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Chocolatey: My top program of 2016

I recently had to do a wipe of my Windows 10 PC, which had been the same base install from a Windows 7 installation since 2013 that moved from my craptop (Lenovo T430) to a desktop and has gone through Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 pre-release, Windows 10 and finally Windows 10 Insider Preview. Suffice to say it had a few up and downs over it’s life time and it had a few problems I have been ignoring in the Event Viewer.

Anyway during my reinstallation of software, specifically Visual Studio Code, I noticed an “alternative” approach for installing “git” using something called “choco”.
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Setting up ELK stack on Ubuntu

ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana also known as the ELK stack provides a way of analyzing and visualizing log data from various sources. I have used it to analyze various logs from simple HTTP server logs to more complex WebSphere logs spanning multiple clusters and combining them into something more legible. This post details how I set up the ELK stack on an Ubuntu server.
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Trying to resolve charms bar disabling randomly in installing Windows 8.1 Update 1 with @WindowsSupport

Just trying to fix a Windows 8.1 Update 1 bug where the charms bar stops functioning at random times. After some Twitter back and forth with @WindowsSupport, I was led to contact Answer Desk for support. The after trying to get on a few times, results were pretty much disappointing.
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