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Mithril Rising

This is a follow up to a post I wrote last year about Mithril v0.24. At the time of this writing, Mithril’s current release is v:1.1.6. There are a number of small changes and some...

Tweetz Release 1.2.4 - Screen Off Detection

This release fixes a long standing problem where tweetz wakes up the screen after it automatically shuts off as directed by the user’s power settings. Just determining what caused it to wake up was a...

Tweetz Desktop Support for 280 Characters

This release supports 280 character tweets. The strange and complex twitter API just got a little weirder. One has to actually check three different places in the payload for the text of the tweet (no...

Quick Tip - Clear ReSharper's Cache to Fix False Errors

I rely on ReSharper to spot errors and suggest code refactorings. I particularly like how it can simplify boolean expressions. It’s always reminding me there are new features in the language (C# and JavaScript) that...

Quick Tip - Refined GitHub

I keep the number of extensions I use in my browser to a minimum, mostly because they tend to interfere with performance or functionality of the browser. However, I recently came across Refined GitHub. It...

Vertical Layout for HTML Tables

One of the difficulties I find with writing HTML tables is managing all the closing tags and indention to keep the code readable. Recently, I discovered the HTML5 spec does not require closing tags for...

Visual Studio 2017 Installer Quick Tip

I hadn’t realized until today that you can select individual components in the new Visual Studio Installer. In particular, the Community Edition does not install the .NET 4.7 targeting pack by default. There are some...

VSColorOutput for VS 2017 Released

Version 2.5 is updated to support Visual Studio 2017. Visual Studio 2010 support has been dropped because the Visual Studio Marketplace no longer accepts VS 2010 projects in the new .visx manifest format required for...

Quick ReSharper tip for inline templates

I just discovered a nifty little feature of ReSharper that makes inline template editing much nicer. function hcvdGridDirective($http): ng.IDirective { // language=html const template = ` <div> <grid-ex grid-options="ctrl.gridOptions"></grid-ex> </div>`; The addition of // language=html...

NoSQL vs. NewSQL: What's the Difference?

NoSQL and NewSQL are two types of databases. It is often told that the field of database administration is often dull and boring but the exciting words like Big Data and IoT have increased interest...
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