PowerShell Study #2: Parameters and Syntax

Some notes I've taken while learning about the parameters and syntax of a PowerShell cmdlet as I read its help module.   Find the Syntax and Parameter Sets for a Cmdlet Use Get-Help for a command. In the resulting output window, the "Syntax" section shows a number...

PowerShell Study #1: Using the Help System

I've been running through the book Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, by Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks, widely considered one of the best books for PowerShell beginners. My "curriculum" largely follows the chapters in the book, each meant to be...

Twitter Exchange: Using Medium vs Your Own Blog

I caught wind of an interesting Twitter exchange featuring Scott Hanselman and Rick Strahl, among others, discussing the merits of using a blogging platform like Medium over blogging on your own domain. https://twitter.com/shanselman/status/580157707757363201 You can...

Googling Myself: On Using a Middle Initial

My name isn’t all that common. On NameStatistics.com, Wall is #555 in the USA, and Craig is #90 in the list of first names. You’d think there wouldn’t be many notable people named “Craig Wall” around. There aren’t really, but all you need is one bad egg to make someone like me use my middle initial in my usernames.

What I’ve Been Up To: WordPress, Organization, Planning

I haven't posted the rest of the past tutorial for a while, so I wanted to update a bit on what I've been up to. Exploring Volunteering Options I was on vacation from work last week, and my wife asked if I'd be interested in managing the events page for a local...

MVC Study Log–Getting Started With EF, Part 1

I ran through an ASP.NET MVC tutorial on the Microsoft ASP.NET website as a bit of a refresher for me. I both typed out the code in the tutorial and created something extra using that tutorial to make sure I could think for myself a bit. Here’s Part 1 of that tutorial.