We're running a Glasgow Hacktoberfest workshop!

We're running a Glasgow Hacktoberfest workshop!

Craig Porteous and I are running a Hacktoberfest workshop on Saturday the 27th of October in Glasgow! If you’ve never used version control before, played around with it a little or you’re a seasoned Pro, come along and earn some free swag! It doesn’t matter what programming language you know, or if you know any at all! Everyone can get involved in Open Source projects! From contributions as small as a spelling error to adding functionality to an application!

Speaking at the DevOps North East User Group

Speaking at the DevOps North East User Group

Continuing my speaking this month I will be speaking at the DevOps North East User Group (D.O.N.E.) on 20 September. I will be speaking with Craig Porteous on The PowerShell Standards Agency and giving my own talk on Git Fundamentals - Open up a world of community and collaboration. Come along and see us both there and join your fellow PowerShell and DevOps enthusiasts!

I Will Be Speaking At The French PowerShell Saturday

I Will Be Speaking At The French PowerShell Saturday

I will be speaking at the French PowerShell Saturday, Paris on 15 September on ‘Git Fundamentals - Open up a world of community and collaboration’. Come along and see two tracks, French and English, 12 speakers and join your fellow PowerShell enthusiasts!

Extract A File Icon Using PowerShell and .NET

Ive been resisting buying a Stream Deck for a while now but finally succumbed to temptation and it arrived today. Setting it up is fairly easy but associating an program with a button does not extract the icon from the executable. So I looked for a way to extract the icon myself. And of course I looked to use PowerShell.

Creating Enums In PowerShell

In a previous blog post I talked about working with enums in PowerShell and how useful they are. Would they not be even more useful if we could create and use our own enums? Yes, yes they would.

Working With Enums In PowerShell

Enums are not the commonly used data type in PowerShell but I was recently reminded of how simple and useful they really are. And they got some love in PowerShell 5!

Force PowerShell to use TLS 1.2

Recently I’ve begun to move the Chocolatey packages I maintain from manual to automatic updating. While going from package to package I came across an issue retrieving the downloads page for Yubico Authenticator using Invoke-WebRequest. This caught me by surprise as I was retrieving other Yubico website pages, such as developers.yubico.com, without issue.