August 6, 2015

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Solved: Access & Map Drive to Shared Folders on Mac from Windows VM in Powershell

I have folders on my Mac I access from my Windows VMs. (For example, I don’t want things like Dropbox mirrors duplicated into my VM). VMWare Fusion’s instructions on how to share files are easy enough: The Problem: I want to access the mapped z:\ drive from PowerShell. Attempt 1: FAIL > cd z:\ Hrm. […]

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May 6, 2015

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June NDDNUG meeting: Bring Your Kids!

Last month, I had the honor of telling the North Dallas .NET User Group how our wonderful community has inspired my daughter in ways I couldn’t imagine. I shared stories from That Conference & Kidzmash, and had a few “what is possible in our community?” brainstorming slides. A very cool thing happened today. At the beginning […]

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March 21, 2015

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A Special April NDDNUG

This Wednesday, April 1st, I will be presenting a not-your-normal-dot-net-user-group meeting, at North Dallas NDDNUG. PARENTS: If you want to share your enthusiasm for learning & tech with your kids but are not sure where to start, this meeting’s for you. In addition to my “geek parent learnings so far,” I will be talking about […]

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September 20, 2014

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Compare entire directories w git difftool + Beyond Compare

HUGE shoutout to Jeff Knowlton for telling me about git difftool –dir-diff: http://www.scootersoftware.com/support.php?zz=kb_vcs#gitwindows This is how to set the path for Beyond Compare: git config –global difftool.bc3.cmd “\”c:/Program Files/Beyond Compare 4/BCompare.exe\” \”$LOCAL\” \”$REMOTE\”” (use your path to your installation, of course) Then, add an alias: git config –global alias.diffdir = “difftool –dir-diff –tool=bc3 –no-prompt” (Please […]

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August 28, 2014

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Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Conclusion

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Conclusion: Migrating from git to TFS, while technically *possible* is just silly. Don’t. TFS supports Git repositories now. LEARN GIT! You won’t be sorry,  

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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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