I’ve recently moved house and have a bit less space for my work / play desk (a huge, deep table-top). Additionally, I’ve been doing a lot more typing on it (loads of PowerShell in my current job!) and I’ve been finding it more uncomfortable sitting at it typing for long periods.
Last, I’ve recently gotten a large, wide-screen monitor and it’s footprint was eating up a large amount of the desk-space I had.
We recently moved house and while there are lots of helpful checklists out there (like this on on the BBC) there were a few extra wrinkles for me due to my generally nerdy existence. So, here’s a few helpful hints I discovered during the process. Continue reading “Moving Home: For Geeks”
While it’s normally best practice to not display anything on the host and to batch as much as possible with PowerShell; sometimes you need a UI. Here’s a pair of functions to display a menu on the screen, automatically number the possible responses and only return when a valid choice is made. Continue reading “PowerShell: Display A Menu And Get a Valid Choice”
This has been broken for me for months, but recently I found a fix. Using the Steam application, all you can do is browse your library. The store, community, forums etc; all don’t work. If you use Big Picture mode, everything is great. If you use a normal browser, everything is great.
The title was originally built around “Teach A Man A Cmdlet and he PowerShells for a day; Teach a Man to Use Get-Command and he PowerShell’s for a lifetime.” But it got more and more clumsy and convoluted so I finally decided that there really was a limit to my own cleverness.