PowerShell: Trigger IFTTT Maker Channel using PowerShell v2


I’m in an environment where only PowerShell version 2 is available, which limits functionality and forces me into workarounds. I’ve been interested in using the Maker Channel on IFTTT in PowerShell for some time, but everybody seems to be using¬†Invoke-RestMethod, which is unavailable in PowerShell v2. The following function uses the .NET object¬†System.Net.WebClient to accomplish the trigger in the older … Read More

Automatically Play Music After the Game with IFTTT and Pivot Power Genius

For some reason, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to automatically (triggered somehow through the internet) play a song at the conclusion of a sporting event for some time now. I’m not a programmer, I still haven’t really put a good-faith effort toward learning how to work with Arduino, and I’m not an expert on crawling the … Read More

RSS -> IFTTT -> GetPocket.com: A True Replacement for Google Reader

When Google announced that they were going to permanently shutter Google Reader, I wasn’t sure where to go. Well, that is, after the initial shock. Why, Google? Anyway, I went through and tried a bunch of different replacement services and none really felt right. So, I found a better option. Here’s how you can do it too.