This is a foray into getting started with the vscode-powershell extension. In particular noting some of the perhaps less obvious things I needed to do in order to get it to build on Ubuntu 18.04.
If you’re reading this… And it’s after August 29th 2018 at 9 AM PDT… Then that means it worked. I mean I know it works because this isn’t the first post of it’s kind, but it’s the first I’m actually going to keep up.
So, you have this great idea for a VS Code extension? But perhaps you’re thinking “where do I start?” Well, fear not! for I have written this post to tell you the answer!
Recently I’ve had the “pleasure” of troubleshooting Windows print services… You see, we use a CUPS server and samba on Linux to host our printers. We then have a script look at the samba server and map to the CUPS printers using IPP printing. It would seem that on 64 bit Windows 7 (and probably newer, and maybe 32 bit, but we don’t use that one…) Occasionally printing to IPP will just randomly fail (all print jobs show up as error and can’t be resumed or anything). To resolve this issue, we have a script that removes all network based printers, and then deletes all unused print drivers. We then remap the printers and everything kinda sorta works. Except when we have to do this “fix” every day or two.
Here’s a quick one I learned watching a recent episode of Defrag tools. Turns out, if you choose Shutdown from the Windows start menu, it doesn’t actually shutdown the system like it did in Windows 7 and earlier.
So here it is. It’s a blog. What are you going to do about it?