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Last week I posted a PowerShell function library for Microsoft’s newly introduced search engine at Bing.com.  The function library was appropriately named PoshBing. There was a log of interest in the script so I quickly moved it off my blog and onto a CodePlex project under PoshBing. Working on the command line is fun and all, but since I spend a good portion of my time accessing my twitter account, I figured it would be a bit of fun to integrate it with my previously released PoshTweet PowerShell twitter library. So, after an hour or so of coding it up and creating the @askbing twitter account, I’ve got it up and running. Using it is as simple as posting a message mentioning the @askbing account.  The Usage is as follows: @askbing [sourcetype [options]] question_or_search_terms If you omit the sourcetype it will default to “web”.  The following sourcetypes and opt... (more)

Shrink-Url – Use PowerShell To Shrink Your Urls

Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the... (more)

Shrink-Url – Use PowerShell To Shrink Your Urls

Shrinking your Url’s is all the rage nowadays.  If you are on Twitter, then odds are you have used one.  Despite CodingHorror’s distaste for them in his recent blog post on Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web since 2002, they are a fact of life when we live in a world of 140 character status updates. So what’s a URL shrinking service anyway?  Well, to put it simply, you supply them with a URL, they then supply you with a shorter URL containing a lookup “key”.  When future requests are made to this shorter URL, connections are routed to that services website where they convert the... (more)

iRule Editor v11.0.1

Fixes have been piling and I finally got my act together and released the latest version of the iRule Editor with support for BIG-IP version 11.0.  Here are a few things that are mentioned in the Updated to the v11.0.0.1 iControl.dll While this won’t be something you really “see” as a UI enhancement, it was needed as a basis for some of the upcoming features in the next release.  Be on the lookout for folders and session management in the near future. Support for v10+ format name/value pair data groups. Prior to BIG-IP version 10, we limited data groups to a single value (either ... (more)

Listen To Twitter With The PoshMouth PowerShell Service!

A few weeks ago I was scanning through my daily PowerTips from PowerShell.com and came across one that covered Using COM Objects to Say Hi. In this tip, they describe how to use the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) to convert text to play through the the windows audio system.  Of course I started tinkering around to see how SAPI sounded with various text strings. Once the novelty of that wore off, the next thing I thought of was how I could extend my PowerShell Twitter library PoshTweet with the SAPI library.  I quickly built a little script that called the PoshTweet Get-TwitterFrien... (more)