The PowerScripting Podcast

Join hosts Jon Walz and Hal Rottenberg each Thursday at 9:30 EST. Just visit the show Web site to join in the fun.

Episode 284 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jason Helmick interviews Jon and Hal


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast Jason Helmick interviews Jon and Hal.

News

Interview

Guests – Hal Rottenberg & Jonathan Walz

Links

  • http://PowerShell.org/podcast

Chatroom Highlights:

<JonWalz> http://powershell.org/wp/2007/03/15/episode-zero/

<alevyinroc> rcookiemonster did you see this angle of the funeral procession yesterday? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-prtlr12ejQQ/VBGnBXppovI/AAAAAAAAJfE/NGv_-cFX6P0/w799-h599-no/2014091095091713.jpg

<halr9000> http://joby.com/gorillapod

<PowerAnon> ## What do you think the most important release of PowerShell to date is?  (1-5 + vNext)

<JHofferle> ## Who have been your top 3 favorite guests? Maybe favorite episodes?

<JHofferle> ## Who hasn’t been a guest that you’d really like to have on the podcast?

<PowerAnon> ## JonWalz – Was your employment change at all related to the recent issues at Home Depot?

<JHofferle> ## What audio equipment and software is used to record and produce the podcast?

<JHofferle> ## Will there be a live podcast from the 2015 PowerShell Summit?

<Stuwee> ## Second JHofferle’s question.

<JHofferle> ## What PowerShell feature has been the biggest flop / least used ?

<alevyinroc> ## What is halr9000 fiddling with?

<JHofferle> ## What products (MS or 3rd Party) have done the best/worst job supporting PowerShell.

<JHofferle> ## Do you write code in other languages besides PowerShell? How do they compare?

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Hal – StarLord
  • Jon – Thor

Up Next: Alan Renouf shares what’s new with PowerCLI!


Please join us this Thursday at the usual time (9:30 PM EDT) and place (live.powerscripting.net), as we welcome Alan Renouf back to the show! Expect to hear the latest from Al on PowerCLI and how you can manage your VMware environment from PowerShell. And you can also expect Hal to mangle Al’s name, yet again. :)

Tonight: Simon May from Microsoft talks Client and Cloud!


Please join us live at 9:30 PM EDT tonight, when we are welcoming Simon May to the show for his first appearance! Simon is an Enterprise Device Infrastructuralist at Microsoft, and tonight, everyone learns what that means. :)

In his own words:

It’s my job to explain Microsoft’s stuff to IT professionals, help them understand it and start to implement it. I concentrate on the mobilization of IT and cover Windows, Internet Explorer, mobile devices, Windows Azure, Office 365 and Windows Intune and technologies to manage all of these like System Center.

I’m also the author of three books, Windows Phone 8 Plain & Simple, Windows 8 For Tablets Plain & Simple and The Rough Guide to Windows 7.

 

Simon blogs on Technet and his personal site simon-may.com, and can be found on Twitter @simonster.

Episode 283 – PowerScripting Podcast – Ed Horley on IPv6


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Ed Horley about IPv6

News

Interview

Guest – Ed Horley

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Stuwee> ## cidr notation, I’m drawing a blank on what that is

<halr9000> ## what about the lower addresses? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IPv4_address_blocks

<Stuwee> ## and this natting is in the US?

<Jayku1> ## Can anyone point to anyone that’s actually doing this? It sounds as complex as rolling out IPV6 :-p

<Stuwee> ## CPE device, what is that?

<Schlauge> ### we’re using it???… but this means that it’s enabled past my router?!?

<Stuwee> ## How can I figure out if my CPE is using v6?

<Schlauge> ### so you’re given IPv6 IPs from the service provider???

<Schlauge> ### how is your internal router passing that information???

<Schlauge> ### but if you’re old printer doesn’t support IPv6… then it will only accept IPv4 packets

<justpaul> ##does Ed run a firewall at the perimeter? if so, which one?

