Then one day... I saw this remarkable violet weed in the forest. It lured me closer and closer. I took my camera out, made it go into a macro mode, and felt the shutter click. The plant was most intriguing. All those fractal branches...
I somehow didn't like Powershell so much. To be honest, the syntax and most of its output seemed somehow hollow compared to Unix and Linux shell scripts that I'd been used to. But on the other hand I knew Microsoft platform and PCs running on it would be probably a big part of my studies and work, so getting more tools to cut back on the repetitive slack would be a sane thing to do. After all, computer science and practical management of IT should be about creating and doing things the way you want, not the way you're being told by your computers.
Using shell scripting has benefits. Even though it has a learning curve and it's not easy in the beginning, you can't much disagree with the benefits:
- repeatability of processes
- speed (versus doing by hand)
- unrelentless and ever vigilant execution of monitoring
- effort can be duplicated
- someone else can do useful things and distribute them to you