Showing 8 results for the month of November, 2007.

PowerShell Scripts and Profiles

Each time you start up PowerShell, your session is set to an initial state.  Any changes you made in previous PowerShell sessions (with a few exceptions) are not remembered.  You could put all your configuration changes (e.g. alias definitions, new drives, function definitions, etc.) in a script and execute it as the first thing you […]

Commonly Used Cmdlets

The following cmdlets provide functionality that you may find yourself using on a regular basis. It’s also likely that you’ll use some of them without knowing it as you use DOS-based or UNIX-based aliases instead. Environment Cmdlets Cmdlet Alias/Alternate Description Get-Help helpman Gets help for a cmdlet or concept. Some useful parameters include -Detailed, -Examples, […]

Basic PowerShell Concepts

Although PowerShell provides access to the commands and applications available in cmd.exe in a fairly transparent way, there are still a lot of differences which means there is quite a steep learning curve.  Let’s start with the basics. Cmdlet A command in PowerShell is called a cmdlet (pronounced command-let).  A cmdlet is a two part […]

Getting PowerShell

When I worked at Microsoft I spent over a year working with Windows PowerShell (called Monad or Microsoft Shell (MSH) at the time).  PowerShell is a truly wonderful tool.  It is built on the .NET Framework and passes objects around instead of text.  It also allows a file system-like namespace to be built on any […]

Your YouTube Favorites – WordPress Plugin Review

The Weblog Tools Collection blog written by Jim Stitzel brings interesting themes and plugins to the attention of WordPress bloggers through the WordPress Dashboard.  A plugin that he blogged about recently was the Your YouTube Favorites by Ozh.  It provides functions and a widget for displaying your favorite YouTube videos on your sidebar. Overall Grade: […]

WP-DownloadManager – WordPress Plugin Review

I’ve been accumulating files that I’ve been making available for download from my site.  Initially I simply created a page and added a link each time I added a file, but this became rather cumbersome very quickly.  Add to that it was difficult to add a reference to the download in all the places I […]

1 Blog Theme – WordPress Theme Review

I’m a big fan of customization, particularly through the admin UI.  One reason is I host multiple sites from the same set of files using the multi-blogging solution and each site may want to have different features.  The 1 Blog Theme by Javier García is one of the most customizable themes I’ve run into so […]

RSS Feeds

I’m in the process of working on improved widgets for the sidebar.  The main theme I’ve been working on for a while now (FallSeason by Sadish Bala) has a nice sidebar section for feeds that displays an RSS icon next to the link for the two main feeds, and the Meta widget doesn’t display these.  […]