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  • Blog Post: Tired of entering passwords in git-bash? Read on

    I have used git-bash for a long while and finally gotten sick of typing passwords all the time.. on Linux/Mac, It Just Works with the ssh-agent. Finally got bugged enough to do the research and found a solution.. See this... more
  • Blog Post: Cleaning up Visual Studio C++ projects

    After manually cleaning up Visual Studio C++ solutions for a long time, finally I had enough when I was trying to clean a Cocos2d-x project with its nested hierarchy of projects.. each with its own bin/debug/arm folders. So I started... more
  • Blog Post: Fall Fury Game as a Universal Windows and Windows Phone app

    During Build 2014, I ported over the Fall Fury game, that was originally written for Windows Store using DirectX. Porting it over to a  Universal app was quite an experience. The game would compile and work on Windows just fine... more
  • Blog Post: Editing any document directly from the Windows Explorer using Notepad plus plus

    This is a very short post on the excellent integration of Notepad++ with Windows Explorer Shell. I don’t know about you, but quite often, I want to look at contents of various kinds of files e.g. a XAML file or... more
  • Blog Post: Understanding Facebook Concepts – Part II

    In this video, I explain the tools that you can use to interact with the Facebook programmatically. Graph Explorer and Fiddler are the tools of choice. more
  • Blog Post: Lesson 7: Assignment 1 – Etch-a-Sketch and CScript

    Hello and Happy New Year! I am back in the new year with the first blog entry that will exercise your mind and give you some hands on experience as you progress through it. Reading input using node.js is not... more
  • Blog Post: Learning Expression Blend – Finally!

    I have been developing Windows Phone apps for a while but like most developers, I had a bit of an block towards tools that require fiddling around buttons to change the UI. Windows Phone is all about XAML + C#.... more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Finding the details of the current system (including processor architecture) from Win8 app

    Someone asked me today how to find the details  of what system/processor architecture the metro app is running on. Searching on the Internet initially did not provide much help, but some deep dive finally did yield some results: On StackOverflow,... more
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Sharing a HTML5 canvas as an image

    Recently, I was working on a Win8 Javascript app where I drawing something on an HTML canvas. One of the requirements was that the user should be able to share the contents of the canvas as an image. The toDataURL... more
  • Blog Post: Craftsmen

    “He wanted to say, oh, how he wanted to say: Craftsmen, D’you know what that means? It means men with some pride, who get fed up and leave when they’re told to do skimpy work in a rush, no matter... more
  • Blog Post: The Pi is Here!

    Ever since I heard about the Raspberry Pi, I wanted one. The possibilities are endless. A completely portable server, a full fledged media center, a smart thermostat project, home automation console… The list goes on and on. I registered interest more
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