Gigabytes of Free Books from Microsoft!!!

Once again, Microsoft is giving away gigabytes of free books. Eric Ligman (Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence Blog) announced on July 11 that even more books than last year are freely available. If Microsoft is trying to gain loyalty by giving away free stuff, its working. 🙂 You have the option of downloading individual books … Read more

How to Fix Multiline TextBox Word Wrap in Edge / IE 11

Internet Explorer 11 and Edge work in a different way with fixed width text boxes (see examples below) than previous versions earlier than 11. IE 11 and Edge inherits the white-space property from its parent. So, if text overflows in these browsers, it won’t wrap in the box. HTML: <textarea rows=”4″ cols=”50″>Lots of text …</textarea> … Read more

Software Installation Sites for Eclipse

After installing Sloeber (the Arduino plugin for Eclipse), the software installation sites were deleted. This will prevent Eclipse from making updates to the installed plugins. These are the sites that I use with my Eclipse for PHP Developers setup which can be restored manually through Help -> Install New Software -> Available Software Sites. Neon … Read more

Installing MS SQL Server on Ubuntu

At Microsoft Connect(); 2016, it was announced that MS SQL Server was available for Linux (Ubuntu and RedHat) and MacOS. This was a real surprise and I’m not sure if its free or not. It was an easy installation on Ubuntu 16 running on HyperV on a Windows 2012 server. The installation procedure for MSSQL and … Read more

DIY Peanut Butter

There have been far too many political posts this week so here is a positive one: how to make your own peanut butter!!! You’ll need: peanuts, lots of them food processor  Very simple procedure. Put peanuts in food processor and turn it on high speed. Eventually the oil gets separated from the peanuts and it … Read more

A Better Error Page on the Canada Immigration Site

Tonight during the historic US election, the Canadian Immigration site (http://www.cic.gc.ca/) was down. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Americans trying to leave their country and move to Canada in light of the imminent Trump victory. The following ASP.NET error page was displayed: This is a default error page that gets displayed for … Read more