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I Killed The Windows Desktop Cleanup Wizard

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Over almost two decades at Microsoft I have worked on a lot of stuff. While shipping great products and features makes you feel great, I’ve found removing t...

Power Rename Ships With Microsoft Power Toys

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Shortly after I released SmartRename I discovered that some people at Microsoft were bringing back PowerToys. I moved a copy of the code over to their repo ...

Smart Rename

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I just released a new Windows Shell Extension - SmartRename. It allows for simple search and replace or regular expression bulk renaming of files and folder...

Hacking A Mitsubishi Heat Pump Part 2

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In my previous post I showed how to use a cheap Arduino to connect wirelessly to a Mitsubishi heat pump to control its settings. Yet, it still took some wor...

Hacking A Mitsubishi Heat Pump Part 1

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I recently installed 4 heat pumps in my house to provide heat in the winter and AC in the summer time. While the weather year round in Seattle is fairly ple...