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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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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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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.net, programming, software

Visual Studio 2010 Code Metrics Viewer

What is Code Metrics Viewer? – Matthias Friedrich highlights his Visual Studio 2010 Code Metrics Viewer extension which plugs into VS 2010 Professional and uses the Code Metrics Power Tool to provide code metrics information to the IDE. Matthias is blogging a number of posts on this project blog which look at the various features of the viewer and I…

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PHP, programming, software, Wordpress

Simple WordPress Page Redirect Hack

I recently was looking for a way to setup a WordPress Page that actually was just a link/placeholder for an external site. This allows me to have my external page be automatically part of a theme’s navigation, etc. The solution I used is actually pretty simple and allows for an unlimited number of instances of these “redirect pages” without having…

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software, windows

Growing up with Microsoft

I first got started with computers back in the 80’s with a Tandy 1000 Series computer and used MS-DOS quite a bit.  I then graduated from DOS and worked my way through all the Windows versions over the years.  Today I came across this blog post that shows what happens if you try to upgrade a machine from MS-DOS to Windows…

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