There’s Always a First Time

I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent twiddling my thumbs over the years as various versions of Windows let me know that they’re…

IISExpress 8, SSL and Ports 80/443

IISExpress 8 is a nice little component of Visual Studio 2012. It allows you to test and debug websites without having to learn how to…

Sometimes a Mind Wipe Helps

The other day the system drive — the one containing Windows and all my programs —  died unexpectedly. As in, I didn’t have a backup…

Tick…Tick…Tick

I managed to dodge a bullet today. One of the hard drives in my main desktop system has been ticking for several months now. The…

Good Samaritans Do Exist

Actually, when you stop and think about it, there are far more decent people in the world than jerks. It’s just that the actions of…

Reflections on a Surface

I really like my iPad. But I have no experience writing apps for it, and find the Excel and Word “substitute” apps on it both…
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