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Long overdue post

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It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here. In the time since then, I’ve moved onto a new role within my company, I’ve been an Automation Engineer working on centralized services for a good part of the year now.

This move means that I write lots of PowerShell to automate things within my company’s centralized services stack, such as deploying Anti-Virus, removing old remote management agents and migrating workstations and servers over to another remote software, and manage backups and soon automate testing of backups.

I’m still an organizer of the NYC Python Meetup, and our events have been going well, as is our voluntary peer mentorship program.

One cool thing I’d like to note is that I am still working (slowly) on my CLI tool recordlookup, and I actually made a release, available here. Would I call this finished? Not really, and I don’t think this is something that could ever replace dig. It’s just something I made for fun that I can pass onto my help desk team so they can learn a little bit about DNS, which brings me to something I actually would like to talk about: PyInstaller.

I don’t yet know all the ins and outs of PyInstaller, but I was able to create a Windows executable containing everything one would need to run my recordlookup tool on Windows. I’m very excited about this because I can finally use my Python knowledge to build tools to benefit our help desk team, and to help with our centralized services without installing Python or any other dependencies on our servers.

Thanks for reading!


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