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Caffeinated Coder A Grande, Triple Shot, Non-Fat Core Dump by Russell Ball

If you work with PowerShell and don't already have PowerTab installed, take a few minutes to download and install it now. It's a painless setup, especially if you just keep hitting enter at the prompts to accept the defaults, and the ansi-art intellisense magic just starts working everywhere without you having to learn anything. If you're still not convinced, take a minute to watch this quick flash demo. I made the mistake of thinking that I had to master the basics in PowerShell before experimenting with extensions and specialized tools so I didn't install it until recently and I am still kicking myself. You will definitely make PowerShell your b**ch much more quickly if you just install this from the start.

As an aside note, this is yet another example of how much a single talented geek with a good idea can accomplish. The Mark van Orsouw (a.k.a /\/\o/\/\ or The PowerShell Guy) has definitley joined the ranks of Lutz Roeder (Reflector), Patrick Smaccia (NDepend), Roy Osherove (Regulator), Jamie Cansdale (TestDriven.NET), Ayende Rahien (Rhino.Mocks), and countless other tool developing cowboys in the geek hall of fame. Now if only more women would throw their undergarments at famous developers, perhaps I would have the final motivation I need to start working on a cool developer tool or add-in of my own.

As a double aside, there is simply no good comeback when your wife asks you why you are so interested in another man's tool.

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:53 PM Tools | Back to top


Comments on this post: I hate to talk about another guy's tool, but...

# re: I hate to talk about another guy's tool, but...
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I didn't even read your post, but good Lord, if your title is ANOTHER Justice Gray reference....

:P

When do the September Awards come out?!

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Sep 27, 2007 7:18 AM

# re: I hate to talk about another guy's tool, but...
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Not this time, although I'm sure Justice will take issue with my comment about women not throwing under-garments at famous geeks.

As far as the CC awards go, everyone on selection committee decided to wait until after this weekend to make the final selections in case anyone gets any good last minute blogging in. I also heard rumors about everyone planning to get drunk on several bottles of Jack Daniels at a very large party this weekend, but I'm sure that has nothing to do with the delay.
Left by Russell Ball on Sep 27, 2007 7:44 AM

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"I also heard rumors about everyone planning to get drunk on several bottles of Jack Daniels at a very large party this weekend..."

ANOTHER Justice Gray reference!

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Sep 27, 2007 10:02 AM

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