<Schlauge> ### yeah… how is Ed’s home network setup

<Schlauge> ### so you’re devices are connected directly to a switch connected directly to CPE

<halr9000> one of these: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/consumer_camcorders/vixia_hf_r40

<halr9000> ## what about the lower addresses? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IPv4_address_blocks

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier-grade_NAT

<halr9000> http://ipv6-test.com/

<PowerSchill> Stuwee: its supported. http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/?s=i&so=1&e=0&d2=0&d3=0&tier=-1&sc=570

<halr9000> http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Windows-Administrators-Edward-Horley/dp/1430263709

<Jayku1> http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6

<halr9000> http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6

<Jayku1> PowerSchill: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/IPv6

<ehorley> http://www.howfunky.com/

<ehorley> http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6

<ehorley> http://www.meetup.com/Northern-California-Powershell-User-Group/

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Green Lantern

No live show today–back next week!


Hi everyone. Apparently, we didn’t relax enough over the long weekend, and we need more time to recharge! Jonathan has one show in the hopper, soon to be published, and we also have audio from the Atlanta Techstravaganza show from not too long ago that we want to get out to you guys.

But have no fear, we will be back for a live show on September 11th! For that show, we are going to have Jason Helmick come turn the tables and interview us this time, so that should be something different.

In the meantime–please send us your feedback! In particular, we are always looking for guest and topic ideas. You can mail the show, or tweet to us @powerscripting.

Episode 282 – PowerScripting Podcast – Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita from Microsoft


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita

News

Interview

Guest – Jennelle Crothers & Jessica DaVita

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.techbunny.com/

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/CommsNinja

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.theubergeekgirl.com/

<halr9000> you must check this interview out: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2014/06/05/technet-radio-jessica-devita-interviews-gene-kim-from-the-phoenix-project-devops-tune-in.aspx

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/jennellecrothers/

<halr9000> https://manage.windowsazure.com/

<ehorley> http://portal.azure.com/

<halr9000> http://snag.gy/5Qdfl.jpg

<JonWalz> Azure PowerShell DSC Extension http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<Dave_Wyatt> (or just go to https://portal.azure.com )

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2014/08/07/introducing-the-azure-powershell-dsc-desired-state-configuration-extension.aspx

<halr9000> It literally has a new Clippy :< http://snag.gy/jQwC2.jpg

<halr9000> is this it ehorley? http://technetevents.com/azureitcamps/

<halr9000> http://technetevents.com/Default.aspx

<sukotto_san> http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/07/chaos-monkey-released-into-wild.html

<halr9000> http://blog.codinghorror.com/working-with-the-chaos-monkey/

<Vern_Anderson> http://blogs.technet.com/b/jennellecrothers/archive/2014/01/20/get-up-to-speed-with-mva-39-s-quot-azure-week-quot.aspx

<halr9000> check it http://snag.gy/hz26p.jpg

<Dave_Wyatt> http://powershell.org/wp/ebooks/

<halr9000> this? http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Deployment-f20bb605

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2013/09/08/episode-239-powerscripting-podcast-rob-willis-from-microsoft-on-the-powershell-deployment-toolkit/

<Dave_Wyatt> https://github.com/PowerShellOrg/DSC/issues/26  (Ed Horley is butt hurt that there is no IPv6 support)

<proxb> AlexTeachesTech, a link for starting user groups: http://powershell.org/wp/tips-for-starting-a-powershell-user-group/

<Schlauge> ### is Jennelle & Jessica at WORK!!!???

<Schlauge> ### is windows IT PRO MVP Client side (desktop) or more Server infrastructure

<Vern_Anderson> ## There’s a place to send feeback HALR9000

<gpduck> ## as ops what are we supposed to do about that?

<Stuwee> ## What about going into a few PSH cmdlets that are used wity Azure

<Stuwee> ## Does a tutorial blog that exists for those that know nothing about Azure?

<Stuwee> ## and how long can we use it if we don’t have MSDN?

<Vern_Anderson> ## have they ever played with PDT?

<ChubbyBuddy> ## Any word on jsnover and dJone doing an MVA on DSC?

<ehorley> ### – oh really? Ask about IPv6 support in Azure!!!

<Vern_Anderson> ## ASk them if they have used / played with PDT

<AlexTeachesTech> ## Any thoughts on using Azure in an interview scenario where a candidate can show their skills with no risk to a prod env?

