July 20, 2014

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 3

 3: Pushing to TFS > git tf checkin –deep –autosquash Hooray! Success… I think! There were quite a few things I learned getting to that point:   3a. Troubleshooting “git-tf: Could not lock” error: PreReq Step 5, on post 1 (creating your project in TFS), was missed.   3b. Troubleshooting “git-tf: ‘refs/heads/master’ is not a […]

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July 20, 2014

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 2

Connecting a Git Repo to a New TFS Repo I was testing with VisualStudioOnline, soooo…. 2a. I had to enable basic auth for my Visual Studio Online Account: To work with Visual Studio online from the Git Command prompt, you must Enable basic authentication for your Visual Studio Online account. This forces you to enter […]

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July 20, 2014

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 1

After doing a combo talk* with one of my earliest tech community heroes, Tim Rayburn, at the North Dallas .NET User Group a couple of weeks ago (what an honor =), I got an email from an attendee who had a business need to unify source control from various VCSs (like SCM) to TFS (yes, […]

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April 25, 2014

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My 10yo Daughter’s 3-hour Scratch Workshop

Near the beginning of March, the Plano Maker Space (“an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to provide a place and the infrastructure for creative people to collaborate, share ideas, and pursue creative / technical interests“) reached out to me on Twitter, asking if I’d be interested in doing a Scratch class for their meetup. I asked […]

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January 20, 2014

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many […]

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August 25, 2013

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Improving myself: 21-week Check-in

I’ve been crazy-happy, and feel the urge to write about / reflect on some things that have happened, because I don’t want to forget this special time of growth & appreciation. I’m including a lot of pictures & links to make it seem(?) less verbose. April-July I’m grouping this four months together because that was […]

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July 27, 2013

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What I Want To Teach My Daughters

Don’t let your gender, your race, or your differences define you. You are a person. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Doing so can narrow your perception of possible.You do not need rescued. Chivalry is respect. Appreciate it.When a guy offers his chair to you or gets the door for you or offers to help […]

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July 27, 2013

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WIT: My Opinion

This is a post I’ve started writing 7 different times. I’m not kidding. I have SEVEN different titles in my Live Writer drafts, ranging from “The Boy in the Ballet,” (which I started after attending my daughters’ dance recital, where I couldn’t stop staring in fascination at the 1 or 2 boys onstage amidst 15 […]

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June 10, 2013

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That Conference: School Paper by My Daughter

My kids’ last day of school was Thursday. While going through the schoolwork they brought home, I came across this paper, written by my 4th grader at the beginning of the school year. It was so cute I had to share. If you want to see my version of ThatConference 2012, I blogged about it here. […]

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June 6, 2013

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Our CEO, Curtis Hite, was kind enough to give me this book today. I absolutely LOVE the message of the book. In a nutshell, it says thinking “anything is possible if you just try harder” is #DoingItWrong. If you play to your strengths, you will find more fulfillment, happiness & passion in every area of […]

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