With the upcoming release of the next Star Wars movie, I thought I would revisit my PowerShell script that generates your Star Wars universe name. Sure, it is contrived and completely impractical, but I’m betting you are curious nonetheless. My previous version as a simple script with hard coded values which meant you had to modify the file. Hardly droid-friendly. I’ve corrected that and made a few other minor tweaks.
Maybe it’s my liberal arts background but I love words and word games. I have a constant pile of crosswords and enjoy tormenting my kids (and wife) with puns. I am also fascinated with word hacks like palindromes and anagrams. An anagram is where you take a word like ‘pot’ and rearrange the letters to spell another word like ‘opt’ or ‘top’. Short words are easy to do in your head. So I thought why not get PowerShell to do some of the letter crunching for me.
For today’s fun I want to introduce you to a PowerShell project I’ve been working on. As with many of these Friday Fun projects this is something that is hardly groundbreaking but it could be fun to use and hopefully serves an educational purpose. What I have is a module called MyTimer that contains several commands designed to work with a very simple timer. In fact it is so simple you’ll probably think I’m joking.
Today’s Friday Fun isn’t exactly groundbreaking but you might find it useful in your PowerShell script development process. You might even learn a little something about the PowerShell ISE which is really the point of these articles anyway. How many times have you been working on a script or PowerShell tool and know that you’ll have to write some section of code but aren’t ready to tackle it now? Hopefully you are at least savvy enough to insert a comment reminding you what you need to do. So why not make this simple step as easy as possible in the PowerShell ISE?
This year I’ve really taken to learning Git and how to incorporate it into my daily work routine. If nothing else this has been a great reminder about what it is like to learn something totally new and foreign. I’ve learned quite a bit, but am far from considering myself a master. Git is a big topic so I’m always looking for new ways to learn and use it. Continue reading