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Google bullying, new style

On May 13, 2015, Posted by , In Announce, With Comments Off on Google bullying, new style

So I ended this blog some time ago (August 2007), but, being the WWW, thought it would be nice to keep it out there in case anyone was interested. However, Google has decided that it would be downgraded in rankings because of its presentation. Now reactive, responsive web design was…

All source code now on Github

On June 5, 2014, Posted by , In Grrr, With Comments Off on All source code now on Github

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve thought about this, but recently I was playing around with svn2git and moved my repository. Grr is now at and other misc scripts are at – feel free to do what you will with them, but note the CC license.    

Grrr source code, including Invaders

On August 26, 2007, Posted by , In Announce,Grrr,Invaders,PowerShell, With 3 Comments

As you may have noticed, there has been very little activity here from me in recent months. This is partly because my full time work does not use nor need PowerShell and my free time has become more precious. Playing with PS1 has been fun and I’ve learned a lot,…

Google going down the pan

On April 1, 2007, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Google going down the pan

Not PowerShell related in any way (unless you can think of something) but this did make me laugh. I especially like the FAQ on why it’s free 🙂

Cmdlet clashes

On March 6, 2007, Posted by , In Cmdlets,Grrr,Hint,PowerShell,Rant, With 6 Comments

One of the things that struck me whilst developing Grrr as a snapin is: what do you do when you have a cmdlet with the same verb-noun pair as an existing cmdlet? If someone else had a cmdlet called, say, out-banner, and that cmdlet was already loaded in a snap-in…

Grrr 1.1 and Big Invaders

On February 26, 2007, Posted by , In Announce,Cmdlets,Cool,Grrr,Invaders,PowerShell, With 11 Comments

So I’ve been spending a bit of time getting to grips with Cmdlets and resurrecting interest in PSInvaders using Grrr and now have something to post. Grrr 1.1 is now Cmdlet based and comes as a Snap-In. The most obvious benefit from this is performance, as I can now present…

Grrr, Cmdlets and PSInvaders revival

On February 15, 2007, Posted by , In Announce,Grrr,Invaders,PowerShell, With Comments Off on Grrr, Cmdlets and PSInvaders revival

Still not much happening here, again partly due to being busy with other things, and also the final arrival of my Wii. Anyways, I’ve almost completed the transition of Grrr to Cmdlets and it’s looking very promising as this screen shot shows (I get 50fps with only 20% cpu load…

Slow week

On February 9, 2007, Posted by , In Announce,Grrr,PowerShell, With 2 Comments

Not much happening here on the blog this week as I’ve been a bit busy with other things and also on some non-trivial PowerShell projects: A snap-in version of Grrr – I realised that PowerShell alone is just too slow for it to be useful, so thought I’d have a…

IRC chat bot and monitor

On January 31, 2007, Posted by , In Cool,PowerShell,Utility, With Comments Off on IRC chat bot and monitor

Last weekend, I asked my wife if she could think of anything inappropriate or unusual to do with PowerShell. She came up with some good ideas and one of them was to write a chat/IM client. A full client takes time, so with a nod toward PowerShell’s administrative uses, I…

Debug and Verbose colouring

On January 29, 2007, Posted by , In Hint,PowerShell, With 2 Comments

Over the weekend, I set about writing an IRC chat client/channel monitoring tool in PowerShell (more on that in a day or so) and one of the things I was doing a lot was writing verbose and debug information to the console. By default, Write-Verbose and Write-Debug cmdlets write nothing…