Jekyll & Minimal Mistakes; Done

“Hello World” and all that. What started as a small conversation turned in to an Idea that I couldn’t shake: I wanted a blog. But I didn’t want a WordPress blog, having spent too much time scanning WordPress sites for vulnerabilities and always coming up with something I didn’t want to be in the same boat. The idea of static site generation sure sounded like what I wanted and the name “Jekyll” was coming up a lot. I actually use a project called Joplin for note taking and it uses Markdown, and when I saw that Jekyll was based on Markdown it seemed like a good opportunity to get proficient. Couple in free hosting on Github and I’m sold. So here I am typing out my first blog post using Vi, fingers crossed that when I push it to Github it will look like I expect. Soon to come are posts about some of the things I’ve created in Powershell that I found fun and/or useful.

2022

ProtectStrings. A Module Story

21 minute read

I’ve had an itch lately to do something with AES encryption in Powershell. I’ve tossed around the idea of building a password manager in Powershell, but I g...

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2021

Get-WindowsFirewallBlocks

6 minute read

Introduction I’ve had some exposure to Microsoft Defender here and there, but I was in a class with Microsoft recently where they were going over some more f...

Logging in Powershell scripts; Continued

23 minute read

In my previous post I explained a bit about some of my justifications for logging in Powershell. My interest in logging has continued since then and I spent...

Logging in Powershell scripts

7 minute read

Everyone has a different use for Powershell. Some people use it for daily administrative tasks at work. Some people are hard at work developing Powershell m...

Parsing log files with Powershell

8 minute read

Early on when I first started using Powershell I was dealing with some firewall logs from a perimeter firewall. They were exported from a SIEM in CSV format...

Get-Connections; netstat for Powershell

5 minute read

One of the tools I feel like I’ve been using for years is Netstat. It exists in both Linux and Windows (with some differences) and has similar syntax. It’s ...

Secure Credentials in Powershell

6 minute read

A coworker from a neighboring department had an interesting request one day. They wanted a scheduled task to run on a server. Through whatever mechanism the ...

Get-ADPasswordInfo

4 minute read

When I first started getting in to Powershell I was working in an IT Security position and was sifting through a lot of “noise” in the SIEM alerts. The main...

Jekyll & Minimal Mistakes; Done

less than 1 minute read

“Hello World” and all that. What started as a small conversation turned in to an Idea that I couldn’t shake: I wanted a blog. But I didn’t want a WordPress...

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