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Archive for February 26th, 2014

4K / UHD televisions are getting quite cheap. $500 for 39″ (via: Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/26

Jean-Luc Aufranc – Google+ – 4K / UHD televisions are getting quite cheap. $500 for 39″,….

Interesting as a Retina MacBook Pro should be able to drive 4K displays.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Read the new DropBox Terms of Service, and consider opting out of the new “Forced Arbitration” section (via: @Consumerist)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/26

If you use DropBox, you might want to consider to opt out from the new “Forced Arbitration” part of their revised Terms of Service.

This is why: Why You Should Opt Out Of Forced Arbitration, In 3 Sentences – Consumerist.

Or switch to copy.com which offers more storage, and not such a legal limitation in their ToS.

Though the 2 gigabyte Twitter promotion has ended, they do give you: Read the rest of this entry »

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PowerShell aliases (via: Top Ten PowerShell Aliases for DOS Commands)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/26

In most programming environments, I tend to avoid abbreviations, especially since command-completion and parameter-completion makes it easier to write readable code.

Same fore PowerShell: the PowerShell ISE has great completion features.

Other people tend to use abbreviations, especially since many PowerShell aliases make it easier for people coming from a cmd or bash background.

Two Get-Alias commands I use quite often for researching aliases:

  • Get-Alias -Definition <name>
  • Get-Alias | Sort-Object Definition

The former gives you the CmdLet for an alias.
The latter all defines alises sorted by the CmdLet definition.

Two aliases that I tend to avoid are these:

While you are at it, there are also parameter aliases. Read Weekend Scripter: Discovering PowerShell Cmdlet Parameter Aliases on TechNet Blogs to learn more about these.

–jeroen

via: Top Ten PowerShell Aliases for DOS Commands.

Posted in .NET, CommandLine, Development, PowerShell, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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