Tag Archives: command-shell

Windows PowerShell for Vista Released

As promised, they did it – so if you want yet another cool tool to play with, give ‘er a go. “One hundred and twenty-nine command-line tools (called “cmdlets”) for performing common system administration tasks, such as managing services, processes, event logs, certificates, the registry, and using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).” It’s like CMD.EXE on caffeine, folks. Not sure it’s going to replace 4NT for me, though – which I’ve been using since I learned about 4DOS through NDOS back in the days when a command prompt was the norm (and not the exception. Congrats, gang – this is a wonderful Microsoft “PowerToy” that vigorously illustrates Microsoft’s commitment to empowering developers with good tools developed by good developers.

I Worked with James Kim

I don’t have a lot of time right now, and there’s not much more I can add to the conversations already happening. Suffice it to say, I’m extremely saddened to hear the news of James Kim’s passing. I was one of the few who had the EXTREMELY distinct pleasure to work with James at TechTV – and his “Lab Rats” segments were some of the best we did. I could always trust his advice, as he always seemed to know more than anybody else (in a day before Gizmodo and Engadget).

I’ve been scouring my archives to find a photo of us doing something together on Call for Help, but I can’t find one – and if anybody else has one, I’d certainly appreciate it.

What’s so ironic about this tragedy is that James, of all people, was the person most likely to have gadgets that could have saved him. I don’t mean that as a “shoulda, coulda, woulda” statement, mind you – just that I knew James was about as geeky as they came. If anything, I believe he’d want us to learn from his passing; Duncan posted a handful of fantastic tips, should you find yourself in a similar situation some day. Please read James and Kati’s Web site for all the latest official information, including where to send your donations.