Download Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 from Official Microsoft Download Center

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs or large server farms where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible. The RDCMan 2.7 version is a major feature release. New features include: – Virtual machine connect-to-console support – Smart groups – Support for credential encryption with certificates – Windows 8 remote action support – Support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Source: Download Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7 from Official Microsoft Download Center

Batch convert a folder of images from png to jpg

I had a bunch of png images in several subfolders which I wanted to convert into jpg.

I used the command line tool ImageMagick for Windows, which is free and can be downloaded here:
Download @ ImageMagick

This command will convert all images in the folder and its subfolders from png to jpg with quality 65. The converted files will get the same filename but with jpg extension:

convert is the ImageMagick command running, for /R is used for looping recursively.

Use this command when done to remove all the source png files:

This will delete all png files in this folder and all subfolders.

BareTail – Simple viewer for log files

BareTail – free “live feed” viewer for log files.
* scrolls to last line of log upon updates
* custom highlight certain rows with  a color based on your kewords
Download: https://www.baremetalsoft.com/baretail/index.php

My highlighting settings:
Image 20171020 220003 001
More info: http://geekswithblogs.net/robz/archive/2008/05/09/baretail—log-file-monitoring-tool.aspx

Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

I was recently on a conference and spotted this nice code font:
Fira Code
which makes use of “ligatures” that takes common programming characters and make them more readable.

Such as >= ++ != and presents them in a more condensed and more readable way.

Read more here:
Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

To use in Visual Studio 2017, download from:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases/download/1.204/FiraCode_1.204.zip

Unzip ttf folder select all fonts, right click menu and install.
Open/Restart VS2017 -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and colors -> Select “Fira Code” as font.

Fira Code on github:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

Scott Hanselman on Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

See more code in VS2017 – Shrink Empty Lines Addon

Use this addon for VS 2017:

Source: Shrink Empty Lines – Visual Studio Marketplace

Shrinks empty line height in code editor by 25% to be able to see more lines of codes at a glance.

Read more:
https://visualstudioextensions.vlasovstudio.com/2014/06/04/see-more-lines-of-code-with-syntactic-line-compression/