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Windows 10 Threshold 2 Update
Hmm … not an awful lot to report … hardly anything “new” to play with / enjoy. But it did wreck my http.sys config which lost me a [...]
FireFox Finally Arrives On iOS
Finally my favorite browser makes it to the hallowed walled garden that is Apple iOS.  I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time and [...]
MvvmCross Beta5 & SidePanel Navigation Sample
There is a new release of MvvmCross yesterday that takes the platform to v4 beta 5 that was released yesterday.  I’ve also contributed a new v4 [...]
Need a CRAN / R Time Machine for Old R Windows Binaries??
I was recently in a situation where I needed to find some pre-compiled Windows binaries for the XML package.  Yes the old XML package that everyone seems [...]
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Reinstalling Windows 10 After Upgrade
So, shortly after upgrading my machine to Windows 10 I suffered a major fault with the installation of Windows on the OS SSD drive.  No fault of Windows = [...]
Enable ASP.NET 4.5 On Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1
By default IIS and ASP.NET aren’t configured as part of a Windows setup (for obvious reasons) so developers are used to having to register IIS [...]
Xamarin Android Player in Windows 10
After having upgraded to Windows 10 I found that I had some networking issues running the Xamarin Android Player.  When trying to start the emulator it [...]
Upgrading to Windows 10
Crazy? I don’t know yet but I decided to go for the upgrade to Windows 10 on day 1 … Most of the update motored through the process seemingly [...]
Missing Icon Overlays
I need to look into whether this is an issue on Windows 10.  But this is definitely an issue on Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows only uses the first 15 entries [...]
Package Dependencies & Deploying .NET
I recently had a requirement to completely package up a .NET application so that it was extremely portable beyond it’s initial installation. By [...]
WPF ListBoxItem Selected Background Highlight in Windows 8
When targeting the way a ListBoxItems are styled on pre Windows 8 platforms you could easily change with style syntax like: This would essentially override [...]
TeamCity Backup Location Outside TeamCity Data Directory
By default TeamCity doesn’t allow you to place backup files outside the default data directory (internally known as the TeamCityData).  If you want [...]
Xamarin Android Automated CI Publishing Using MSBuild & JetBrains TeamCity
I love automating processes and making things consistently repeatable.  Continuous integration is your friend, yes it can take time to setup but if you [...]
Xamarin iOS Build Server is Too Old
This is silly message really. If you’re getting this error (or something similar) but you also know that you’re running the latest version of [...]
Learning MvvmCross
Learning a new technology can sometimes be a very time consuming and error prone process.  The more complex the technology the longer this process can go [...]
Xamarin Android AXML Intellisense
Hmm … missing your lovely Xamarin Android intellisense in the Visual Studio .axml code editor?  Me too … The Solution Open Visual Studio Open [...]
Xamarin Android Player in VirtualBox with Fiddler as Proxy to IISExpress API
So today was another learning experience indeed.  I decided to try Xamarins own Android Emulator today.  I’ve had so many odd problems with the [...]
View IISEXpress Hosted Sites On Your Local Network
This is a useful little tidbit of knowledge to have.  Suppose you can browse to your new spanky site using IISExpress at http://localhost:54275/ … [...]
Upgrading MVC4 to MVC5 and WebAPI1 to WebAPI2 – MEF – DotNetOpenAuth
Originally Written 20 June 2014 So, if you have found this blog post as you are going through this process and have hit numerous brick walls I’m [...]