Shawn Keene

Shawn Keene

Business analyst, technologist, Microsoft MVP, SkyWarn storm spotter, fitness freak, and nerd from Moore, Oklahoma that studies UX and design.

[email protected] with Surface Dock

Although the Surface Dock doesn’t have standard DisplayPorts or HDMI, it does have two Mini-DisplayPorts, and ostensibly supports a single 4K-resolution display at a 60 Hz refresh rate. Actually achieving that frame rate can be frustrating and difficult. Here’s how I did it.

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Automating IE With PowerShell to Capture Screenshots

My, browsers come and go so quickly these days. Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer is already shuttered now that they’ve joined the Chromium open-source project to produce Edge using that codebase. And as much as I’m all here for that, it can still be handy to have Internet Explorer–especially when you can control it programatically from PowerShell.

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Woah Man, Check Out That Caption Over There

An Xbox caption scaling issue I had today triggered a memory of a Windows 3.1 app called Tiny Elvis—a piece of freeware with a UI that consisted entirely of 16×16 .ani icon in the approximate pixelated likeness of a country singer of the same name. This is back when general computing was pushing new boundaries, clearly. The software would run in the background and periodically animate the Elvis icon and play a short quip in the form of a wav…

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