Within Visual Studio there is a console window that many know little about. I myself have finally started researching ways to improve my productivity via this console window, the Package Manager Console. In doing my research and using some of these commands on a daily or weekly basis, I figured […]

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After installing some recent updates to some visual studio extensions and features, I started getting the following error when I was trying to start up Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012. “exception was thrown by the target of an invocation” After Googling around for a little bit, I found […]

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Description Dawn is a morning assistant app which will display the meetings for the day, as well as display basic weather and traffic conditions in your area to know how that drive into work will be. You can also set up reminders to launch the application on a scheduled basis […]

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I needed a way to quick, free way to check what compiled in a DLL on something that built in a big project. It seemed like no matter how I built, it was getting some old code. So, I googled and some big names had some free decompilers already available. […]

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So after years of copying data to Notepad++, then formatting to use in an IN condition, I decided to create an application to perform that function for me, at a fraction of the time. The tool is called SQL-In and can be used to parse data with common or a custom […]

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AutoHotkey, my new favorite hotkey/snippet tool. It can do things from opening your frequently used folders or applications with a few button presses, to replacing lines and words with snippets, or even interacting with your mouse. If you haven’t started using AutoHotkey yet to increase your efficiency, start. You will notice […]

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I use Notepad++ all the time for both home and work, whether I’m debugging or formatting HTML, PHP, C#, etc… I had an issue recently however where it would have been nice to have multiple instances on different monitors. So I searched their site for anything to create new windows […]

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So, you are in PuTTY and need to enable Agent Fowarding. This wasn’t super easy to find so I thought I’d post how I got there. View the image below as a guide as well. Go : Connection -> SSH -> Auth -> Then in the Authentication Parameters click the Allow agent […]

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I had found a nice little utility today from a lifehacker explaining about text expansion. Basically it’s a global text completion software which will be able auto complete text you are writing as in Word, but works in a text software. Not as good as Visual Studio’s Intellisense, however this can be […]

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