Posted by: brainscott | 12/28/2008

Cloud Computing & Corporate IT

Posted by: brainscott | 11/17/2008

Obama appoints YouTube (Google) as secretary of video

t’s great that President-elect Barack Obama is delivering his regularly scheduled Saturday address in both audio and video form. After using the Internet to help him get elected and connect with younger voters, it’s clear that his team will continue to exploit the media to deliver its messages and stimulate dialog.

Obama has chosen to upload the video of his Saturday address to Google’s YouTube, by far the most dominant video-sharing service, and embed the video on his transition site.

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Posted by: brainscott | 11/12/2008

Video – PowerShell Pro

Watch Don Jones demonstrate how you can create profiles to customize the Windows PowerShell shell.

Windows PowerShell: Creating Custom Profiles

Posted by: brainscott | 11/12/2008

Customizing PowerShell with a profile

Windows PowerShell can be customized with a profile. A profile is just a PowerShell script that you have to save in a specific location. For detailed information about profiles, you should check out

Basically, there are four different profiles:

  • profile.ps1 in %windir%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0: this profile applies to all users and all shells.
  • Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 in the same directory: this profile applies to all users but only to the Microsoft.PowerShell shell.
  • profile1.ps1 in your My Documents\WindowsPowerShell folder: this profile only affects your user but all shells.
  • Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 in the same folder: this profile only affects your user and only the Microsoft.PowerShell shell.

If you have installed the PowerShell Community Extensions and you did a default installation, you already should have a profile.ps1 file under <MyDocuments>\WindowsPowerShell. In Vista, the location would usually be c:\Users\<username>\Documents\WindowsPowerShell.

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Posted by: brainscott | 11/12/2008

New Blog!

Hello All

My name is Brian, I am starting a new blog from my previous blog. I will be posting my finding of my tech life and personal experiences from time to time. I will have such topics as powershell, ruby, linux and many others.