Recently I need to do a couple of things programmatically for a build task and wanted catalog the command to make it easier for me and others to find them in the future.
Clear Internet Explorer Cache
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
Clear The Windows Clipboard
This one I came across when trying to figure out why cut/paste operations on my install of Windows 7 is so slow. Unfortunately this didn’t speed up the clipboard but I wanted to keep it around anyway. Comes in handy when I forget to clear a photo or large document from the clipboard. Here is the command.
cmd.exe /c “echo off | clip”
Do you have a command/snip-it that helps you get things done? Share them in the comments.
I have also used this in trouble shooting browser issues with clients, the easiest way to know for sure they have cleared their browser cache.
Today Microsoft has released a consumer preview of the Windows 8, the next version of the Windows Operating System. Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.
Microsoft Developer Evangelist Jennifer Marsman has posted an awesome list of resources to help you get started developing applications for Windows 8.
I have also gathered some useful links for Windows 8 on http://delicious.com/jay.smith/Win8.
Microsoft once again has chosen to award me with the MVP Award for ASP.NET/IIS. Once again I find myself very honored and humbled to be recognized for my efforts in the community. I have always said that even if I am not an MVP I will continue to go out and foster community wherever I can, and I will, but not just yet.
I want to thank the Northwest Arkansas Technical community, hey they have to put up with me . They have been a great source of ideas and inspiration and I would go to bat for any of you. Thanks for listening to me rant, and for sometimes telling me to shut up .
Thanks again to Microsoft for the honor of being an MVP and thanks to the community for helping me get there.
Community Leadership Town Hall – Tulsa Techfest
October 6th, 2011 6 – 10 PM – OSU Room NH150
We had a great turnout at last years Town Hall and this year we are doing it again. There was a lot of great participation and discussion regarding common issues we all experience as community leaders. This is a great forum for getting input from other community leaders.
What is a Community Leadership Town Hall?
In many towns and cities across the country the town hall is the center of the community. The town hall is where the local governments keep offices, serves as the main base for the Mayor, and is where citizens of the community come to work with the official representatives to share issues, ideas, and solutions that can make their community better.
The Community Leadership Town Hall brings this concept to community leaders in your area. The evening will be filled with discussions about issues, ideas, and solutions regarding creating, maintaining, and growing user groups and technical communities. This will be a highly interactive night where everyone will have a chance to suggest a topic and voice their opinion.
Bring your questions, ideas, issues, and willingness to share to the Houston Community Leadership Town Hall.
This is a free event! Please join us.