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Upload to Amazon S3 from Powershell v2

Powershell v2 lacks many of the commandlets that we have come to know and love on more modern versions. Every now and then, you just have to do something on Windows 7 and you can’t update Powershell.

Below is an example script to PUT a file to an Amazon S3 bucket using Powershell v2. The missing functionality is the ability to set the “Date” HTTP header when using [System.Net.HttpWebRequest]. Even though the docs state that it should be settable, it is not. The Date header is required for AWS to validate the client generated signature. Continue reading Upload to Amazon S3 from Powershell v2

Page fault in module “zfs” due to a NULL pointer dereference

I’ve been using OpenIndiana io_151a2 for over a year now as my home storage solution. It has been rock solid and gives me better IO over iSCSI for VMware than I get in the production Netapp environment at work. It also lets me have some nice big pools with commodity drives for media, backup, VMs, and pretty much everything else I do on the computer.

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