Rob

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Name: Rob
Date registered: April 1, 2006

Latest posts

  1. Convert MKV videos to MP4 — August 7, 2016
  2. Launch Mac apps with command-line parameters from Windows running under Parallels — June 29, 2016
  3. The site is back online — December 24, 2012
  4. Want to add color to PowerShell code in your docs? — March 8, 2012
  5. File Hashing Is Built Into Windows — January 13, 2012

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Aug 07 2016

Convert MKV videos to MP4

It seems like a lot of people do this with Handbrake.  However, from my recent reading, it seems like the better option is to use VidCoder.  I may update this post soon with further details as I try the software out. Rob

Jun 29 2016

Launch Mac apps with command-line parameters from Windows running under Parallels

I love running Windows using Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro (yes, those of you who know me well are aware that it wasn’t that long ago that I was amongst the Mac clueless).  Parallels makes it easy to associate your files with Mac applications running on your host.  If you want to launch a …

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Dec 24 2012

The site is back online

After a problem with the web site about six months ago, I have recreated the Tardis Technologies blog.  Unfortunately, the WordPress database format changed a little bit, so I need to do some work to get it back in a format for posting.  The first post is back online.  I hope to get the rest …

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Mar 08 2012

Want to add color to PowerShell code in your docs?

I was writing a Word document and wanted syntax highlighting for my PowerShell scripts.  It turns out that ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) has an extension for copying text with color (and for copying text with color as HTML).  Just do the following: Install the PowerShellPack.msi file from here. Open ISE and your .ps1 PowerShell file. …

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Jan 13 2012

File Hashing Is Built Into Windows

I always used to download the md5sum.exe and sha1sum.exe files when I needed to generate a file’s hash in Windows.  I just discovered that certutil.exe, included with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, will do this for you (I’m not sure if it was included in earlier versions of Windows).  Just use the following …

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