Yesterday I was on the MS Dev Show discussing Azure Mobile Services. We discussed what AMS is, why you would want to use it, and in general, the amazing amount of functionality it provides to developers expanding their mobile presence.
Check out the episode here: Azure Mobile Services with Brandon Martinez.
Last summer I started biking as my exercise of choice. I purchased a Trek Verve 2 from the local bike shop, along with all the basics (helmet, travel bags, etc), and set out to ride over 600 miles last summer.
Using MapMyRide I was able to track all of my biking progress. However, I didn’t have a good way to see my progress during the ride; I would just start the workout, tuck my phone into the bike pouch, and be on my way. Well, I finally found the solution to that problem: the HandleBand.
After picking up a license of Camtasia for Mac while at That Conference, I thought it would be awesome to put it to use by recording a post-processing session. Continue reading…
Recently ran into this interesting issue when trying to export a BACPAC:
The MS_Description extended property is apparently not supported by the export data-tier application utility. Continue reading…
It’s hard to believe that six years have passed since I married my wife. I still remember when she walked down the aisle, as beautiful as I had ever seen her:
I don’t even remember how I found this video, but I find it interesting all of the number of ways to pronounce Bokeh. Personally, I’ve always pronounced it like bo • kuh:
If you’ve setup a new IIS website and app pool and try hosing a .NET application, you may run into this error: HTTP Error 500.21 – Internal Server Error Handler “ExtensionlessUrlHandler-Integrated-4.0″ has a bad module “ManagedPipelineHandler” in its module list.
Luckily, it’s very easy to resolve. Run the follow command from an elevated command prompt:
If you’re on a 32-bit machine, you may have to use the following:
Try reloading your site; you should be set to go!
This is one of my favorite Lightroom tutorials; a very simple technique to make your low-contrast photos pop.
If you’ve ever experienced the dreaded Saving changes is not permitted dialog in SQL Management Studio, this tip is for you.
To disable the message, open the Tools -> Options menu and navigate to Designers -> Table and Database Designers:
From there uncheck the Prevent saving changes that require table re-creation checkbox. Hit the OK button and you’ll be all set.
While this change might not be recommended if you’re in a production environment, it’s great to get rid of this block when you’re developing and designing your databases.