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Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. He was also involved in the MVP and Regional Director programs and is an avid speaker on the topic of computing.


Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 06 Apr 2021 18:13

Take your Windows Terminal and PowerShell to the next level with Terminal IconsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 25 Mar 2021 18:09

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

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 23 Mar 2021 18:45

The Windows Terminal made better with the Command Palette plus Multiple Actions in one CommandSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 18 Mar 2021 18:58

Visual Studio hotkeys at the PowerShell command line in Windows TerminalSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 16 Mar 2021 19:20

Consider upgrading a few PC components - a good SSD is so fast it's not even funnySubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 11 Mar 2021 19:13

Ryujinx is an Experimental Nintendo Switch Emulator written in C# for .NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 09 Mar 2021 17:45

Try time-boxed panicsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 04 Mar 2021 20:19

Penny Pinching in the Cloud: Azure Static Web Apps are saving me moneySubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 02 Mar 2021 20:33

Don't forget about the GitHub Command LineSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....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..."
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Scott Hanselman's ComputerZen | 25 Feb 2021 19:08

Crowbits are Electronic Programmable LEGO Compatible Blocks for STEM EducationSubscribe to this feed

Scott Hanselman writes "....Late last year I blogged about the Elecrow CrowPi2 Raspberry Pi Laptop. The folks at Elecrow are great and I've used their original CrowPi many times with the kids at and talks. None of these links are affiliate links and I am getting no kickbacks..."
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Scott Hanselman

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