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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

Locking down Windows 10 (a little bit), in 5 easy steps

If you are using Windows 10, there are many, many privacy things to worry about – in terms of how much of your data and metadata that Microsoft and its’ advertising partners vacuum of your computer. However beyond that, there

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Moving from Linux, back to Windows 10 and Office. Ugg.

I’m defeated. I’m crawling back, with my tail between my legs. Linux has failed me. I REALLY wanted a non-Microsoft, non-Apple alternative to computing and Linux has come SO far! So, I’ve blogged several times about the transition one might

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Windows

Enforcing HTTPS, and your main/simple URL in IIS

As I’m working on another app with a website, there are things I wanted to do as I was setting it up: If the users navigates to http:// I want to redirect to https:// (for any URL on the site)

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Windows

Qubes – the most secure operating system that exists!

My brother John pointed me to this article: This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked (thehackernews)http://thehackernews.com/2015/10/secure-operating-system.html which describes a little bit about a new operating system called Qubes. Despite being intrigued, even after reading I

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Open Source, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Switching the primary domain controller in Active Directory (FSMO)

As I’ve been re-working some of the my infrastructure, I wanted to bring my domain controllers up to Windows Server 2012 R2, and I also want to move one of the virtual machines too. So, how to do you that?

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