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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).

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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.

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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.

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