Fun with WSL, GitHub CLI and Windows Notifications

Part 2: Using toast for richer desktop notifications

Introduction In the last post we saw how to create a drop-in replacement for notify-send. This allowed us to take a script that used notify-send and run it without modification. In this post, we’ll take a look at how we can update that script to take better advantage of Windows notifications. At the end of the last post, the notification was fairly generic as shown below: In this post, we’ll update the script to indicate whether the run finished successfully or not, change the title to “GitHub”, and include an “Open in Browser” link: [Read More]

Fixing Clock Skew with WSL 2

Getting errors because your WSL 2 clock is out of sync? FOllow these steps to automatically sync it

Visual Studio Code and Dev containers in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

UPDATE (2020-04-08): With the 1.44 release of Visual Studio Code (and the corresponding Remote Containers release), the Insiders release is no longer needed as the . I have updated the post to reflect this (update made in vscode dev container on stable release 😁). Introduction In my previous post I gave some thoughts on using Visual Studio Code dev containers. Until very recently your source code needed to be cloned in Windows in order to be able to build and run dev containers with Visual Studio Code. [Read More]