About Adam Driscoll

Adam is an experienced software developer and Microsoft MVP with a specialization in PowerShell. He's an independent contractor working for a security software company developing solutions around Active Directory and ASP.NET Core. You'll typically find him speaking at conferences, riding his bike or traveling the globe.

Pioneer Cabin Loop – Sun Valley, Idaho

Today we took a hike out to Pioneer Cabin. It's located east of Sun Valley, Idaho. It offers extremely good views of the Pioneer Mountains. Getting There To access the trailhead, you'll head east out of Sun Valley via Sun Valley Road. This will eventually turn into Trail Creek Road. The Trail Creek Summit is [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sun Valley

I haven't posted on this blog in awhile. I've been busy working at STEALTHbits and Ironman Software. Sarah has been traveling around interviewing for jobs pretty much non-stop and working to finish her dissertation. Most of our time has been spent in Madison, Wisconsin with a few short trips around the area. Bank vault [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Travel|1 Comment

Gathering Desktop App Analytics Data Using the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol

In my last post, I went over some of the tooling I’m using to develop my first software offering completely on my own. One of those tools is the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol. Like many website owners, I use Google Analytics to track hits and behavior on my site. I’ve hooked Analytics into the Google [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

My First Three Months of Selling My Own Software

TLDR: I've sold 40 licenses, made some money and did it with very little monetary expense.  I announced my experiment about three months ago and shipped my first version about a month later. After feeling burnt out on my open source project, I needed something to make it exciting again. I had always considered monetizing my [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

7 Days in Iceland – Hiking the Laugavegur Trail

Day 1 We arrived in Reykjavík at around 6 AM Icelandic time and had to make our way to the trail head in Landmannalaugar to start our trek. The first order of business was to take a 45-minute bus ride from Keflavík to downtown Reykjavík. We took the bus to the central bus terminal, BSI, [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

My Experiment – PowerShell Pro Tools for Visual Studio 2017

TLDR: Check out the very early beta of my new PowerShell Pro Tools for VS 2017 that contains a PowerShell form designer. Available on the Marketplace. I have been working on PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio, formerly PowerGUI VSX, for almost 7 years. My first checkin to CodePlex (RIP), was on June 12, 2010. A lot [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Programmer|0 Comments

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Nestled between a lush mountain range about an hour and a half north of Chiang Mai resides a 250-acre sanctuary for elephants and many of their smaller friends at the Elephant Nature Park. Several weeks before heading to Thailand we reserved a spot on a tour to the park. We were surprised to find the [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Monk Trail

We have been visiting Thailand for the last week. We spent a couple days in Bangkok and explored some temples around the area. We then hopped down to Phuket and took in some sunshine and lounged on the beach. Finally, we’ve arrived in Chiang Mai. It’s a historic and holy city speckled with temples connected [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments

What I learned from the doctor about Thailand

As Sarah and I gear up for our upcoming trip to Thailand, I made a last-minute stop at the local travel clinic to ensure I was up to date on my vaccinations. Here some things that the doctor recommended when traveling to Thailand this time of year. Vaccinations If traveling primarily in only urban areas [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments