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Change Power Plan when application starts

September 30th, 2013
Most of the time my computer runs using the Balanced power plan. This turns the display off after 10 minutes and puts the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. So you can imagine how upset I get when the computer goes to sleep after 30 minutes, before it… more »

Killing a crashed Task Manager

March 7th, 2013
I'm running Vista at the moment and it is terrible. I think we are all tired of the appalling file copying mechanism. I came across a new bug in Vista today and thought I'd blog how I got out of it. Task manager was loaded in and minimized. Sympto… more »

Scripting with Windows PowerShell Part 4

July 3rd, 2011
I've kind of got used to Ed Wilson's chaotic style of presenting. He must be clever to achieve such a position inside Microsoft, but each of his presentations looks and feels as though he has done no preparation what so ever. It really comes over as off the cuff with all the problems associated with that. Here we are in part 4; in real time this is the fourth consecutive day he has presented and again it really feels like he hasn't bothered with his practice run. more »

Scripting with Windows PowerShell Part 3

June 16th, 2011
Working with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) information to retrieve essential information Part 3 of a 5 part series. Event logs These commands will work on the local machine or a machine across the network. Most of the EventLog comman… more »

Scripting with Windows PowerShell Part 2

June 3rd, 2011
Sorting, grouping, and formatting output Part 2 of a 5 part series. There is no difference between running PowerShell commands on the command line or running them in a script, so it's more like a Unix shell. PowerShell cmdlets have a 2 part name: a… more »