<organicit> ## ask what MS is doing to grow the PowerShell user group community other than relying on ScriptingWife

<Schlauge> ### community driven… but enterprise funded!!!!

<Stuwee> ## what about whats new with PSH 5.0

<Schlauge> ### guests…. I loved the episodes of “normal Joes”  asking what they’re doing in their own shops

 

The Question – Superheroine

  • Jessica – Wonder Woman
  • Jennelle – Elsa from Frozen

This Wednesday: Ed Horley talks IPv6!


ed.headshotHi everyone, we hope that you join us this Wednesday (Aug 27, 2014) at 9:30 PM EDT as we welcome our friend of the show Ed Horley to teach everyone about IPv6! Ed also knows a thing or two about network configuration with PowerShell, so it should be a great talk.

Don’t forget, you can join us live at live.powerscripting.net, or tune in later for the video recording and audio podcast versions. Here’s a little bit about Ed for those who haven’t seen him speak:

Ed Horley is the Practice Manager – Cloud Solutions and the Practice Lead – IPv6 at Groupware Technology in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the author of Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators from Apress. Ed is actively involved in IPv6 serving as the co-chair of the California IPv6 Task Force http://www.cav6tf.org/ and additionally helping with the North American IPv6 Task Force http://www.nav6tf.org/ He has presented at the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit, the North American IPv6 Summit, the Texas IPv6 Summit in addition to co-chairing and presenting at the annual gogoNETLive IPv6 conference in Silicon Valley. He has also presented on IPv6 at Microsoft TechEd North America and Europe, at Cisco Live in North America and Europe, at TechMentor and at Interop.

Ed is a retired Microsoft MVP (10 years from 2004 to 2013) and has spent the last 18+ years working in networking as an IT professional. Ed enjoys Umpiring Women’s Lacrosse when he isn’t playing around on IPv6 networks. He maintains a blog at howfunky.com where he covers technical topics of interest to him and is on twitter at @ehorley.

Episode 281 – PowerScripting Podcast – Robert Cain on SQL and PowerShell


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Robert Cain.

News

Interview

Guest – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

 

<halr9000> http://pluralsight.com/training/Authors/Details/robert-cain

<JonWalz> did you try http://live.powerscripting.net?

<halr9000> http://arcanecode.com/about/

<MikeFRobbins> Exclude Delayed Start Services when Checking Status with PowerShell http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/07/31/exclude-delayed-start-services-when-checking-status-with-powershell.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Using PowerShell to discover information about your Microsoft SQL Servers http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/21/using-powershell-to-discover-information-about-your-microsoft-sql-servers/

<MikeFRobbins> I’m presenting two PowerShell sessions at SQL Saturday #324 in Baton Rouge this weekend: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/324/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> I’m also doing the same two sessions at SQL Saturday #328 in Birmingham on August 23rd: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> http://www.sqlsaturday.com/328/eventhome.aspx

<MikeFRobbins> Getting Started with Administering and Managing Microsoft SQL Server with PowerShell http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> You have to install it from the command line on Server Core (no GUI): http://mikefrobbins.com/2014/04/24/getting-started-with-administering-and-managing-microsoft-sql-server-with-powershell/

<MikeFRobbins> Wrong link. Installing SQL Server 2012 RC0 on Server Core http://mikefrobbins.com/2011/11/24/installing-sql-server-2012-rc0-on-server-core/

<MikeFRobbins> http://twitter.com/arcanecode

<MikeFRobbins> http://arcanecode.com/

<MikeFRobbins> http://pragmaticworks.com/

<MikeFRobbins> PowerShell Deep Dives book http://www.manning.com/hicks/

<Jaykul> Hey, anyone know what this guy’s real name is? https://github.com/nohwnd

<MikeFRobbins> No, but he is following me on twitter: http://twitter.com/nohwnd

<JonWalz> http://jakubjares.com/#/gotthemvp

<gpduck> http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Jakub%20Jares-5000731

<JonWalz> http://www.instedit.com/

<Jaykul> seen this? http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/

<MikeFRobbins> ## Ask him about his chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book

The Question – Hero/Power

  • TimeLord

Episode 280 – PowerScripting Podcast – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan on Asynchronous Programming


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Watch the recording: (behind the scenes)

