Friday, March 8, 2024

Creating HAR files for troubleshooting

Here are some great instructions for creating a HAR file for troubleshooting.


For Edge:
  1. Open Edge.
  2. Close all InPrivate windows.
  3. Press Ctrl + Shift + N to open a new InPrivate window.
  4. Click the Settings and more menu (...) to the right of the toolbar and select More toolsDeveloper tools.
  5. Click Network.
  6. Ensure that Edge is recording. A red button indicates that a recording is already in progress. Otherwise, click Record network log.
  7. Visit the page and complete the steps that trigger the issue.
  8. When you're finished, click Stop recording network log.
  9. Click Export HAR (the down arrow icon) or press Ctrl + S to export the file as HAR.
  10. Save the HAR file.
From Wikipedia:

The HTTP Archive format, or HAR, is a JSON-formatted archive file format for logging of a web browser's interaction with a site. The common extension for these files is .har.

The specification for the HTTP Archive (HAR) format defines an archival format for HTTP transactions that can be used by a web browser to export detailed performance data about web pages it loads. The specification for this format is produced by the Web Performance Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This document was never published by the Web Performance Working Group and has been abandoned.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday, October 3, 2022

Proton Drive Out of Beta

 The long awaited Proton Drive is finally out of beta. Time to dump your One Drive!

https://drive.proton.me/

Thursday, September 29, 2022

PowerShell Working Script

 Here's my latest PowerShell script to appear to be working...

$Adverbs = @();$Actions = @();$Apps = @();$Objects = @()
$Adverbs = @('quickly','painstakingly','randomly','slowly','literally','boldly','bravely','brightly',
    'cheerfully','deftly','devotedly','eagerly','elegantly','faithfully','gleefully','gracefully',
    'happily','honestly','innocently','kindly','merrily','obediently','perfectly','politely','powerfully',
    'safely','victoriously','warmly','vivaciously','achingly','angrily','annoyingly','anxiously','badly',
    'boastfully','dejectedly','enviously','foolishly','hopelessly','irritably','jealously','joylessly',
    'lazily','miserably','morosely','obnoxiously','painfully','poorly','rudely','sadly','selfishly','terribly',
    'unhappily','wearily','finally','frequently','generally','nightly','normally','occasionally','regularly',
    'still','briskly','casually','expeditiously','fleetingly','gradually','haltingly','hastily','hurriedly',
    'immediately','instantly','languidly','lazily','leisurely','promptly','quickly','rapidly','slowly','speedily',
    'swiftly','tediously','audibly','deafeningly','ear-splittingly','emphatically','faintly','inaudibly','loudly',
    'noiselessly','noisily','quietly','resonantly','resoundingly','shrilly','silently','softly','soundlessly',
    'thunderously','uproariously','vociferously','weakly','accidentally','awkwardly','blindly','coyly','crazily',
    'cruelly','defiantly','deliberately','doubtfully','dramatically','dutifully','enormously','excitedly','hungrily',
    'madly','mortally','mysteriously','nervously','seriously','shakily','restlessly','solemnly','sternly',
    'unexpectedly','wildly')
$Actions = @('compacting','extracting','hacking','defragging','extending','requesting','updating','upgrading',
    'packaging','researching','preparing','disabling','searching','calculating','managing','formatting','deploying',
    'deleting','restoring','correlating','patching')
$Apps = @('Net Neutrality','Big Data','Data Mining','Actionable Analytics','Artificial Intelligence (AI)',
    'Machine Learning','Personalization','Voice Recognition','Chatbots','Augmented Reality (AR)','Virtual Reality (VR)',
    'Robotics','Smart Industry 4.0','Internet Of Things (IoT)','Quantum Computing','Blockchain','Technological Unemployment',
    'Multi-Factor Authentication','Everything-as-a-Service','PowerBI','Artificial Inteligence')
$Objects = @('database','directories','servers','websites','folders','email','users','phone numbers','hard drives',
    'floppy disks','IP Addresses','software','firmware','memory','firewall rules','routing tables','fiber optics','NIC cards',
    'CAT5 cables','spreadsheets')
function Randomize-List
{
   Param(
     [array]$InputList
   )
   return $InputList | Get-Random -Count 1
}
function Build-Loop1 {
    $1 = Randomize-List -InputList $Actions
    $2 = Randomize-List -InputList $Apps
    $1 = $1.substring(0,1).toupper()+$1.substring(1).tolower()
    Write-Output "$1 $2..."
}
function Build-Loop2 {
    $1 = Randomize-List -InputList $Adverbs
    $2 = Randomize-List -InputList $Actions
    $3 = Randomize-List -InputList $Apps
    $4 = Randomize-List -InputList $Objects
    $1 = $1.substring(0,1).toupper()+$1.substring(1).tolower()
    Write-Output "$1 $2 $4..."
}
Clear-Host
while (1) {  
$R = (Get-Random 100)
$R2 = (Get-Random 100)
$Activity = (Build-Loop1)
    for($B = 1
        $B -le $R
        $B++) {
            $Activity2 = (Build-Loop2)
            $Stat = (($B/$R) * 100).ToString("#")
            $InnerLoop = @{
                ID = 1
                Activity = $Activity
                Status = "$Stat% Complete"
                PercentComplete = $B/$R * 100
                }
            Write-Progress @InnerLoop
            for($A = 1
            $A -le $R2
            $A++ ) {
            $Stat2 = (($A/$R2) * 100).ToString("#")
            $OuterLoop = @{
            ID = 2
            Activity = $Activity2
            Status = "$Stat2% Complete:"
            PercentComplete = $A/$R2 * 100
            }
            Write-Progress @OuterLoop
            Start-Sleep -Milliseconds (Get-Random 100)
            }
    }
}

Friday, July 1, 2022

Pi Pico now with wireless


New wireless Raspberry Pi Pico. Not that we will ever get one since resellers will buy them all up, stick them on Amazon, and double the prices...

https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-pico-w-your-6-iot-platform/

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Edge Surfing

 It looks as if SkiFree has been reborn as Edge Surfing...

Simply open a new Edge windows to: edge://surf/ and enjoy.



Monday, May 23, 2022

I call it the "New Yacht Fee"

 https://www.techdirt.com/2022/05/23/att-gets-a-tiny-wrist-slap-for-another-bullshit-wireless-fee/

Thursday, December 23, 2021

PowerShell Refresh script

 For all of you out there who need to look like you're working...

$wsh = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
while (1) {
  $wsh.SendKeys('+{F15}')
  Start-Sleep -seconds 59
}