The WetHat Lab site contains some of the results of my hobby software development projects. WetHat lab working hours are mainly during bad weather. Therefore the name WetHat you might guess. In fact WetHat comes from a local saying where sombody with crazy ideas is wearing a wet hat.

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Since I am a professional software developer I have to use various command shells to customize development environments, build systems, and to administer Windows and Unix systems. When Microsoft announced Windows Powershell my first reaction was oh my - not another shell. This attitude did not change until I joined a SharePoint 2010 development project where I could not avoid PowerShell any longer. I did not take long to realize where the power in Powershell lies (object pipeline; access to .net framework class libraries; management cmdlets for many Windows server components). Over time I collected code snipets the solve a variety of problems. For introductory information about Powershell see the Wikipedia PowerShell article. To browse my code snippets go to the Windows Powershell Code Snippet Gallery

I had been using Bart's Preinstall Environment (BartPE) for quite some time  to help me maintain and recover computers at work and at home, when I came accross the BootLand forums. This site is dedicated to the development of bootable media of all sorts. It did not take long until I found the VistaPE project and later the Win7PE_SE. Both projects consist of scripts for the Winbuilder application to create bootable CD, DvD or USB media based on the kernel of Windows Vista or Windows 7 (among others). When I found out that it is substantially easier to develop scripts for VistaPE or Win7PE than it is for BartPE, I was sold on the idea to create my own scripts. This was the birth of the VistaPE & Win7PE_SE lab project.  If you want to build a Winbuilder boot CD or bootable USB drive yourself, take a look at:

Smart Cliens refer to applications which are delivered over the intenet. Unlike Java applets or ActiveX controls they can run outside the browser and provide a rich user experience.  See the Smart Cient Wikiedia article for more information.

On the Downloads page you will find a collection of Smart Clients of all flavors.

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