Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec 26

Computer Info VBScript

EDIT 9th January 2010 – the script has gone a fairly major revision due to changes in the Office 2010 product key storage location, as well as migrating this to a class-based script for speed.

Again, another side project – a computer info VBScript. I’ve modified it a bit to output information to screen (execute with cscript from a cmd prompt), but this could be modified to do a lot more. This is just a simple script template, and as usual I’m posting here for consumption in the event anyone finds this useful:

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Dec 18

Proxy PAC configuration file

Had to work on one of these for a client, and decided that while there’s a whole host of documentation out there, there aren’t a lot of good working examples of how to use the proxy auto config functions properly in a complex file.

Since I spent the better part of 8 hours getting something that works properly in the environment (including site blocking to a custom server), I figured I’d share it with the users of this series of tubes in the hope it helps someone.

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Dec 08

Win7 Themes from RSS feeds

This has been posted about the web many times, but I wanted to post it here for folks who read this blog as well.  I love space imagery, so using the NASA picture of the day as a theme/wallpaper seemed interesting, and I know it had been done but had never really figured out how to do it (I didn’t really try hard, either, but that’s neither here nor there).  I managed to make a .theme file that works with the NASA Large Image Of The Day RSS feed, so I’ll post the contents here in the off chance anyone wants to use it.  Obviously it can be modified to use any RSS feed containing images, I’d suppose, by changing the DisplayName (for cosmetic reasons) and the RssFeed parameter (for obvious functional reasons).  I used the post on this from the Engineering Win7 blog as a guideline, so read that if you want more info.
Here’s the file, in it’s entirety:

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