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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 short URL to the original URL and issue a HTTP Redirect back to your browser to send you off to the original long url website. So, what’s a guy, or gal, to do if they want to set their status programmatically on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, or the other gazillion social networking sites ... (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)

Introducing AskBing The PowerShell Bing Twitter Proxy

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 ... (more)

Introducing Posh-FourSquare - The PowerShell library for FourSquare.com

Those who know me, can attest that I'm a early adopter when it comes to social networking systems.  The latest one I've been getting into lately is FourSquare.com.  FourSquare.com describes itself as 50% friend finder, 30% social city guide, and 20% nightlife game.  They include ways to keep up with what your friends are doing as well as offering up some fun challenges to have you explore cities in different ways. Once I've played around with a social networking site for a bit, my next step is to see what kind of API's they have exposed and see if I can build my own app to inte... (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)