Google Gadgets

Check out Steve’s Script Loop Timer PowerPack in PowerGUI’s extensions library. The pack basically takes your PowerShell script and runs it multiple times in a row, which can be handy when testing scripts or cmdlets to see if they tend to become slower over time.

However, the most interesting part is how he is producing the output as a nice graphical chart:

Screenshot of Google charts used from PowerGUI

Turned out (just right-click his node, select Properties, and see the code) that Steve is using free Google charts simply opening an IE window, navigating to a URL, and passing the data points to be displayed.

Sounds like an alternative for those who do not have PowerGadgets installed. Now, if someone could take Steve’s code and create a bunch of general purpose out-* functions for everyone to use…

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