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I’ve given up on Windows Phone 10

To know me is to know that I’ve been a fan of the re-imagined Windows Mobile/Windows Phone for the past ~6 years or so – since Windows Phone 7 came out. Was I doing it to be different? No, not

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Uncategorized

Using Kubuntu for an easy, secure, privacy-based workstation setup

One of the good things about Linux is there are many, many distributions from which to chose. That is also the bad part about Linux! There are many, many great distributions. Over the last couple of years, I’ve really gravitated

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized

New Github and Nuget Package: Division42.Data.Repository.EntityFramework

OK, this is it! If you are a developer and have talked to me about a relational database in the past year or two, you no doubt have heard my long-winded speeches on how I like the “Repository Pattern” on

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, DI and IOC, Entity Framework, General, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Unit Testing

Book review: Banana Pro Blueprints by Follmann/Zhang

The Banana Pro is a competing, small-form-factor, Single Board Computer (SBC) similar to a Raspberry Pi, except the Banana Pro has more, and better specs in many regards. This book explores several projects that you can do with a Banana

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Professional Development, Raspberry Pi, Uncategorized

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Windows 10 mobile Continuum is pretty cool!

There exists this concept that your computer, tablet, or phone can use “mirroring” to show its content onto a TV screen. On a Mac, it’s called AirPlay, on Windows 10, it’s called a wireless display, and for other things, it’s

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Windows, WindowsPhone

5 reasonable steps to significantly increase your online security and privacy

As I’ve been expanding my “cybersecurity” (or “cysec”, as I call it and am trying to get to catch on) knowledge, I’ve been very disturbed by what I’ve been finding. I went from thinking: “most things are reasonably secure, I’d

Posted in Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized
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