Category Archives: Essentials

iPhone 7+ – First Look

What can I say that you don’t already know?   [Updated Sept 23, 09:19: To reset the iPhone 7, hold the power button and the volume down button until you see the apple The battery does seem to last much … Continue reading

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MacOs Sierra – first look

[Updated 11:26 EDT] macOS Sierra is here (goodbye Mac OSX) It has only a few new features, most notable of which is Siri on the Mac. Siri works ok, not great.  And even when she is fully  understanding my requests, there … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #163: James Montemagno and Xamarin Cycle 8

James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Mac Utilities

I have experimented with a number of different utilities.  I’m going to list some of them here, and then invite you to please add your preferred utilities that I haven’t tried yet, and why you like them. The following are … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #162 What’s New in C# 7 with Mads Torgersen

Mads Torgersen is a Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for the evolution of C#.  What’s new in C# 7

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Yet Another Podcast #161 – David Britch

David Britch is a Developer/Writer at Xamarin, and has previously spent many years working on projects for different groups at Microsoft. David has authored and contributed to a range of recent software development publications including books, guidance documentation, reference implementations, … Continue reading

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Back to the Web – but where to start?

In my previous post I described my desire to revive my web programming skills and tune up to the latest frameworks.  The question is: which frameworks, and in what order? This is a question that I struggled over for quite … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #159 – Shawn Wildermuth

Shawn Wildermuth is a world-renowned speaker, and a world-class Pluralsight author. He has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2002, he’s also involved with Microsoft as … Continue reading

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$50 Discount at TechBash

I’ll be speaking at TechBash in September. Use this code: LIBERTY, (all caps) for a $50 discount. Thanks!

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$50 Discount on DevIntersections / Angle Brackets

I’ll be speaking at DevIntersections/ AngleBrackets in October. Use this code: LIBERTY, (all caps) for a $50 discount.         Thanks!

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Yet Another Podcast #158 – Angular 2 Documentation with Ward Bell

Ward Bell is a Microsoft MVP, and is a Google GDE (Google Developer Expert)  and the President of IdeaBlade, makers of Breeze.  He is responsible for the Angular 2 documentation and has been deeply enmeshed in the day to day … Continue reading

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Effects with XAML

In this excellent article, Nish Anil describes how to modify controls using Effects – a lighter weight approach than creating custom renderers.  His examples, however, are all in C#, so I decided to translate them into XAML.  To begin I … Continue reading

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