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Tools I wish I had known about when I started coding: Revisited

Photo courtesy of Pexels.com A few days ago, I wrote this article for freeCodeCamp which has since gone on to be read more times than I could have ever imagined. The response from the community has been overwhelming, humbling, and inspiring. With the intent of spreading that article as far […]

Shipping vs. Fiddling

https://pixabay.com/en/instrument-music-played-hobby-2505105/ I’ve recently switched to a new computer and did a clean setup. A few days ago I needed to do a tiny update to my home page which is built with Jekyll. Jekyll is a static site generator built with Ruby, so had to install all required dependencies before […]

A C++ Hello World And A Glass Of Wine, Oh My !

https://medium.com/media/6f9fa167123bbb73acb27dbdcda7c8d8/href This is the proper “Hello World” in C++. All the others Hello World are wrong. But this is not where I rant about how using namespace std; crystallizes everything messed up with the teaching of C++. Another time perhaps. Today we are gonna be compiling that hello world so that […]

How to download embedded videos with F12 Tools in your browser

I got an email this week asking how to download some of my Azure Friday video podcast videos from http://friday.azure.com as well as some of the Getting Started Videos from Azure.com. NOTE: Respect copyright and consider what you’re doing and WHY before you use this technique to download videos that […]

Use a second laptop as an extended monitor with Windows 10 wireless displays

James Clarke from the Windows team rolled into a meeting today with two Surfaces…but one had no keyboard. Then, without any ceremony, he proceeded to do this: Now, I consider myself a bit of a Windows Productivity Tips Gourmand, and while I was aware of Miracast and the general idea […]

Use a second laptop as an extended monitor with Windows 10 wireless displays

James Clarke from the Windows team rolled into a meeting today with two Surfaces…but one had no keyboard. Then, without any ceremony, he proceeded to do this: Now, I consider myself a bit of a Windows Productivity Tips Gourmand, and while I was aware of Miracast and the general idea […]