Cannot ping or RDP to Windows 10 machine

Problem This is a particularly stupid gotcha. For a long time now I haven’t been able to RDP into my Windows 10 Surface Pro 4. I tried everything I could think of or look up including but not li...

Padding a string in tSQL

Gotcha There isn’t a Pad Left or Pad Right function in tSQL. Solution There is a lengthy discussion about this topic already on Stack Overflow here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16760900...

Guide to using Git for TFS users

Introduction It’s that time again – that time where the development industry has decided for us that what we were using before isn’t good enough anymore and everyone needs to change ...

A very basic guide to GIT commands

Why GIT commands? When you use GIT long enough, you begin to realize it is just easier to use GIT commands. Using a console is faster in every way because UI for some reason or another is laggy and sl...

HBO’s Silicon Valley

HBO’s Silicon Valley I have been avoiding watching HBO’s Silicon Valley for a long time now, I have heard it is funny and that I should watch it. I had knee surgery recently so I decided s...

Why months is a terrible measurement

Introduction There have been numerous times that I have been asked to provide a threshold or measure something in months. I always warn that this is a bad idea, but quickly I am over ruled because wah...

Tips on onedrive-d and re-installing it

Introduction I recently install Mint Linux on a tiny $200 13″ laptop because Windows 10 was killing its performance since I got it. I got this low powered sad excuse for a laptop because the onl...

Using the WCF Test Client without Visual Studio

Introduction There are times when you need to use the WCF test client in places where Visual Studio is not installed, namely a production server or a non-developer machine at times. There is a post on...