Do X or Do Y. Yes or No?

I get what it’s trying to say, but I’m at a loss as to what the Yes and No buttons will do here.  I’m not sure this warrants WTF, but still. Actually, perhaps I’m wrong – Chris thinks it warrants it 🙂 James Manning‎‎ [1:25 PM]:  —————————Windows Server Backup—————————The selected volume is also included in…

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invoke-wiq.ps1 – "run" a .wiq file and get the results back

This request came in from an internal PS list.  You can certainly make it fancier, and all it does now is invoke a WIT method, but hopefully you may find it of value.   param($wiqfilename = $(throw ‘must specify wiq filename’)) # get the fullpath to the psqfile, get the provider path as # it…

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ExtensionMethods – flavorful syntactic sugar

A potential place to use an extension method cropped up in our team this week, and I gave feedback that I’d like to avoid it (for this case) because in this scenario, it enabled something that just felt wrong to me – working instance methods off null instances.  Remember, null in C# isn’t like Ruby’s…

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LocalSystem==root, LocalService==nobody

This one is, unfortunately, very easy to get wrong, and lots of people do, even those inside MSFT.  It came up when I was reading a recent post from the great Jeff Atwood, where he gets it backwards, thinking the Local System account is limited, when it’s anything but. Note that the service is running…

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