Media And Microcode

Microcode. Movies. Music. Games. Personal Musings. - James Brundage's Personal Blog

Get-ComputersNearMe

Today I learned a little bit about how to get to some of the data stored within special shell...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 01/05/2010

Write-Progress & WPK

A nifty trick that you can do in WPK is create a WPF progress bar to show the Write-Progress output...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/28/2009

Test-Spelling

The Integrated Scripting Environment has many things: A rich debugger, a nifty object model, ...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/09/2009

New WPK Video Online: Multitouch Fingerpaint in 30 Lines of PowerShell Script

The 2nd video about WPK just hit Channel9.  The first video was a video walk thru of How to...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 10/30/2009

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Trick: Fun With Parameter Binding: The Fake Parameter Set Trick

I’ve been hearing a lot of questions recently about what things you can do with advanced...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 04/10/2009

Microcode: A Quick Trick to turn regular XML into Xaml

MSDN has tons of examples about XAML. Nearly everything in WPF has an example in XAML, but not all...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 01/22/2009

Media: The Moment Obama Got Inaugurated and PhotoSynth Hit Mainstream

Photosynth is a really cool product out of live labs.  It's sort of an uber photo collage...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 01/20/2009

PowerScripting Podcast Online

My interview with the PowerScripting Podcast is now online.  Check it out:...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 01/19/2009

Please Join Me for a Power Scripting Podcast Tonight @ 9PM EST (6PM PST)

I’m going to be doing a PowerScripting Podcast tonight @ 9PM EST.  There’s a live chat room...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 01/15/2009

Media: The Future of Newspapers is Pay For Play Journalism?

I love my news.  For whatever reason, I find catching up on the world to be one of the most...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/27/2008

Microcode: PowerShell + XNA: New-SpriteFont

As I said in a previous post, I've started to explore the wild world of XNA. XNA just released...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/24/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: Get-Font

I've started to explore the wild world of XNA. XNA just released version 3, which allows you to make...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/24/2008

Microcode: Cool Posts: Visual Studio Tips & Tricks

Benko just posted a Visual Studio Tips & Tricks listing.  It's missing on of my favorites,...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/17/2008

Media: xBox 360: 70 XNA Games in 24 Days

It’s the weekend.  I love my video games, and I really love my xBox 360.  I’ve had one...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/13/2008

The first post in this series was learning to crawl. I introduced Get-Web, which allows you to use...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/12/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: Scripting The Web (Part 2) (Get-MarkupTag)

The first post about scripting the was a lot of waxing philosophical but little about how to extract...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 12/08/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: Scripting The Web (Part 1) (Get-Web)

Several of the last posts have tackled how to take the wild world of data and start to turn it into...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/30/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: More Joy of Hashtables (with Get-HashtableAsObject)

I recently did two different "in depth" posts.  One on The Joy Of Hashtables and...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/29/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: The Joy of using Hashtables with Windows PowerShell

PowerShell is full of nice little touches. While some of these touches are easy to run across, like...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/27/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks: Select-Object (Note Properties) vs Add-Member (Script Properties)

As I've said a number of times before, PowerShell's quantum leap forward is something called the...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/25/2008

Microcode: Scripting RSS Feeds with PowerShell and Microsoft.FeedsManager

PowerShell's an amazing glue language.   It can help you bring code from all corners of...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/10/2008

Microcode: Exploring More of .NET with Get-Assembly

In a previous post, I introduced a function called Get-Type, which allows you to see all of the...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 11/07/2008

Media: News.Live.Com is Great

My browsing time is split into about 2 chunks: reading news and reading documentation (a woefully...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 10/25/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Tricks - Exploring .NET Types with a Get-Type function and Reflection

There's a simple yet powerful function that nearly everyone on the PowerShell team has written a...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 10/23/2008

Microcode: Scripting Tricks : Exploring WPF Routed Events with PowerShell

Both WPF and PowerShell are both full of great little touches. One of WPF's nice touches is Routed...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 10/19/2008

Microcode: All About Modules (Windows PowerShell CTP2)

In a previous post, I showed you how you can debug Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers in...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 08/09/2008

Microcode: Debugging Cmdlets and Providers with Visual Studio and CTP2

In PowerShell CTP2, you have a nice cmdlet, Add-Module, that frees you from the constraints of...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/27/2008

Microcode: PowerShell Scripting Trick - Writing functions that use the pipeline or take arguments

I was cleaning up some scripts for posting when I happened upon this minor trick. I had a function...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/26/2008

Microcode: Cleaning up DVR with Get-RecordedTV

The first simple way we can approach cleaning up DVR is by making the assertion that shows you don't...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/20/2008

Microcode: Cleaning up Get-RecordedTV with Select-Object

In a previous post, I introduced Get-RecordedTV, which was built upon another function,...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/20/2008

Music: Welcome to the Social (Zune)

One of the more interesting things about the Zune is the online social network.  If you choose...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/14/2008

Microcode: Getting DVR MetaData with Search-WindowsDesktop

In the previous post, i explained that I was trying to find a way to get at the information about my...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/13/2008

Microcode: Windows PowerShell, Windows Desktop Search & Problem Solving

In the pursuit of my passion of media (specifically, trying to prune my DVR collection in a more...

Author: JamesBrundage Date: 07/13/2008