Category Archives: Musings

Busy springtime!

Many, many things are keeping me very busy this time of year. Positive things. Very busy.

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Tips for adjusting TableLayoutPanel

UI adjustments feel clumsy until you struggle through several, but there are some techniques that can help. It’s obviously better to see these in use, but a list is at least something to start with. TableLayoutPanel displays a flyout menu … Continue reading

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tip: passive error and warning messages

It’s best to put error/warning messages in very passive, non-blaming language, especially if users might see them. Avoid exclamation marks unless something is seriously wrong and they need to take immediate action, and in that case tell them which actions … Continue reading

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Windows 10 wireless displays

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/UseASecondLaptopAsAnExtendedMonitorWithWindows10WirelessDisplays.aspx Cool!

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Log files and Fail-friendly code

Oh my goodness. Thoughts for the day… Log file-based troubleshooting of deployed applications in limited-access environments has to be one of the most frustrating processes of application development. Magic numbers are EVIL. Lack of default cases is EVIL. Long strands … Continue reading

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On the far side of DevOps

Lately I’m feeling like I am on the far side of DevOps. If you consider DevOps to be a bridge under construction over the chasm between business and IT, I am on sitting on the reaching edge of the business … Continue reading

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Leap day!

Hey, wouldya look at that? It’s leap day!

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Chuckletypo

“Momnitor”

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Cut & Paste & Keyboards

In the early years of Windows, Cut & Paste was an esoteric feature used by brainy gurus. Today, Cut & Paste has become standard fare used by Grandma and Grandpa. Yet we continue to use the same awkward 2-finger left-handed salute, Ctrl-X / Ctrl-V … Continue reading

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U2 in Atlanta

Before the 4D Summit in Atlanta, I was lucky enough to spontaneously catch a U2 show. (Rock on, Brian and Paul!) During the 4D Summit, my English/Irish friend Lo shared a lovely U2 story. Lo’s sister-in-law lived in Dublin, Ireland. … Continue reading

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