and the timer goes off. The other competitors go nuts, Daniel smacks Triple H on the arm and Stephanie has a hand covering her mouth and wide eyed. I don’t remember much else after this aside from hearing Stephanie say, “That took a lot of heart, reminds me of someone here.” Probably referring to Daniel.

I woke up shortly after, but what I wanted to make sure I captured was the speech. It felt so raw and so true. I didn’t stutter, my pauses were perfect, it was the first time I’ve had to do any sort of “public” speaking in almost 5 years. I almost dare say I miss it a little bit. To hold the attention of people, to be in center spotlight, it’s empowering to me.

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