Month: December 2015

PowerShell and Unix/Linux command?

powershell_logoNot really a big deal or anything since aliases can be created; however I thought it was cool that these aliases are already setup.

Having first learned with Perl, then went crazy with PHP and now over to Python I can say I’m happy to see that someone at Microsoft made a good decision to establish PowerShell.

Table below is for PowerShell 2, 3, 4 and 5

CMD Command UNIX Command PS Command PS Alias
dir ls Get-ChildItem gci
cls clear Clear-Host (function) N/A
del, erase, rmdir rm Remove-Item ri
copy cp Copy-Item ci
move mv Move-Item mi
rename mv Rename-Item rni
type cat Get-Content gc
cd cd Set-Location sl
md mkdir New-Item ni
N/A pushd Push-Location N/A
N/A popd Pop-Location N/A


Closing 2015 Travel

This past year has been the most traveled for me by far.

I’m often asked if I like the travel.  The answer is easy for me, I like the travel and being on the go.  It’s fast-past and demanding.  Not many Transport-Airplane-Takeoff-iconpeople can appreciate the required effort and labor involved with doing business while traveling at the same time.  The key point in closing my answer to the question about liking travel is to point out that I miss my family!  That’s the main negative about traveling for me.  It’s not the travel itself or the demands of travel+business, it’s the lack of family time.

By the way, my wife was great in supporting my travel even though she wished I was home more.

delta-air-lines-logoIn 2015 on Delta Airlines, I flew 162 segments.  Some of these segments were on KLM flights overseas.  I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed flying Delta as opposed to other airlines.

When it comes to hotels I can not stress enough how important it is to get a good nights rest.  It really is “you get what you pay for” out there.  The worst thing I say about hotels is hearing through the walls.  Nothing will keep me awake more at night than hearing someone else and all the racket they are up to.  In my experience, Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt hotels have never let me down.

The 2016 travel is looking to be somewhat tempered.  It will be welcome given the tempo of the last 5 years.