Windows 10 – the first 24 hours

I took the plunge installing Windows 10 on my ASUS EEE PC Netbook, results so far have been fair. Preparation First things first, this is a low powered machine with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive which is partitioned as 100GB for the system drive and the remainder as a data drive, it came … Continue reading Windows 10 – the first 24 hours

Remember that old software never dies …

I just got assigned a defect that relates to a previous product that is essentially in life support mode.  This is not that unusual, the problem is that the issue is related to a feature that allows that product to interface to the product that preceded that one! On top of that, it is running … Continue reading Remember that old software never dies …

Left Behind (2014)

Left Behind (2014) is another bad movie choice by Nicolas Cage, he seems to be making a habit of this recently.  I sat through this with the missus who had already seen it and was astounded that anyone spent any money making this movie.  It also astounded me that anyone who had already seen it would … Continue reading Left Behind (2014)

Visual Eclipse Studio, boy am I confused (?)

This is what happens when you start Visual Studio and Eclipse at the same time, it threw me for a loop when I saw it but it does make sense in a perverted sort of way.  Now all I need to do is to remember what damn hotkey is used for what and I'm all … Continue reading Visual Eclipse Studio, boy am I confused (?)

Fixing a great picture …

Well I think it is a good picture, it is one of me from about 30 years ago. I recently found this negative in a packet along with the photographs, since I have been on a mission for the last couple of years to scan all my negatives this set was just another one on … Continue reading Fixing a great picture …

Notepad++ 6.6 is getting better all the time …

Notepad++ is my favourite editor for all things programming (C++, XML, JavaScript and more.  Version 6.6 introduces the simplest feature that you never knew that you needed (about time too); file snapshots. This allows you to close the program and not worry about saving any unsaved files, they are simply restored when you restart the … Continue reading Notepad++ 6.6 is getting better all the time …

A Michigan Winter – Such Fun.

For all my friends in Michigan who are suffering from the state of the roads my suggestion is to write to your state representatives for action. Here is a pro-forma letter that I just sent out to both my representatives. You can get the name and email addresses from this web site, just put in … Continue reading A Michigan Winter – Such Fun.