windows

How to move the Microsoft OneDrive folder location in Windows 7

Often folks add secondary hard drives to their computers to free up storage space on their primary hard drives.  As part of this process one would typically move various “data” folders from their primary system drive to a secondary hard drive with a larger capacity.  One such example of this could be moving your Microsoft OneDrive folder and all of…

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software, windows

Windows – Quickly launching commonly used programs

A nice feature introduced way back in Windows Vista is being able to “pin” programs to the taskbar and then launch those pinned programs by pressing the Windows key and a number key. Win+1 launches the first program you have pinned, Win+2 launches the second one, and so on.     Just a quick tip in case you didn’t know…

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programming, software

Bring back the HTML Designer in Visual Studio 2010

Here’s a simple but maybe not so obvious tip.  In Visual Studio 2010 the HTML Designer is not enabled by default.  This can easily be re-enabled by knowing where to go in your Visual Studio Options. Simply go into Tools > Options > HTML Designer and check “Enable HTML designer”. That’s it!  After that restart Visual Studio and you’re good…

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Electric Imp, gadgets, general, programming

Our iPhone Powered Coffee Pot

Last year my co-worker and I ordered Electric Imp developer boards and came up with an iPhone powered Coffee Pot.  We setup a website showcasing our little project and got quite a bit of feedback and even some interviews to be in some online articles about what we’ve done. I recently discovered that we were mentioned in a case study…

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gadgets

The best keyboard I’ve ever had

I saw a sale on slickdeals today for the keyboard that I have loved and used for years now, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.  At the time of this posting, Amazon is selling this keyboard for $25, which is a great deal!  If you are a programmer or use your computer all day as part of your job like I…

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Android, iPad, iPhone, mobile, programming, web

Responsive Design and Mobility Tools

Recently while viewing the Pluralsight course Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout and jQuery I came across three handy tools for testing web sites in different mobile browsers.  Each tool works slightly differently but all serve the same general purpose, helping web developers (like me) quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most…

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mac, software, windows

VMWare Fusion 5 Released for Mac Users

For Mac users, one of the most popular ways to use Windows is through a virtual machine method because it allows the Mac user to control their Mac OS X operating system while another operating system runs in a separate window. It is an option separate from using Apple’s Boot Camp ability, which allows the user to partition their storage…

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.net, jQuery, programming

Juice UI: Open source ASP.NET Web Forms components for jQuery UI widgets

Here’s a helpful resource for anybody using ASP.NET Web Forms and jQuery UI.  In this blog post, Jon Galloway highlights JuiceUI, a new open source project from the folks over at appendTo which brings easy server side support for jQuery UI controls to your ASP.NET Webforms applications. I definitely plan on checking out Juice UI the next time I have a…

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programming, software

Web applications are now helping you ditch your mouse!

Being a heavy keyboard only user in many instances and having written desktop applications that focus heavily on keyboard tab order, hot keys, etc., I really enjoyed reading Scott Hansleman’s latest blog post about the web being the new terminal and how many web applications now are building in support for keyboard shortcuts and hot keys.  I definitely see this…

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