Huddled Masses

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How the developer's brain works

True story. This might be why God invented managers.

Validating Self-Signed Certificates From .Net and PowerShell

In this article I'm going to present a module that helps you deal with one of the common problems for Windows PowerShell users (and even .Net developers) who are trying to interact from command-line applications with web interfaces (especially those that are hosted internally): Self-signed certificates, and how to ignore the errors that come when you try to validate them. If you don't care about why I wrote it the way I wrote it, you can just check out the module on GitHub or install it with PoshCode or PowerShellGet by running:

A Fresh Start


A few weeks ago, someone somehow injected a shell onto my WordPress powered blog site. They managed to get multiple hacking tools installed, delete files required for hosting, and who knows what else. Needless to say I was frustrated and upset. In fact, I was so frustrated that to get rid of it I just tore down the whole site.

Missing Content

Since I've blown away all my old blog content, there are a lot of pages missing that were really useful. I'm going to bring the best of them back, and I have plans to actually rewrite some of the older ones to update them (part of the reason I let the old ones go is that some of them were so out-of-date that they might have been misleading).

About Huddled Masses


This is web site is dedicated to the musings of Joel Bennett (aka Jaykul) about technology, software, software development, the web, and the world.