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How to install Visual Studio Extensions
Installing Visual Studio extensions is really quite simple. Install via Extension Manager This is the most straight forward way to install an extension. Go to Tools – Extension Manager , then within the Search Online Gallery text box, search for the Extensions name. When the extensions is...
11 Mar 2010
Visual Studio 2008 IDE Tips and Tricks - Deck, Tips, Shortcuts, and Content
If you are reading this, you either attended my talk or you're looking at the slide deck, and that's awesome. Attached are the 21 tips outline that i used for the demos and my script (what i typed as i came up with each scenario). Chalie gave the same talk but with a focus on C#. Charlie's content...
5 Jun 2008
Answer to Tech Support Quiz
The long awaited answer.... Yep, a KVM switch box was involved, but there were additional coincidences that contributed to the situation. Several weeks before, when i installed Vista on the desktop, i customized it to my favorite layouts, like the bonzai tree and the bamboo wallpaper. (note...
10 Oct 2006
Hint to the Tech Support Quiz
Alrighty, need a hint? So did i on Monday. Okay, i undock my laptop and to my complete and total surprise, Vista continues to stare right at me. I look down at my laptop thinking, "How is Vista still displaying my laptop on the monitor, even though i've undocked it. Is this some new wi-fi feature...
6 Oct 2006
I am Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) on the Visual Studio Core team. I've been on the team for 4 years, since joining Microsoft. When I grow up, I want to be a Test Lead. Outside of work, I'm busy getting my black belt in shotokan karate. I daydream of having a house on a warm coastline where...
21 Aug 2005
Spoiler Warning!! My thoughts on the dark tower – part 2
If you've found this page directly through your favorite search engine, be prepared - this post contains MAJOR SPOILERS. if you haven't finshed the dark tower series through book 7 - LEAVE NOW... If you haven’t visited TheDarkTower.Net , go visit that site now! That site was my support group when...
26 Jun 2005
What's Wrong with this Test Case Code - the Collection
This is my first attempt at a series of “what’s wrong with this test case code” entries. Let me know what you think of this idea and if you’re interested in seeing more examples. A False Positive is defined as a test case that has been logging a passing result; however, the test case logic is incorrect...
15 Dec 2004
My thoughts on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower VII – This article contains Spoilers!
Warning! This article contains spoilers. If you haven’t finished reading The Dark Tower Book VII, leave now ! Special thanks to The Dark Tower Forums . Some of the ideas in my theory about the ending come from there. Although the ideas were on the tip of my tongue, I couldn’t actually put them into words...
29 Sep 2004
The Fundamentals of Accessibility
Consider this article your one-stop shop for all things IAccessible. Below is a summary of the most important topics under my accessibility category. Getting Started New to Accessibility? So was I three years ago. Get caught-up by reading my MSDN whitepaper on Testing for Accessibility . Also, remember...
31 Aug 2004
The required disclaimer
These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway. In addition, my thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in...
15 Jan 2004
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