Power UP @ Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Power UP is a video games event running at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (Twitter: @msimanchester) between the 3rd and 19th August 2018. The official website for the event is https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/power-up Power UP celebrates video games by allowing visitors to play video games from over the past 40 years. I visited this week with … Continue reading Power UP @ Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Testing Network Connectivity via PowerShell (Part 2)

Continuing on with my exploring of testing connectivity I ran into a practical reason today for using Powershell. A computer on my employers network apparently loses network connectivity (according to the end user) during a 2 hour window in the evening. The event logs on the PC don’t indicate any issues and the network logs … Continue reading Testing Network Connectivity via PowerShell (Part 2)

Testing Network Connectivity via PowerShell (Part 1)

Ask any IT user how they test basic network connectivity and the majority of answers will probably mention ping. Ping sends a ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) packet to a target and then waits for a reply. If ping shows a reply then there is basic network connectivity, if it doesn't get a reply then … Continue reading Testing Network Connectivity via PowerShell (Part 1)