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Providing technical information from a slight slanted standpoint.
By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 23, 2013 4:14 PM

imageDo you write bug reports?  Do you get asked LOTS of questions about your bug reports but can’t understand WHY?  Read on for some tips to write better bug reports.

By Peter Henry on Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:30 PM

CalendarPortraitAre you a heavy Calendar user?  I am, and I just recently realized something very odd with the calendar view.  Can you see it?

By Peter Henry on Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:01 PM

clip_image001Recently installed VS2012?  Opening your project/solution and bouncing around your files?  You SEE The code, but you don’t see the tab on the top left anymore?  Read on to help explain (and maybe exploit) this cool new feature (yup, feature Open-mouthed smile).

By Peter Henry on Monday, December 03, 2012 9:00 PM

imageWill you make up my mind please?

This would ALMOST be funny if it didn’t happen so often.

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Now that you’ve had a quick chuckle, it’s time to grab a coffee and get coding!

By Peter Henry on Friday, November 23, 2012 8:14 PM

www.PCHenry.comThis weekend I’m jumping with BOTH feet into TFS for my blog’s source code repository.

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:37 PM

imageHave you recently installed VS2012?  Have you tried using the April Blend 5 Preview with it?  Problems?  I think I can offer you a link you will love?

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:36 PM

Are you using VS2012?  Are you seeing some drawing weirdness like this?image

By Peter Henry on Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:51 PM

imageAre you tired of entering your username/password over and over again with TFS?  With the help of two good friends, let’s figure this out, once and for all!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 10:51 PM

Are you a developer using  a shared development database but are making potentially dangerous, data threatening changes?  Want a GREAT way to make a backup and restore that db to your own personal sandbox?  Then I have a GREAT script to help you out!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:01 PM
imageMy first REAL attempt at trying, using, getting, and displaying data from an OData feed, it’s not as hard as I thought, check it out!

Last year I wrote a couple of conference apps for Windows Phone.  In trying to be smart, I based the speakers and sessions off of XML files.  Cool eh?  Except I had to scour the conferences website for all that data.  Speakers name’s (make sure you spell them right!), bios (don’t cut’n’paste the wrong ones!), social media links (did you find all of them?), etc.  You get the idea, there’s a lot of work data mining that stuff and sore fingers of just mind numbing cut’n’pasting!

Well, for my next trick Smile,...
By Peter Henry on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:19 PM

Are you getting a blank page in IE when you TRY to start using OData?  I think I can help!image

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:35 PM

imageWhat are some signs you are resizing your forms wrong?  (yes this is a bit of baiting the blog title :>)

By Peter Henry on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:10 PM

ODNCTonight, some of the ODNC volunteers got together to begin planning the next season!

By Peter Henry on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:14 PM

imageAre you a windows developer, in Ottawa THIS weekend and interested in doing Windows 8 dev?  Check this out for details!

By Peter Henry on Monday, May 21, 2012 2:09 PM

imageThis week I opened up an interesting email from someone wanting to pay me to advertise on my site.  Read on if you’re interested in nice detour from technical jargon.

By Peter Henry on Monday, May 14, 2012 7:16 PM

imageTonight I noticed something I thought was interesting, read on to see if you recognize your generation?

By Peter Henry on Monday, April 23, 2012 9:29 PM

Marketplace.062Two weekends ago, the 5th annual Ottawa IT Camp 2012 was held!  This year we tweaked the logo.  Why did we do that and what’s up with the logo?  Read on if you’re a interested in why is the logo’s important to you!

By Peter Henry on Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:08 PM

Ottawa IT CampUnfortunately there will not be an OCDC WP7 study group this week.

By Peter Henry on Sunday, February 19, 2012 4:58 PM

imageI love to see apps which support orientation changes, but how do you do it?  Better yet, how do you do it ALL in XAML?  I have some code and XAML to start you off.

By Peter Henry on Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:00 PM

Last year we heard about Nokia coming on board for Windows Phone 7, lets look at the first fruits of their labours.  We're going to compare the currenly popular Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Focus and the three new Nokia Lumia phones.

     
  
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