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SmartThings Hub Comparison – V1, V2, V3

When I was looking to purchase a SmartThings hub it isn’t as easy as just hopping on Amazon and buying it. You quickly find that there is a V2 and V3 version readily available to buy. Which one do you buy? Samsung has continually made improvements to the SmartThings hub over the years. There have been 3 iterations of the hub. Let’s take a look at them all and compare.

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Disable Microsoft Teams E-Mail

One of the annoying things we’ve run into as an organization is that when a team is created in Microsoft Teams, it has to have an e-mail as it creates a distribution in the background tied to the team. What if you don’t want to allow people to e-mail that group?

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Life After Lowe’s Iris Smart Home

About a month back, I got an email that Lowe’s smart home platform Iris was shutting down on March 31st. We don’t have as many devices as some, but we’ve got lights, locks, cameras, security and more on the platform and were pretty invested. What was my best plan of action to accommodate all we had before?

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5 Best Extensions For VS Code – 2019

I missed out on making this post last year, so I figured it best to get one up for 2019. I still use Visual Studio Code every day, and that doesn’t look to be changing in the near future. Let’s take a look at the top 5 extensions that I’m currently using.

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The McDonald’s Double Drive-Thru Is Infuriating

As a parent with a toddler who seems to consume chicken and fries like it’s their job, we end up at McDonald’s quite a bit. One of the fantastic ideas Burger Clown came up with was this double drive-thru concept.

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Convert An Office 365 User To A Shared Mailbox And Free Up The License(s)

Converting a user to a shared mailbox is an optimal scenario in most situations. Whether a temporary employee that may come back or a previous employee you want to refer to their e-mails later, but not tie up a license unnecessarily, a shared mailbox is the perfect solution.

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Find The Source Of An Account Lockout in Active Directory

We had a user recently that was repeatedly locking out. I find this is typically from an old password on a phone, or a mapped drive with old stored credentials, though it could just be from another computer the user has forgotten about that they are logged in to.

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Configuring VS Code to Debug PHP with MAMP

Using Xdebug with Visual Studio Code is something that’s pretty easy to setup, and is a tremendous help if you’re doing any PHP programming with VS Code. In this post, I’ll go through all the steps to get it all setup and working properly.

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SharePoint Online – Open File In The Web Application

In SharePoint Online, when you open a document directly from a document library, it will open it in the browser using the corresponding online application. However, if you open it via a direct link, whether that is a page, e-mail, or a custom link, it will download to your local machine. What can you do to get the desired behavior, and open in the corresponding online application if possible?

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/Boot Partition Full

If apt-get isn’t working because your /boot folder is full, you will need to clean out /boot first. This is fairly common and can be mitigated by creating some cron jobs to keep your server up to date, which I will cover in a later post. I made these notes after running into this a couple of times on my own servers, and I hope it helps someone else.

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