In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

News

Interview

Guest – Glenn Block and Oisin Grehan

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<Vern_Anderson> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hosed

<Jaykul> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXC_9KazCvQ

<Vern_Anderson> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXC_9KazCvQ

<halr9000> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh191443.aspx

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntactic_sugar

<Jaykul> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/838221/powershell-must-support-calling-async-apis

<halr9000> https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/838221/powershell-must-support-calling-async-apis

<Ma|akai> http://www.manning.com/jones6/

<alevyinroc> sweet! http://www.infocom-if.org/downloads/downloads.html

<n> https://github.com/oising/psasync/blob/master/AsyncCallJobSource/Commands/RegisterAsyncCallEventCommand.cs

<halr9000> Shattered Planet, on ios and android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kitfox.shatteredplanet

<halr9000> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shattered-planet-rpg/id698929655?mt=8

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/gblock

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/oising

<gpduck> https://github.com/oising/psasync

<halr9000> http://www.nivot.org/

<halr9000> https://github.com/splunk/splunk-sdk-csharp-pcl

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettabyte

<Jaykul> ## But Oisin, we still can’t deal with async callbacks like filters, we have to receive everything and filter them afterward.

The Question – Mission to Mars

  • Helena Christensen
  • Glenn Block – a really large iPad (I mean, large storage capacity)

Up Next: IT Pro Evangelists Jessica and Jennelle from Microsoft!


Tomorrow (8/7 @ 9:30 PM EDT), we will be joined by two IT Pro Evangelists from Microsoft, both of them based in California. It should be a great show, so be sure to join us at live.powerscripting.net for the live stream!

Here’s a bit of an intro to our guests:

Jessica DeVita (@ubergeekgirl)

I am thrilled to be joining Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist serving the IT Pro community in the West Region. I’m passionate about social media for technologists, collaboration/workflow systems, CRM and bridging the IT/DEV gap with DevOps culture and systems thinking. I’ve been called the technology whisperer, and I love helping IT people learn new tools and strategies to better support their environments.

Jennelle Crothers (@jkc137)

Before joining Microsoft, Jennelle Crothers spent 15 years as a Systems Administrator “jack of all trades” 
overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems where she struck fear into the hearts of end-users with complex password policies and email retention tags. As a Technology Evangelist for IT Professionals, she speaks to members of the IT community about what’s new and cool with Microsoft technologies. 

Up Next: SQL MVP Robert Cain and #sqlsat328


Be sure to join us live tomorrow night, July 31st at 9:30 PM EDT with our guest Robert Cain! Robert is a SQL MVP, and a long-time software developer. But one of our favorite things about Robert this week is that he is the lead organizer for SQL Saturday #328, happening Aug 23rd in Birmingham, AL. And do you know what’s so special about this event? It’s got a full day PowerShell track, that’s what!

If you’ve not been to a SQL Saturday (or a PowerShell Saturday event for that matter), you should check it out! The events are free or nominal to join (sometimes there’s a lunch fee), and that crowd really knows how to run a great community tech event.

If you want to learn more about Robert, he blogs at arcanecode.com, and tweets @arcanecode.

Episode 279 – PowerScripting Podcast – Matt Johnson and Ben Ten on PoshSec


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In This Episode

Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Matt Johnson and Ben Ten about PoshSec

News

Interview

Guest – Matt Johnson and Ben Ten

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

[22:14:52] <Ben0xA> $PSAlert.Add(“message”, severity)

[22:15:19] <Ben0xA> $PSMessageBox.Show()

[22:15:29] <Ben0xA> $PSTab.Add(0

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerScriptingLive

<JonWalz> http://live.powerscripting.net will get you there

<gpduck> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAuV9PbjPk is the direct link if someone is looking for it.

