Fix it. Bolt it down. Forget it.

Setting up your environment to be the same all the time, everywhere, can make it easier to focus on the task at hand. From the age of about 14 I’ve been sitting in front of a computer with a guitar in my lap. It’s been a cheap steel-string guitar, a cheap classical guitar, a cheap …

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Dragsens version 1.4

UPDATE: Download the latest version from the main project page. There is also a version of this utility with a graphical interface that’s easier to use. It’s time for a new version of the command-line version of the dragsens utility, which allows one to change the mouse sensitivity for detecting mouse drag actions in Windows. …

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Windows Version of Dragsens

UPDATE: Download the latest version from the main project page. There is also a console-based version of this utility that’s more suitable for system administrators. In response to a comment on the previous version of the drag sensitivity utility, I’ve created a new version of the utility that includes a graphical interface and a means …

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Updated Version of Dragsens

UPDATE: Download the latest version from the main project page. There is also a version of this utility with a graphical interface that’s easier to use. I have built a new version of the dragsens utility, which allows one to change the mouse sensitivity for detecting mouse drag actions in Windows. This new version fulfills …

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A Script to Find All Aliases for a Cmdlet

I’ve mentioned before that I love PowerShell, but I’m still trying to commit enough Cmdlets and aliases to memory that I can be immediately productive from a Powershell prompt without having to have a browser window open to the Powershell documentation on another monitor. Several of the Cmdlets may also be referenced through one or …

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Supporting the Ribbon and Menus

How to support both the Ribbon and a traditional menu in a single executable and allow users to switch between them.

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It’s Not a DOS Prompt!

I’ve been hearing this a lot lately (you know who you are), so rather than pull all of you aside privately and give this lecture, I thought I’d do it once, publicly. You’re not running a DOS prompt. When you click on that shortcut that says, “Command Prompt” in Windows XP, or you run cmd.exe …

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An API is Forever

An API is an interface. Those of you that have worked with COM already know that once an interface is published, it can never, ever change. Ever. Not until the end of time. The reason is that some bit of code somewhere is going to be using that interface, and if you change it you’ve …

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Windows Drag Sensitivity Utility

UPDATE: Download the latest version from the main project page. There is also a version of this utility with a graphical interface that’s easier to use. Inspired by an article by Raymond Chen about how to correctly change the Windows mouse drag sensitivity, I wrote a quick utility called dragsens. It’s a small command-line utility …

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