Going Part Time

(Re)starting my indie journey

Starting on the first of March 2022 I no longer work full-time in my day job. That sentence has been about a year in the making and makes me both happy and a bit scared about the future. I have been doing some side-hustle and projects since I’ve been 16 building websites with my dad, so you could say it has been a long time coming. Right now I have set myself three mid-term goals to build up something that brings me joy and financial independence. [Read More]

GumLab

My first ever product

As part of my goal to write a book I began looking at how to build a following and where to sell the book once it’s finished. On this journey I found Gumroad, a great place to sell digital products. Given my idea to sell a comprehensive library of code snippets besides the actual book I took a look at existing integrations between it and GitLab.com, my preferred git host. [Read More]

Looking back at 2020, Four Months Of Blogging

A look back on four months of blogging and engaging the PowerShell community

The year is coming to an end, with all its ups and downs 2020 surely was challenging to say the least. I wanted to take this time to openly reflect on my first couple months of blogging and what the future holds for ps1.guru PS> $firstPost = Get-Date -Year 2020 -Month 09 -Day 13 PS> $latestPost = Get-Date -Year 2020 -Month 12 -Day 22 PS> New-TimeSpan $firstPost $latestPost | Select-Object Days Days ---- 100 So, how are things going? [Read More]

My Stand On Affiliate Links

What I think about affiliate links

Lets talk about affiliate links for a moment. TLDR: I will use affiliate links where it is possible for me, wich isn’t often to be honest Lets dig into it, starting with some basic assumptions I am making: Most of my posts are technical content where I do not recommend any products or services, so there are no opportunities for affiliate links to begin with In posts where I reference a product or service I do so because I think it is great and I really want to recommend it There are no negative effects for the reader when using my affiliate links There are benefits for me when you use the affiliate link, either monetary or in credit with the service - This helps me keep this blog up and running for everyone to benefit Given those assumptions I don’t see any reason why I should not use affiliate links. [Read More]

Hello World

Who am I and what to expect on this blog

$arguments = @{ Name = "mkamner" FullName = "Marco Kamner" Description = "Automate all the things!" Password = $mySecret } New-LocalUser @arguments My Work On days I work at a medium sized cloud provider in germany. My history is in Windows Server and Exchange Administration but I have since transitioned to designing and implementing automation and wrangling data from one place to the other - commonly referred to as reporting. [Read More]