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Visual Studio Web Application Debugging using SSL with Chrome Error

If you are trying to debug your website using Visual Studio 2017 and Chrome with an HTTPS link you might encounter an error in Chrome because of the new security restrictions. I was asked by someone for help to fix an error message being displayed in Chrome ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY on their Windows 10 (1607) desktop. If […]

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Running the Ubuntu VSTS Agent on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

I was playing with the new ASP.NET Core Template in Visual Studio 2017 and I thought it would be interesting to spin up a Linux Agent right on my Windows 10 Pro installation. UPDATE:  September 5th, 2017 – Upgrade Git Client to 2.14.1 from 2.7.4 Turn Windows Features On or Off You need to enable […]

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Microsoft Build Tour Toronto


Didn’t make it to //build then come to the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada on June 12th. What is //build: LIVE ONLINE? It’s a one day lecture-style event featuring Microsoft experts, key announcements, demos and Windows 10 deep dives for app and web. You can see Joe Stegma (delivering Keynote), Jeff Burtoft (@boyofgreen), Nikola Metulev […]

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Virtual CloneDrive Supports Vista x64!

Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files (ISO, BIN, CCD) can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive. Probably the best virtual drive […]

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4GB SD cards and ReadyBoost

So this time I decided to get serious with ReadyBoost on Vista.  I went out and purchased a 8GB SD card not knowing that SDHC is a format not supported by any of my laptops….luckily I checked before opening the package and returned it.  In its place I got two 4GB SD cards….what a circus […]

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Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and my Compaq NX9600

I finally got a driver for my card slot device (it’s only been a year!), it turns out the NX9420 uses the same hardware so I downloaded the driver and installed it and voila!  If you have a Compaq NX9420 and want to run Windows Vista x64 here is a blog entry that will step […]

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