While the focus of this site is primarily dedicated to Technology related assistance I would like to draw everyone’s attention briefly to something a bit more lighthearted. I’ve been peripherally involved in the development of an Open Source collectible card game called Geek Fight from Diving Dragon Games. The game has been completed and is being debuted at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend. I will be there as well teaching people the game and promoting it.
The game itself is a rather unique and interesting concept. The cards are the size of business cards and in addition to the spectacular artwork each one contains a small advertising box that holds the sponsors information. Because of these sponsorship system the cards themselves are incredibly inexpensive, you can buy an entire set for under 10$.
The rules of the game are pretty simple as well, there is a simplified version played with just a 7 card hand that will be used to teach people the mechanics of the game and a more complex deck version that uses a 20 card deck. Almost anyone can pick up all of the rules within 15-20 minutes and it’s absolutely a blast. If you’re going to be at Dragon Con look for a group of guys in black t-shirts and wearing sombrero. We’ll be hard to miss. Anyone who shows up and mentions The Tech Empire will get a free promo card.
Many times in my career as a consultant and network/systems administrator I have had the need to change multiple AD passwords at one time, or the desire to change AD attributes across user groups. In the past I’ve had problems doing this, the AD tools for it are none too useful. But take heart my friends, I have found a solution.
Occasionally as a consultant you will run across people who still live in an age of “Paper” and “Documents” and want you to deliver to them a printed copy of something inane. One of the requests I’ve run across is a desire for a printout of the Directory Structure of a networked storage device.