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Incredible isn't it. I realized I had been living here on and off for 10 years when my neighbours daughter turned 10 last year. She was born shortly after I moved in and our birthdays are a few days apart. How can a decade disappear like that?
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage." Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done. Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
When my niece turned 13 she didn't just turn 13 she completely exploded into 13 as if the previous 12 years counted for nothing. When my nephew turned 13 it barely even registered with him. We took him to a steakhouse as part of his birthday week's celebrations. He loved the meal as we did but to him it was just another Friday evening doing what he liked - eating juicy steaks.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68). "I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
is awesome. I am playing around with it to make a script that can read an XML document and download files specified by elements. It also can then install the downloaded items, extracting zip files and whatnot, and checking the return code for the installers. The XML document can also have an (optional) configuration section that specifies the base directory for downloads, the default action to take when an install fails, and so on and so forth.
Why not build a simple command line application to do this? I just want to learn PowerShell, and I already am having a lot of fun with it.
I am really only interested in PowerShell for the potential use I may have for it in Azure, though my interest is somewhat reduced now that my company is no longer considering SharePoint as a web CMS. Still, it can do some nifty stuff, and it sounds like you are well on your way toward using it exactly as it should be.
Just messing around with it for a few minutes, and I already have a good feeling for how it works. Quite cool, I must say.
I read a blog post (linked from the Insider News) that talked about a PowerShell-based project/solution format, and I am thinking of trying to get something like that working for the game development IDE I am working on. Might be a fun thing to do.
My only experience with it so far is a script I received recently that connected to VMware VSphere services to gather information about virtual systems and store the data in a database. I had some trouble getting it to work within SSIS. Eventually I rewrote it in C#.
I'm celebrating because today I heard that I finally have the permit required to cross a highway in Nevada with my replacement power line. Why it took 3-1/2 months to get one silly permit is beyond my comprehension. At first, they demanded payment for encumbering their right of way. I pointed out to them that our line was there when they last worked on the road, and it wasn't a problem then. The they wanted to charge a fee because we were replacing the existing line with a slightly bigger conductor - that's when I threw a fit and started doing research. It turns out that our right-of-way was granted years before theirs, and by all rights, I should be charging the state for building a highway under my transmission line!
Suddenly all talk of fees ceased, and after delivering drawings last week of our planned route ( unchanged since 1948 ) the permit was granted today, and will be available for pickup in the Las Vegas office on Tuesday. I plan to be there early, and my contractor is ready to make the crossing as soon as we have the permit in hand. Despite 35 mph winds today, they used a helicopter to pick up and place the last of the poles required this morning, and will return with the copter to pick up the old poles tomorrow for proper disposal. I'm amazed at the skill of the 'copter driver, being able to pick up and drop into a hole a 3000 lb wood pole in high winds. I watched him do this 30 times this morning, in wind that was difficult to stand up in. Wow!
I know that I've set a goal to learn everything there is to know before I die, but this is one skill I may have to forego; there just isn't enough time left to me...
I am thinking of (eventually) setting up a website and want to know what you guys would suggest for the following:
* Content Management System * Bug Tracker (Looking at Redmine) * Source Control Manager (I currently use RhodeCode) * Build Server (I like Jenkins) * Web Store (can be integrated with a CMS) * Wiki (I like MoinMoin) * Help Desk (Clarification: FAQ/Knowledge Base) * and anything else that might be useful.
RhodeCode is a Python/Pylons based Mercurial and Git repository browser. I like it, but installing it on Windows is a pain-in-the-posterior. I did eventually get it working, and I am wondering if I should write an article on it.
And by Help Desk, I really meant like a FAQ/Knowledge Base system.
* Bug Tracker (Looking at Redmine) * Source Control Manager (I currently use RhodeCode) * Build Server (I like Jenkins)
I would suggest TFS Online[^] for all of these. I am using it since last 4 months (migrated from Mercurial), and it is very good.
I have a web application hosted on Windows Azure, and on every check-in, TFS online will run all the unit tests, and according to the quality rules, it will built the application and then deploy it to Windows Azure. Cool stuff.
Dave, I'm happy to hear you have a French bath-room (I've never been in one, or seen one), but what is it about the required repair that requires you shave your beard, and that will cause Mrs. D. to find you more gentled ?
“Thus on many occasions man divides himself into two persons, one who tries to fool the other, while a third, who in fact is the same as the other two, is filled with wonder at this confusion. Thinking becomes dramatic, and acts out the most complicated plots within itself, and, spectator, again, and again, becomes: actor.” From a book by the Danish writer, Paul Moller, which was a favorite of Niels Bohr.