Several months ago I wrote a blog that was titled "Fun with Search Engines (Bing versus [other])," where I described how I had used the Bing Search API and Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 to trick users on my home network into using a website that looked and acted like a Big Search Engine That's Not Bing (BSETNB) even though it was secretly using Bing under the hood. If you had read my earlier blog you would have known that I did this as a test to see if anyone would detect any differences, and oddly enough no one actually noticed.
I have to admit right up front that I'm not a PowerShell expert. But having said that, I had a great question a few days ago from Chris Morrow at MaximumASP - Chris asked how I could use PowerShell to modify the Configuration Redirection settings for IIS 7. I had only written PowerShell scripts that accessed settings in the applicationHost.config file, so Chris' question piqued my curiosity. After a while my curiosity gave way to obsession when my first couple of attempts weren't successful, but I'll spare you the details and stick to describing what worked. ;-]
Someone asked me an interesting question the other day, "How do I detect if any users are leeching my FTP site?" That's a great question, and it warrants some explanation and a little LogParser code.