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Redeemed by Jesus Christ. Fascinated with tech.

Author: Landon Fowler

  • Administering Azure from PowerShell Core

    Introduction Not long ago Microsoft proclaimed to us that they love Linux. And while many remain skeptical of that assertion (and not without reason), the tech giant is continually pouring more time and resources into the open source world. One of the really exciting products of this (to me at least) is PowerShell Core. Not […]

  • My Journey to Better Privacy (Part 1: Search)

    Introduction The subject of privacy, for me, is one I’ve been more or less dodging for a long time. It’s something I feel strongly about. I make half-hearted attempts at improving it now and then. But overall I’ve mostly let it go by the wayside. It’s really easy to retweet statements by privacy-focused groups or […]

  • My First Mobile App

    Over the last several months I’ve been on a journey to a) learn Swift and b) create my very first mobile application. And I’m proud to announce that it is complete! Named “The Simple Workout”, it is exactly that. Just a simple, randomized workout using bodyweight exercises. It’s based loosely on the card deck workout, […]

  • App Privacy Policy

    Privacy Notice This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for apps developed by me. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing Data is not collected, used, or shared. Your Access and My Security Measures No data is collected, therefore no access or security is needed.

  • Life in the Key of E

    Many years ago, sometime during high school, I set out to learn guitar. This was in the days before YouTube, so all I had to work with was an antique book of my dad’s. Utilizing that, and eventually the internet, I picked up four or five chords and was feeling pretty good about myself. E […]

  • Quickly Copy AD Group Memberships To A New User

    I recently moved into a new role and needed to to be added to a number of AD groups. An often-used method for this is to model a new employee’s permissions after someone already in the same role. For one or two groups it is relatively simple to just do this manually, but as you […]

  • Giving God Control(?)

    Many times we tell God that we’re giving Him control, then continue trying to drive life ourselves. It’s like asking an expert to guide you through a new city, then holding onto the steering wheel the entire time. Below is an excellent portrayal of this attitude in action by my talented sister Lauren Adlman.

  • Why God

    I’m proud to introduce the first collaborative effort between myself and my sister, Lauren Adlman. This is a cartoon reminding us that the very things we see as failures and shortcomings God is using for His perfect will, and ultimately for our good.

  • Baptists’ Belief In The Sovereignty of God

  • SQL Server “Failed to open loopback connection”

    TLDR: If you have the SQL Browser Service disabled then you must also have Shared Memory enabled, otherwise SQL Server can’t communicate with itself. While setting up a sandbox Always On Availability Group cluster recently I ran into some unexpected behavior. The first sign of problems was that SQL Agent would not start. The service […]