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luke.geek.nz


An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. Bitcoin mining – is it worth it?

    Note: This is just a brief article on my personal opinions on getting into bitcoin mining. Bitcoin Mining is one of those things – I feel you really had to get in early to do. In order to make bitcoin mining worthwhile is to get a ASIC setup and join a Bitcoin mining pool. For a single user using CPU or GPU power to mine – not worth it. The cost of your power usage...…


  2. Using exchange to automatically accept meeting requests

    Having multiple mailboxes and calendars can be hard to manage – especially when meeting requests don’t automatically accept themselves. Using a quick powershell cmdlet from the Exchange Management Shell you can quickly set a calender to AutoAccept meeting requests Set-MailboxCalendarSettings “mailbox name” -AutomateProcessing AutoAccept Note: Remember to run the Management Shell as Administrator. …


  3. Common Protocols and their ports

    Networking is a marvel of interconnected devices and languages – part of that inter connectivity is allowing devices to talk to one another without getting any crosstalk or confusion this is done by separating network traffic into ports – allowing traffic to be managed easier and allows for overall greater security. HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) HTTP uses port 80 – this is usually used for web traffic – for webpages. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol SSL)...…


  4. ASUS thunderbolt driver working in Windows 8

    Unfortunately ASUS hasn’t released driver updates for the Rampage 3 Black edition for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and although the on-board Realtek chipset drivers are available through Windows Update – one of the selling points of this motherboard combo was the Thunderboard audio interface! Note: Tested in Windows 8.1 64 bit. First you need to download the Windows 7 thunderbolt drivers – “here“ Download and extract the drivers to a folder Press the Windows Key + Pause/Break at...…


  5. How to reset the Surface RT

    Without any bootable media – such as the Windows 8 CD. You have to reset the Surface RT at the operating system level. Attach your keyboard cover Power on your Surface Press and hold the Left Shift key at the logon screen Press the Power icon Press Restart Your surface should boot to a light blue screen with some options on it. Click on Troubleshoot Click on Reset your PC Follow the prompts. …