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Running XSL Transforms Whenever You Change Your XSL File

I don't often have to write XSL transforms these days; it just doesn't come up as often as it did 10-15 years ago. On the rare occasion I do have to tinker with XSLT, I'd like instant feedback. I want to see the results of my changes right away, without having to manually run the transform (either from the command line or a menu item).


Writing ID3 Tags for Windows From the Command Line

I will preface this by saying the reason I needed to figure this out is a little dumb. See, I'm one of the few remaining people in the world who still has a Windows Phone 7 device. I bought an HTC HD7 back in 2011 and it's still going strong. I've been eyeing the 8.1 phones for a while, but I haven't been able to justify a new phone while this one still works. So here I am, still putting podcasts on my phone with the Zune software, like an animal.


Upload to Dropbox from the command line in Windows

I've got an instance of TeamCity running on an Azure VM that I use for build and deployment automation, and a few weeks ago I finally got around to setting up the build, tests, and packaging of a Windows desktop application I've been working on for a while. Up to this point I'd been building the installers manually and shipping them to my partners for testing via a shared Dropbox folder. Once I had the project building on check-ins and running all the automated tests, I really wanted to get to the point where I could release a new version with a button push. My partners are already comfortable with receiving installers via Dropbox and I didn't feel like setting up and maintaining an FTP server (in addition to setting them up with FTP clients). So I needed a way to get TeamCity build artifacts into Dropbox easily.