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Mickey Gousset Microsoft System Center March 2007 Entries
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If you remember the original Karate Kid movie at all, I promise you this is worth 7 minutes of your time.

Posted On Monday, March 19, 2007 7:27 AM

Let's go swimming on Titan
The Cassini space probe has found evidence of seas on Titan, a moon of Saturn: Saturn's moon Titan appears to have large seas filled with liquid gas, according to data collected by the Cassini space probe, scientists said Tuesday. Liquid Gas? Anyone else find it hard to wrap their head around that? Of course, the seas are most likely composed of methane and ethane, so it probably wouldn't be that much fun to swim in anyway. And I'll bet the beach would really suck ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:20 PM

Finally, someone has explained why I can't see my 4GBs of memory!
I found this over at Jeff Atwood has provided more detail than you could ever imagine on this problem: To be perfectly clear, this isn't a Windows problem-- it's an x86 hardware problem. The memory hole is quite literally invisible to the CPU, no matter what 32-bit operating system you choose. Jeff does a great job with charts and everything to explain why your Windows desktop will only see 3 GBs or so of RAM. Definitely worth a read if you have ever wondered about this question ......

Posted On Friday, March 9, 2007 2:03 PM

Using PowerShell and Team Build Object Model
Jason Prickett has a post up on using PowerShell with the Team Build Object Model: This entry is based on Team Build's next version which is available in a CTP release right now, and will be in Beta very soon (don't ask, I don't know when). In the next version of Team Build, we have included an Object Model (OM) that wraps all the functionality of the Web Services. This makes writing your own apps that need build information, much easier. As I talk about how to use the methods and objects in the ......

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2007 3:19 PM

Using Visual Studio to create PowerShell cmdlets
For anyone intersted in doing PowerShell cmdlet development, Mike Stall has a good post on using Visual Studio to create and debug cmdlets: Here's how you can get a sweet Visual Studio development experience for building and debugging your own PowerShell cmdlet:- It has Wizard support for initially creating the cmdlet, - intellisense- F5 build support which also registers your cmdlet- provides the full power of the VS debugger including Edit-and-Continue when debugging your cmdlets. I've not done ......

Posted On Monday, March 5, 2007 12:36 PM

What a simple definition of what Net Neutrality might mean to you?
If so, you should go read this eWeek article by Jim Rapoza. In it, he talks about Tim Berners-Lee talking to Congress and how what Tim had to say really made him realize his stand on Net Neutrality: What if the Internet wasn't designed the way it was? What if it worked more like cell phone or satellite TV networks do here in the United States? Hey, I hear there's this great search engine called Google that supposedly works really well and offers all kinds of cool online apps. Problem is, you have ......

Posted On Sunday, March 4, 2007 12:03 PM

Using PowerShell to help demo PowerShell
The Windows PowerShell Team Blog has a nice post, including sample code, on Start-Demo: Help doing demos using PowerShell: I decided I had had enough of that nonsense and decided to write a script which would run a demo for me. I've called this function: Start-Demo. I've attached it to this blog entry. I have to say that I'm pretty please with how it came out. I'll not pretend that I completely understood the script, being the PowerShell novice that I am. However, I did think it was an interesting ......

Posted On Sunday, March 4, 2007 6:53 AM

Rob Caron is having some fun with SoapBox
Rob Caron is having a little too much fun with SoapBox: Test Post with Video from Soapbox Coming Soon: Dehy All Challenges More Defy All Challenges Videos - Copier and Latte More Defy All Challenges Videos - Munchies and Plunger All in all very funny stuff. I can definitely relate to the Copier one. I have not really heard of SoapBox before. Apparently it is MSN's take on YouTube. I'll admit to browsing the occasional video on YouTube, just like everyone else in the known world, so I'll have to give ......

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2007 8:39 AM

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