Category: Technology

Windows Phone 10 update, stuck with error 0x8024201f; easy fix

I’ve always been happy to give cutting edge apps, operating systems and gadgets a go and when Windows Insider opened up for Windows Phone 10 preview I definitely had to sneak on board and get my trusted Nokia Lumia 930 (a gift from a very dear friend, Jin) upgraded. To be honest, the experience hasn’t been altogether a happy one.… Read more →

String.Interpolation – C# 6

One of the new, and probably very unused capabilities of C# 6, is String Interpolation. Ok, that’s not really a new concept. We’ve seen it with String.Format() and the ideologically wrong String.Concat() methods. Hell, we’ve probably all (at some point in our lives) done [string + ” ” + string] and made it work. Of course, not going into why that’s… Read more →

Technical debt – when the bank really can’t help you out

Not long ago I had a brief 2hr session with a client who were looking at implementing a collaboration platform (read: SharePoint) to support their massively growing business. The discussion as usual went around platform/product capabilities and as usual the topic slowly venture into requirements and different scenarios that the client wanted the system comply. Due to the growth of… Read more →

LIDNUG & Scott Guthrie – 15th Q&A on the 9th of January

  LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie’s 15th Open Q&A and the first event of 2013.   Scott has been coming back to LIDNUGs members each quarter for the past couple of years and it’s been one of the best sessions to get answers directly from The Gu himself.   In this session Scott answers questions on technical solutions, advices on implementations… Read more →

LIDNUG and Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins

LIDNUG & Wintellect Presents – .NET Performance Tuning with John Robbins    One of our most highly anticipated events and presenters is coming up in just a few days (11th of October, 2012) – namely the return of John Robbins. Last time we caught up with John we had a full house, and with currently 700+ registered to attend it’s… Read more →

Supercomputing – What would you do with the worlds most powerful computer?

Fujitsu Limited created the worlds most powerful computer – It reached a staggering 10.51 petaflops (that’s 10 quadrillion calculations per second btw) using 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores. That’s 4 times faster than the second most powerful supercomputer in existence today. Since i started working with computers (and watching SciFi movies) the processing power has increased dramatically and we now have… Read more →

Visual Studio 11 [Beta] – first impressions…

There’s been much hype…yes, much hype about the next install of Visual Studio. Every man and his dog has been complaining about the colours but from the development IDE that’s probably not the most important aspect. I’d would much rather see a 64-bit version available, but that’s another story altogether. First off, install experience… The download was 1.7Gb for the… Read more →