Lack of IT Content Volume I

Hey guys. No interesting and deeply technical documentation today. I've been pretty busy with work, and also going over Powershell material in preparation of teaching a Powershell Boot Camp at work. In the mean time though, here's something interesting I read today. It's a quote from Nikola Tesla written in the New York Times on the subject of Thomas Edison, the day after Edison died:

"He had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any kind and lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene  ... His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of the labor. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventor's instinct and practical American sense."

Reading that instantly made me think of the more popular, and now more amusing quotes from Edison himself:

"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

An interesting perspective on the two diametric inventors, is it not?

Work smarter, not harder, folks.

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Ruben Perez 3/5/2012 12:36:54 AM

Nice quote.
I'll ask a big favor. can you share that powershell boot-camp material?

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

Well, any material of my own that could be considered original is just notes to keep me on track while teaching the class... but the good news is that the free eBooks over at are better than anything that I have.

I'd start there. Those eBooks start out basic enough so as to be accessible to pretty much anyone, but by the end they'll have you doing some pretty interesting stuff and before you know it Powershell will be second nature to you.  I visit and Ed Wilson's (The Scripting Guy) site daily. They pretty much always have new little tidbits that you didn't know about.

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