The Amateur PowerShell Expedition – An Introduction

I’m one of those folks who learns like an elephant.  I admit, there are times when I have a pea-sized brain and I have a thick skull.  So, this stubborn 40-something guy of Polish stock (which is underlined by my stubbornness… just ask my wife) makes for some interesting learning experiences.  Sometimes, I just have to beat myself in the head with a skillet (i.e., looking at 10,000 examples of the same thing) before that light bulb goes off.  I have jump in 200 foot water with no hope of seeing land for weeks or months at a time and learn to swim.  Pick your analogy here.  Coding is not something I do on a regular basis.  I like the K.I.S.S. principle.  I’m always looking back at any code I do use and improving it when I find better ways to do something.

I’ve been an avid “amateur” programmer since the early 1980s.  I’ve dibbled and dabbled in BASIC, QBASIC, PASCAL, COBOL, misc batch file programming, VB,, C, C++, Java, and now PowerShell.  That leaky brain of mine has a big hole!  I’ve never programmed extensively.  I’ve never developed that true “Thinking in…” kind of brain that Bruce Eckel and others possess.  I just can’t “THINK” in code.

So, the posts in this category will be from that point of view.  From the “amateur” dibbler and dabbler perspective if you will.  I will never be one to profess to be an expert at anything.  I encourage your comments and responses to my posts and I will correct/improve code snippets so they may be of value to readers of this blog.

I will try to break things down and explain them from my point of view.