Why Phasmid?

Posted Posted in Business Process Management, Consulting, Development, Enterprise Content Management, General, Information Technology, Product Management, User Experience

Our blog shows a sampling of projects we have worked on, as well as topics important to the clients we support. If you find the information useful and have a need for design, consulting or custom software development, Hire Phasmid today. Phasmid specializes in: Business Process Automation Critical Content Management Enterprise Class Solutions Interactive User Experience Design Custom Software Development If you are curious, the name Phasmid comes from the group of insects the blend seamlessly into their environment. Members are variously known as walking sticks, ghost insects and leaf insects. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult to detect. Likewise, […]

Using PowerShell to Surf the Web

Posted Posted in Consulting, Development, General

Alan Renouf, Mr. VMware/PowerCLI has broken out of his comfort zone and posted about surfing the web using PowerShell.  This is something I could definitely see myself playing with.  In a previous life, I worked on automated web surfing/web site monitoring for a product called the Foglight Transaction Recorder (FTR). I found my blog tucked away near the bottom amongst the other blogs beginning with V… as this is a virtualization top list you can imagine there were a few beginning with V! Anyway, I thought there must be an easier way to allow people to vote for me than […]

Get Your GAC On

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Trevor Sullivan has a new PowerShell script that lets youexamine the Global Assembly Cache (GAC). Every time I want to load an assembly into PowerShell, the first thing that pops into my mind is: [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(); Unfortunately Microsoft recommends against using that static method, and recommends use of other methods like: [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(StronglyTypedAssemblyName); In the interest of not breaking my conscience, I would like to use this method, but the problem then becomes that I have to constantly figure out what the strongly-typed name of the assembly I want is. To help solve this problem, I decided to write a PowerShell script […]