PowerTip: Write PowerShell Output in Color Without Using Write-Host

Summary: Write colorized output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet.  How can you write output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet?  Set ForegroundColor to a different color by using $host.Ui.RawUi, and then use the Write-Output cmdlet to write the output. When you are finished, set the ForegroundColor back to its original color. PS C:\> $t = $host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor PS…

Send eMails from your Android device using Tasker & Python…

I have previously written about Tasker for Android, the powerful automation utility, and how it can be used amongst other things, to detect headphone state. Since then the application has evolved to include the ability to create standalone applications and support Javascript in assembly’s. Scripting support is not a new thing for Tasker having always supported SL4A (Scripting Layer for Android)…

Got my attention? Outlook has now…

  I use three different mail clients, Lotus Notes & Outlook in the office and gMail at home…  However it is finally becoming only two as we move away from Lotus Notes in the office… There are a small handful of features I will miss from Notes, one of which is the recipient icon indicators.…

Making PowerShell Menus…

So PowerShell doesn’t have a user interface as such, but you still need to get user input and in most cases make decisions based on that input to control the flow of script and the end result. I found myself having to craft a mini admin utility this week and ideally it needed to prompt…