No windows?!?!

Having just installed Pi-Hole, I made an interesting observation as I analysed what is running on my home network… Ever since late 2016 I’ve been moving to linux or apple OS’s. Now I don’t have a single windows machine. With the exception of the XBox One, everything is linux, or android, MacOS or iOS. For […]

For $350, the Yoga 710 is a great linux 2:1

If you’re looking for an inexpensive 2:1 to run Linux I would highly recommend the Yoga 710, 11.6″. I found an open box deal from BestBuy at $350 and eBay has plenty of them running form $300-400. For that price you get a solidly built fanless 2:1 laptop, with  4 cores, 4GB Ram and 128GB […]

DynamicRestProxy Documentation

Just published some documentation for DynamicRestProxy: As of right now still a work in process but hopefully helps those using this library.

Fishing off the Desktop Bridge. Package Your Appx

Now that you’ve defined how your package will be structured, you need to build the AppX Package. Before getting to that though there are some things you’ll need… Prerequisites Windows 10 Anniversary update or later. I assume because the anniversary update include the infrastructure to run a Win32 app in a UWP container. Windows 10 SDK. You’ll […]

Fishing Off the Desktop Bridge. Your AppXManifest

Start with the Documentation The Desktop Bridge documentation has gotten better and better since the released the first preview. They have lot’s good articles, GitHub samples, snippets and guidance. I’ll try to cover some specifics and tie things together based on my experience. After you’ve brushed up on the documentation the next step is to generate an […]

Orthodox C++

It’s been quite some time since anyone has paid me to write C++, but once upon a time they actually did. Since that time, at least watching questions on StackOverflow, “modern” C++ has seemed increasingly foreign and arcane. Excessive meta-programming, compile time evaluation, references, traits, autos, lamdas, move constructors… Seems like one has to spend more […]

DigitalOcean Tutorials Pretty Much Rock

DigitalOcean tutorials are one of their best features (which is saying a lot as managing a VPS there is cheap and easy). There look to be hundreds of them, they are concise and explicit. From setting up and hardening Ubuntu, to installing the LEMP stack and WordPress, they made getting this site going a snap. Kudos […]

From GUI to CLI

So thus far I’m running an Ubuntu desktop on a Chromebook (mostly to play around with VSCode and dotnetcore) and this here Linux VPS running wordpress. Now I’m not a 100% *nix noob but pretty close. The last time I really interacted with a Unix system in a meaningful way was college (SCO and Irix). My first observation […]

Fishing off of the Desktop Bridge

The Desktop Bridge helps us convert Win32 apps to UWP apps without needing an immediate and massive rewrite. Microsoft is pushing developers to do all desktop application in the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) model. UWP is the latest in their application framework technologies, targeting Windows 10 across desktop, tablet and mobile versions. Unlike UWP, which runs […]