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Modifying test data for privacy

Sometimes I get actual live data from a client to track down a bug that only happens with their data.…

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Found the cause for ADB error message “Could not open interface: e00002c5”

I spent way too much time tracking down a problem that prevented ADB on my Macbook from seeing my phone.  While…

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Adding Google Play Services to Visual Studio Android Emulator

Out of the box, the Visual Studio Android Emulator (and the Genymotion emulator, and the Xamarin Android Player) does not…

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Thoughts on One Trick Ponies

When your company is a one trick pony (Apple), that pony (the iPhone) better be a compelling trick.  ZDNet’s Ed…

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Get AMPed for faster page loading on mobile

Embed from Getty Images I just updated this blog to use the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) plugin for WordPress.  AMP…

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Generating new row numbers in SQL based on a starting value

Embed from Getty Images One of our support people came to me with an interesting task.  He needed to add…

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FBI vs Apple vs the Consequences

There has been a lot of conversations about the court order that the FBI has filed on Apple.  If you…

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Use Powershell to batch rename files from digital cameras

If your household is like my household, then you’ll have more than one digital camera laying around.  My wife and…

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“What would you do to revive Windows Phone?”

A recent post on Twitter by Brad Sams asks the question What would you do to revive Windows Phone? —…

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Windows Live Writer is dead, Long Live Open Live Writer

In case you missed it, Microsoft has allowed Windows Live Writer (WLW) to go open source.  The new project is…

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