Yesterday, Windows 10 was released. I’ve been working with it through the preview stage and I think Windows 10 has covered a lot of issues that gave Windows 8 such a bad wrap. One very important feature is that Microsoft is offering a FREE upgrade to anybody with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for the next year. I finished the upgrade yesterday and here are a few essential things you should know.
When Costco has a sale on pork belly, it’s hard not to consider making your own bacon. 11.4 pounds of bacon sets us back $24.80, or roughly 2.18 per pound is an amazing deal. However, you can’t just cut up some slices, cook, and eat. You need to cure the bacon first. You’d be surprised that this isn’t as hard as you think!
Zapier to the rescue again!!! We’re using the Bamboo continuous integration platform that Atlassian provides to verify our unit tests are running before we submit pull requests. With 5 developers on a project, each touching different aspects of the code, having a solid unit test foundation is key. While “cloud” bamboo hosting has a variety of notification options, posting to a Slack channel is not one of them. However, this trick will get you running in no time.
I hit a snag this morning. In was in Visual Studio and notified that the Sitefinity Thunder plugin had an update available. Typically updates are good so I went ahead and updated. Oy, not good. It broke my connection with my existing server. It turns out that you have to update the server version as well, which is something we can’t do at this point in time. Continue reading
It’s been nearly a month since our big Texas vacation, but I’ve been busy enough that it took me a little bit to collate all the photos together. Here are a few of my favorites…
While I’m no meteorologist, I’ve always been a bit of a weather junkie. I love tracking the conditions of the moment, seeing how they affect the weather, and even taking a stab at forecasting how things will be for tomorrow. However, I’ve never had a weather station in order to track things at my house, until now. Thanks to some early birthday money, I’m now marking an item off my bucket list and tracking my weather with an AcuRite 5-in-1 Pro Weather Station. Here’s the initial unboxing and thoughts. Continue reading
I’m answering my own question today, but I’ve always been more parital to sunsets than sunrises. Admittedly I have an advantage of getting a great view of them from my deck (or roof) every day. For me, they allow me to reflect on what was done, and what can be done tomorrow. Sunsets remind me of another day accomplished, of uncountable things, little and big, that I am grateful for. They give me peace. Continue reading