Category Archives: Programming

MVC SVG Tutorial (Sample code)


We all know that it is best practice in a responsive world to use SVG, but this is slightly more complicated within the MVC Razor view engine. Since SVG files are recognized as xml files and not image files other … Continue reading

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So you wanna make a Healthcare website..?


All the kerfluffel around the HealthCare.Gov website debacle is a bit funny and frustrating to me. I start with the frustrating bits, and then I will discuss the humor in it all. It’s Frustrating that the Senators are not asking the right questions and … Continue reading

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All your Foreign key are showing!


Just this week I needed the ability to find all the foreign keys in my SQL DB as there was something that didn’t quite makes sense to me, and it’s better to know then to be sorry.. Here is the … Continue reading

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To build a better mouse trap…


Where is the next Horizon? I find it appropriate as we have gotten to the plateau and nobody can seem to see the next higher mountain… and I am in a “giving my opinion” mood lately… So what are the … Continue reading

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XBOX ONE Reveal… – Reviewed


New Features Personalizable home screen “Trending” Live Tile TV Tuner voice activated Replaces your cable receiver XBOX ONE Guide HULU -Like Favorites & Trending Multi Tasking Multi threading “desktop” Natural User Interface Use your xbox like in Minority report Skype on … Continue reading

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Fun with Generators


I love the idea of code generators (been using Code Smith Recently), and I even keep a project lying around on my hard drive(s) called Zathras, (an alien from the Babylon 5 Universe who works tirelessly) that has a bunch of … Continue reading

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C++ Lib or Dll?


I have been looking into Developing Win8 Games using C++ and the first question I was faced with was should I use a C++ Lib or a C++ Dll, and what is the difference, why should I choose one over … Continue reading

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TFS Errors TF246017 & TF400324


TF246017: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database. Verify that the server that is hosting the database is operational, and that network problems are not blocking communication with the server. TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from … Continue reading

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Loading Path control from string with Binding


I’ve been wrestling with this dang idea for a long time lately and I found the answer.. hopefully this will help many others… as it turns out i don’t think you can Bind path data to a string, however you can get … Continue reading

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Step by step to deploying App to Surface


Magenic recently gave out it’s Christmas present, so the first thing I did was try to deploy code to it.. and then I wrote the tutorial,  so you can: Download the ARM version of Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012  to your … Continue reading

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