One of my more famous quotes from a previous job was “oh yea, I’ve got a script that does that…”. Most of my co-workers know that if it can be scripted, I’ll do it. Perhaps the recent post over on the PowerShell blog, Philosophy of Automation, explains why I’m such a script junkie.
- Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
I’ve been playing with PowerShell quite a bit lately as you noticed from my base64 copy/paste one-liner. I’ve also been playing with it’s integration with .NET and COM objects (read: IE Browser Automation!) and am fairly impressed. There’s a lot that can be done with PowerShell.