If @EndOfDay (Knowledge++) Then Day != Wasted

Who am I (the author)?

Hi, my name is Damien Solodow and I’m a Windows sysadmin. I started with Windows Server back in the NT 4.0 days, and got my first MCSE on it back in 1999. My first sysadmin job was in 2000, where I also got started with IIS 4.0, Exchange 5.5 and SQL Server 6.5; and I’ve worked with almost every version of them since. I remember reading about PowerShell when it was still called Monad, but largely ignored it till I started looking at Exchange 2010, and then dove head-first down that rabbit hole.

My modus operandi has been to find things that I (sometimes because someone has to) need to know about, find good resources on it and then read and tinker till I have something approaching a handle on it. That started with the first PC (an AST 486) that my family got when I read the manual and then “DOS for Dummies”, and continues today (currently “Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches”)

What is this place?

My little corner of the Internet, built on Jekyll and GitHub Pages. The plan is for this site to be write-ups and/or articles around computers and IT related things. There is a two-fold motivation here:

  1. Oft times the best way to understand or cement an idea or concept is to explain it to others.
  2. When I figure out something interesting, weird, or even just something that required pulling together various sources to turn into a final thing, I want to share it as a way of giving back. If something is already well documented elsewhere, I’m much more likely to reference it (perhaps with notes) rather than write up my own version.

Why am I here (this website)?

Most likely you clicked on a link from somewhere. :smile:

All joking aside, it was probably for one of two reasons:

  1. You know me (or at least of me) and came here to see what I’m rambling about.
  2. You found a post via a search engine, and are looking at this page after reading what you came for.

Hopefully you found what you were looking for, and perhaps a few extra items of interest while you were here.

What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?

Of course it’s 42