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How to resize an AWS EBS volume

Posted Dec 29 2010 by in Cloud with Comments Off on How to resize an AWS EBS volume

I have been using Amazon’s cloud services for a large project I am working on, and I have to say…it is pretty sweet! Here is a little gotcha, however, that might help someone down the road. Continue Reading…

Windows Installer is Stupid

Posted Dec 2 2010 by in General with Comments Off on Windows Installer is Stupid

I really dislike the Windows Installer system. Really. Since I flipped over to the Mac and only run Windows for the stuff I really need to (like Visual Studio) inside Parallels, I really dread when I have to install something. In MacOS X it is so…painless. In Windows…root canal. Continue Reading…

Resuming paused applications in Finder

Posted Oct 20 2010 by in MacOS with Comments Off on Resuming paused applications in Finder

I had an odd occurrence today. I was copying a relatively huge (50Gb), live, web site onto a USB drive using Transmit and, since it was going to take a while, I left it overnight. When I got to my desk this morning, my MacBook Pro was in an unhappy state. Even though I was copying to an external drive, Finder was complaining that my startup disk was almost full, and indeed it was. WTF? Continue Reading…

Method not found: ‘Boolean System.Threading.WaitHandle.WaitOne(System.TimeSpan)’

Posted Jun 25 2010 by in Programming with Comments Off on Method not found: ‘Boolean System.Threading.WaitHandle.WaitOne(System.TimeSpan)’

The above exception came up quite unexpectedly at a customer yesterday. WTF? This method certainly exists on my machine, and every other machine we tested on up until now? How can a core .NET function not exist?

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On the shoulders of giants

Posted May 6 2010 by in General, Programming with Comments Off on On the shoulders of giants

While I don’t plan to blog often, there are times during the course of my work when I run into a difficult technical problem whose solution, almost invariably, comes from someone else “out there”. This blog will attempt to collect some of those solutions, to make it easier for others with the same problem to find them.

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