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Take your Windows Terminal and PowerShell to the next level with Terminal Icons

I'm having a blast customizing my terminal and making my prompt awesome. How to make a pretty prompt in Windows Terminal with Powerline, Nerd Fonts, Cascadia Code, WSL, and oh-my-posh Taking your PowerShell prompt to the next level with Windows Terminal and Oh my Posh 3 How to use, open, resize, and split Panes in the Windows Terminal What's the...

How to make Command Prompt, PowerShell, or any Shell launch from the Start Menu directly into Windows Terminal

I love the Windows Terminal, but right now I launch the Terminal, then I pick a Shell (PowerShell, CMD, bash, etc) from the menu. Sometimes I want to be "shell-first." I'll hit the Start Menu, type cmd, and then the older console/terminal starts up. I have to remember to run Terminal THEN run cmd. So I said to myself, "self, what's a good way to fix...

The Windows Terminal made better with the Command Palette plus Multiple Actions in one Command

I thought I knew everything about the open source Windows Terminal and then I hit Ctrl+Shift+P like I do in VS Code (muscle memory) and it pops up a lovely Command Palette. You can search for any command and see the current keybinding. Super useful if you haven't yet discovered Window Panes. You can also type new wt.exe command lines and affect the...

Visual Studio hotkeys at the PowerShell command line in Windows Terminal

Muscle memory is a heck of a thing. When I want to build code I type Ctrl-Shift-B. I can't not. It's built into my hands! Ctrl-Shift-T is test (even though it's non-standard, it's there, in my hands. I spend a lot of time at the command line, in Windows Terminal, in PowerShell, using PSReadLine. So why not make a few of these intuitive hotkeys work...

Consider upgrading a few PC components - a good SSD is so fast it's not even funny

Every 6 or 7 years I get a new PC. My most recent one was in 2018 and I'm happily still using it today. However, I have made a few modest and somewhat low-cost (and one high-cost) upgrades. Each of these upgrades means I'll get another 3 to 5 lovely years out of this desktop machine. I'll be using Amazon referral links below, and you are supporting...

Consider upgrading a few PC components - a good SSD is so fast it's not even funny

Every 6 or 7 years I get a new PC. My most recent one was in 2018 and I'm happily still using it today. However, I have made a few modest and somewhat low-cost (and one high-cost) upgrades. Each of these upgrades means I'll get another 3 to 5 lovely years out of this desktop machine. I'll be using Amazon referral links below, and you are supporting...

Ryujinx is an Experimental Nintendo Switch Emulator written in C# for .NET Core

I love emulators. I love that they exist. I love that we have computers that are not only fast enough to translate and emulate instructions in real time for totally different computers that may not even exist any more but also for computers that are shipping today! I love these C# based emulators: CoreBoy is a cross platform GameBoy Emulator written...

Try time-boxed panics

My mom is very clever and thoughtful and when I was in my early teens and easily overwhelmed and generally freaking out or panicky she'd say, "feel it. Be here. What is your body telling you. Freak out fully but put a time limit on it." This idea of "time-boxed freak outs" has always stuck with me. A few times a year I get overwhelmed. I think we all...

Penny Pinching in the Cloud: Azure Static Web Apps are saving me money

I've long run a few dozen websites in Azure and while I've long noticed people (frankly) wasting money by having one Azure App Service (a Web Site) per Azure App Service Plan (a VM) I tend to pack them tight. A Basic 1 (B1) Azure App Service running Linux is around $13 a month but has nearly 2 gigs of RAM. Up that to about $26 a month and you've got...

Don't forget about the GitHub Command Line

I spend so much time at the command line using the Windows Terminal. Then I spend a ton of time using git at the command line. But then I ALT+TAB over to GitHub and mess around in the browser. Why have I been sleeping on the GitHub CLI? - there's a command line interface for GitHub! I installed with "winget install GitHub.cli" but you can get it from...

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