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Slogans of the Moment – Hard Work Matters!

Slogans of the moment: 2018-04-09 MO – Your agenda and my agenda still killing trees.  Stop Eating Meat instead! 2016-12-27 TU – Hard Work Matters! 2016-12-27 TU – Worry about what people think, not what they feel! 2016-12-27 TU – When you habitually use words fascist, racist in your daily […]


How to Work with MySQL – Basic Tasks

This material is tested with MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 on various Windows versions. This article covers these topics: -010- MySQL Data Location -020- Shortcut to MySQL Command Shell -030- Create a New Database -035- Delete an Existing Database -040- Display a List of All DB Users -050- Display a List […]


You can sign PowerShell certificates with New-SelfSignedCertificate and without MakeCert

  For those who can’t wait, here is the solution right away. Next two lines actually work – without using MakeCert.exe: New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName STA07 -Type CodeSigning Set-AuthenticodeSignature C:\T\add-signature.ps1 @(gci Cert:\LocalMachine\My -DnsName STA07 -codesigning)[0] First command creates a certificate in both Current User and Local Computer  Intermediate Certification Authorities.  Second command […]


Evolutionary Benefits of Corruption

Both relentless competition between countries and insider power struggle destroy weak governments and preserve strong and powerful ones.  In most all modern states, we see corruption is present in larger or smaller degree.  This could be an argument that after several thousand years of wars and survival, selection preserved systems […]