"A common date epoch is the 1st January 1970, or at least the number of seconds from this date. So if you want you convert the current date and time, or specified date and time to this epoch then knowing these commands may be useful. Recently I needed this to use with VMWare Workstation to configure a VM to always start at the same date and time. The VMX configuration option rtc.Startime can be set but requires the number of seconds since the epoch as it’s value."
"The traditional OS is going the way of the Dodo."
"Sitting on a recent Microsoft SQL 2008 course, I was rather dismayed by a lab that asked me to create five local users and two local groups from the GUI. This is not fun and is mind numbing. However using the command line can be so much quicker and of course, as a Guy I will want to finish the lab first to prove my masculinity!"
"Like many I have read the RIP messages for Novell with Attachmate's announcement of intent to purchase Novell and SUSE Linux. But is it all doom and gloom or rather just the nature of global business in the 21st century"
"This blog entry looks at how the skills needed to be an effective project manager are just like being a parent"
"Creating looping structures with any scripting language should be important to you; this becomes an easy method to effectively carry out mundane repetitive task easily from within a loop. In this demonstration we will look at reading a file line by line to populate a variable within our looping structure."
"I think it would be unwise to suggest that on organization could exist on an Operating System from a single vendor and at QA we always like to base our training on how to use Systems in a heterogeneous computing environment ; here We look at using the Open Source Tool, Nagios, to monitor port 1422 on a Microsoft SQL Server."
"This blog entry looks at what the drivers for change are when undertaking projects and programmes"