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The Daily Six Pack: August 30, 2013

On 30 August, 2013 06:00:17, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss
Snowden Doubles Tor Usage
A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T.

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The Daily Six Pack: June 28, 2013

On 28 June, 2013 06:00:48, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Redmine Featured Daily Six Pack

Redmine is such an awesome web app. It is a flexible project management app that was written on the Ruby on Rails framework. It is also open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL). I have been using it for a few days already and I have to say it does exactly what I want. I installed it locally on my dev machine using the BitNami Redmine Stack which provides a one-click install solution for Redmine. You can download installers, virtual machines or run your own Redmine server in the cloud.

Next, if you haven’t been introduced to CodeProject.TV yet I would like to make that introduction. I have watched a few sessions and the quality of the content is superb. If you need to learn something you know little of, I can think of no better place than CodeProject.tv for a direct tech injection. Then if you’re a .net developer, unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that Visual Studio 2013 Preview is available. Robert Green has a nice video on Channel 9.

Lastly, Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 is available for download. According to Microsoft: “Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 contains improvements for project compatibility between Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and resolves compatibility issues for Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1“. If you want to use Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1, get Update 3.

It’s Friday, finally! Have a great day! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Today’s Comic

Today’s xkcd comic is for hard core programmers that do everything in binary!

Su Doku

Su Doku

The Daily Six Pack: June 27, 2013

On 27 June, 2013 06:00:14, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Windows 8.1 Preview Available Featured

Windows 8.1 Preview is here. Get a feel for the OS with a first-hand look at many of the new features and improvements with the Windows 8.1 Preview. Brandon LeBlanc discusses Windows 8.1 Preview in more detail in today’s featured link, so be sure to check it out especially if you can’t wait for the final (free) release later this year.

Then Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer made an announcement that Facebook will release an official Windows 8 application in the near future. Unfortunately no time frame was specified. Lastly Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 Preview is now available. Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 is also now available. So for those who use Visual Studio 2012, be sure to get Update 3 which includes a few new capabilities, but is focused primarily on bug fixes.

We are over the mid-week hump. Have an excellent day! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Today’s Comic

Today’s xkcd comic is something I find particularly funny! We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

Wikifriends

Wikifriends

The Daily Six Pack: May 30, 2013

On 30 May, 2013 06:00:04, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

Tim Cook And D11 Featured

Tim Cook and D11. The mention of these words together is a great treat for Apple fans. Here it is again… Tim Cook and D11. He appeared at D10 last year to introduce himself and his vision for Apple’s future. This year, Apple’s CEO was fielding questions about Apple’s tax policy, the declining stock price and staying ahead of competition. Interestingly enough, Cook hinted at More Game-Changing Technology in the Works. Oohrah!

Next, Tsvetomir Y. Todorov talks about the Just-In-Time compiler. JIT forms part of the Common Language Runtime (CLR). As we know, the CLR manages the execution of .NET apps. It is also responsible for garbage collection, type safety and exception handling. Read more at the link below.

Many of you probably don’t only code during a straight 9 to 5 do you? Because let me tell you, if you only write code when you are at work, then programming is just a job. Do it after hours, peek in under the hood and tinker, explore, try new stuff….. now that’s what I call a passion. Some of you might even be selling some of that code which was so passionately crafted. Ron Beyer shows us some nice code on Code Project of how to implement a licensing system that will protect your intellectual property.

That’s it for today folks. Have a great day today! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Today’s xkcd comic is probably the closest any geek (aka Tetris Fanatic) will come to living in hell on earth. This just doesn’t look right man!

Hell

Hell

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The Daily Six Pack: May 29, 2013

On 29 May, 2013 06:00:44, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

TechDays Online Featured

TechDays Online is now available online, on demand. This event took place a couple of weeks ago, so if you missed it then don’t be sad. It’s all here, how awesome is that? Tech.Days online had over 1,700 attendees for 3 days of interactive online learning.

So head on over to the link below and learn all about the latest Microsoft Technologies and with even more exciting topics, discussion and interactivity. For more info, see the timings of the live event.

Then Sarah Lamb invites us to share our Visual Studio Tips & Tricks with the rest of the community. Head on over there and share your nugget with the rest of us! Go on, you know that you want to!

Lastly there is a collection of the top Windows 8 tips and tricks. Most of you already using Windows 8 will be quite accustomed to some of these, but for those who are just starting out will no doubt find these very interesting.

Can you believe it, today is already Wednesday. Have a great one today! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Then for today’s xkcd comic, I found this one particularly funny!

Family Decals

Family Decals

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The Daily Six Pack: May 28, 2013

On 28 May, 2013 06:00:01, in The Daily Six Pack, by Dirk Strauss

LightSwitch Code Snippets Featured

LightSwitch Code Snippets is an extension that Microsoft MVP and Visual Studio LightSwitch Insider, Alessandro Del Sole recently released. It “provides an easy way to install a number of JavaScript code snippets for the LightSwitch HTML Client created by the LightSwitch Team at Microsoft“.

If you haven’t worked with LightSwitch before, go have a look at some of the resources online. You will be surprised at how powerful this technology really is. Lastly, go have a look at the book, LightSwitch Succinctly written by Jan Van der Haegen as part of Syncfusion’s free eBook series.

Lastly, have you been saying GIF (a hard G) or JIF (a soft G)? I have been committing grammatical faux pas for years, thinking I was pronouncing it correctly, right up until GIF inventor Steve Wilhite poured cold water over my seemingly cool pronunciation. Josh Benson writes a great post on this, and that crazy GIF (or is that JIF) of Jack Nicholson is just freaky man! I love it!

Have another great day today folks! Here is The Daily Six Pack!

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Lastly, I love funny comics. Here is one of my favourites! Go check out xkcd comics. In the meantime, enjoy some of them here:

Raptor Fences

Raptor Fences

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