<halr9000> http://powershell.org/wp/2014/07/16/tonight-on-the-podcast-matt-johnson-and-ben-ten-on-the-poshsec-project/

<randal_hicks> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAuV9PbjPk#t=3111

<halr9000> good bsides link? http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/12194156/FrontPage

<BexA> https://bsjtf.com/leaderboards.php

<BexA> https://bsjtf.com/lork

<BexA> https://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/ <– our focus

<JonWalz> http://www.poshsec.com/

<mwjcomputing> https://github.com/PoshSec

<BexA> https://github.com/poshsec/poshsecframework

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_information_and_event_management

<BexA> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/11/introduction-to-the-poshsec-framework/

<mwjcomputing> http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2014/07/10/introduction-to-poshsec/

<halr9000> https://www.sans.org/critical-security-controls/

<BexA> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YlTj7iyYsQ <– Video showing an alerts tab during intrusion on my webapp

<BexA> https://ben0xa.com

<mwjcomputing> http://www.mwjcomputing.com

<mwjcomputing> http://www.poshsec.com/

<mwjcomputing> http://github.com/poshsec

<BexA> http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228440.700-dotdashdiss-the-gentleman-hackers-1903-lulz.html Nevil Maskelyne

<mwjcomputing> http://ben0xa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/matt_chunli-300×278.png

<BexA> https://encrypted.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=kirby&tbs=imgo:1

<JonWalz> http://supersmashbros.wikia.com/wiki/Kirby

<BexA> http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/217/7/a/kirby_hat_chaos_by_professorfandango-d45k1td.png

<BexA> https://twitter.com/Ben0xA/status/460757374920175617

<halr9000> http://kirby.nintendo.com/triple-deluxe/

<JonWalz> http://tbirdbrent.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/done-jones-provides-powershell-learnings/

<JonWalz> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUTjLOUDI90 – link to part A

<mwjcomputing> ## Is Ben0xA 12?

<halr9000> ## NO!

<randal_hicks> ##My challenge is multiple customer network not all AD.. is there any way I can leverage poshsec to help my customerbase?

<randal_hicks> ## please include current blog links / Twitter follows for the guests in the show notes

<organicit> ## what ever happened to the Detroit PowerShell User Group????

 

The Question – Superhero

  • Matt-Iron Man
  • Ben- Kirby

Up Next: Glenn Block talks about Asynchronous Programming


Please join us tonight at 9:30 PM EDT at live.powerscripting.net when we are talking with Glenn Block about some new asynchronous programming features in .NET, and tips and caveats about how you can work with them in PowerShell.

You can read more about async/await at MSDN.

Glenn blogs at codebetter.com, and can be often be seen at developer events near you!podcast-logo

Help wanted–we need your show ideas!


As always, we are looking for ideas for interesting things to talk about on the show. If you have anything PowerShell-related that you want to know more about, then now’s your chance! Send us your ideas, and we will either find *the* expert on that topic, or Jonathan and Hal will take it on themselves! The point here is that we do the show for you guys and gals, and we want to hear from you. So, please use the twitters, the facebooks, the blog comments, or just plain email and help to shape the future of the podcast.

Some shows we have in the hopper include:

  • SQL Saturday, PASS, and why SQL admins need PowerShell
  • How to work with .net async from PowerShell
  • What’s new with Azure & PowerShell

Anything beyond that is all you!podcast-logo

Episode 278 – PowerScripting Podcast – Karsten Bott from EMC on EMC Storage Integrator


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Karsten Bott from EMC on EMC Storage Integrator

News

 

Interview

Guest – Karsten Bott

Links

Chatroom Highlights:

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixdorf_Computer

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/HyperV_Guy

<halr9000> http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes/2014/07/08/theres-no-denying-software-defined-storage-emc-acquires-twin-strata/

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/vipr

<halr9000> This is what I worked on with EMC: https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-34096

<halr9000> object storage: https://www.emc.com/storage/atmos/atmos-cloud-storage-platform.htm

<halr9000> http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/storage/emc-buys-twinstrata-upgrades-xtremio-software-to-3-0-1256575

<halr9000> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blocking_of_YouTube_videos_in_Germany

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/data-center-management/storage-integrator-for-windows-suite.htm

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/community/connect/everything_microsoft

<halr9000> v3.1 https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-34079

<halr9000> https://www.emc.com/storage/data-replication/appsync.htm

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/blogs/bottk

<halr9000> https://twitter.com/HyperV_Guy

<halr9000> https://community.emc.com/blogs/bottk/2014/06/16/announcement-labbuildr-released

The Question – Superhero

  • He would be a cat , and he wants to give freedom to the people