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Taming RSS Feeds with XML::RSS and Template::Toolkit

This is a remarkably simple trick which I’ve found very handy. With a few lines of Perl you can take any RSS feed and format it to your liking.

Get the Feed

You can do this using LWP::Simple:

use LWP::Simple;

my $feed_url = ‘http://feeds.b…


VMware Powershell VI Toolkit 1.5 Released for Windows with 32 new cmdlets

VMware has released VI Toolkit 1.5. They have added 32 new cmdlets, enhanced their existing cmdlets, and fixed tons of bugs. VI Toolkit (for Windows) is a command-line and scripting tool built on Windows PowerShell, and provides more than 150 cmdlets for managing and automating your VMware Infrastructure. VI Toolkit (for Windows) 1.5 Beta supports […]