June 10, 2022

Redirect Youtube Shorts to Normal Viewer

Youtube shorts redirect to normal viewer

Problem: Desktop view of youtube.com shorts uses a new video format which is annoying, automatically loops and harder to comment on.

Firefox or Chrome extension prerequisite: “Redirector” by Einar Eglisson. https://einaregilsson.com/redirector/
Note: It may require browser restart to function properly.


Description: Youtube redirect shorts to normal view
Example URL: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/946r7dXI4e4
Redirect: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/*
to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1
pattern: wildcard

See my earlier tip for redirecting youtube searches to sorted results:

as always, good luck!

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January 26, 2022

Basic VmWare DataStore Stats

Get Basic VMWare DataStore Statistics via PowerShell PowerCLI

Big thanks to LucD, and this post which is essentially the entire solution: https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-PowerCLI-Discussions/PowerCLI-script-to-get-DatastoreCluster-Datastores-and-the-size/td-p/1301104

Problem: I need stats on datastores. Specifically, i need to find which DataStores are over-provisioned compared to the VM’s assigned to it.


The script will output to .CSV file sorted by ProvisionedGB/CapacityGB percentage.

As such, you may see which datastore are heavily over-provisioned (in the sense of datastore larger than necessary).
Of course, you may also sort my other columns as needed.

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December 01, 2021

Veeam Backup Copies not encrypted

Problem: Some Veeam Backup Copies are not encrypted even though encryption is assigned.

Solution: Manually trigger “Active Full” Backup Copy.

 - Ensure Encryption is enabled in a Backup Copy job.

 - Trigger Active Full for the Backup Copy job.

 - Upon finish, validate finished “Disk (Copy)” objects are encrypted via icon.

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