GMEV and CYC - The UKs Awful Recharging Network

We've had our electric vehicles for over three months now. We love them and wouldn't change them for anything. However, there's one charging network that has continually let us down, with not a single painless charging session across all our attempts to use them. That network, is CYC.

How to Get Email Notifications of Xbox Live Games with Gold and Deals with Gold

Gold members of Xbox Live get free games each month (Games with Gold) and special offers each week (Deals with Gold). Here's how to get email notification each time they change to make sure you don't miss them!

Using Inbox by Gmail with IMAP or from a Google Apps or non-Gmail email account

Google recently launched Inbox by Gmail. Like all new Google Products, if you're a Google Apps user, you've been excluded with no indication from Google for how long. Here's a simple workaround.

Have the Angular Team lost their marbles?

I've posted before that I'm not a big fan of frameworks like Angular, however recent information about Angular's future only makes me hold my head in my hands even more...

Running the Dart VM on a Chromebook in Developer Mode (without installing Linux)

Here are some instructions on how you can run the Dart VM (including pub) on a Chromebook in Developer Mode without having to install Linux or use Crouton! :)

Chromebook Comparison Chart

In looking for a Chromebook; I discovered there wasn't a great place to find specs in an easily sortable/filterable/comparable chart. So, I whipped one together.

You have ruined HTML

As if HTML wasn't already terrible enough; you've gone and ruined it with your {{ stupid binding expressions }} and convinced the world that it's a good thing.

Jawbone Up24 vs Fitbit Flex

I returned the Jawbone Up24 after only 1 week. I've had the Fitbit Flex for 6 weeks so far. Needless to say, I prefer the Fitbit Flex; but it still has issues...

Why I returned my Jawbone Up24 after just one week

Due to two serious flaws, today I returned my Jawbone Up24 for a refund and purchased a Fitbit Flex as a replacement.

DartVS - Dart Support for Visual Studio

Yesterday I published an extension that adds some support for coding Google's Dart in Visual Studio, including Errors/Warnings and Syntax Highlighting.

(Web) Development Sucks, and It's Not Getting Any Better

We can do so much better than the way we're building web applications today, but it doesn't seem like anyone is investing in trying to solve the biggest issues. Here's my ideas about what should be being done.

Is F# Ready for Production?

I'm a huge fan of F#, but now that all the obstacles for introducing it to production codebases are gone; I'm starting to wonder whether right now, it's the right choice to make...

Free Software and Services for Open Source Projects

Following on from yesterday's post about open source projects; here's a bunch of commercial software and services that are offered free by their companies to open source projects.

My Favourite Open Source Software

Scott Hanselman suggested that open source software doesn't get enough praise; so I thought it'd be nice to blog a list of my favourites. Some of this is used on a daily basis and important to my work; yet I've never paid a penny for it!

Markdown-based Presentations with Remark

I recently discovered a cool JavaScript library called remark; which builds awesome looking presentations/slides from Markdown and CSS.

Cross-browser JavaScript Testing with Karma and Visual Studio

Yesterday I published a Visual Studio extension and a Karma reporter extension to enable showing realtime Karma results in the Visual Studio Test Explorer window.

A Jasmine Test Adapter for Visual Studio

I've published my second Visual Studio extension; a Jasmine test adapter for Visual Studio that discovers/executes tests when saving changes to js files.

Some things I learned while building my Visual Studio Test Adapter

I've published my first Visual Studio extension! It was slightly more complicated than expected. Here's some things I learned in the process...

A Lua Test Adapter and Framework for Visual Studio

I've published my first Visual Studio extension; a Lua test framework/adapter for Visual Studio that discovers/executes tests when saving changes to lua files.

Easily Calling Windows APIs from PowerShell

I received an email asking about more easily calling Windows APIs from PowerShell. I don't know much about calling Windows APIs, but the included samples looked a bit clunky to extend, so I tried to simplify them somewhat.

Useful PowerShell Profile Snippets

Some snippets of code from my PowerShell profile that might be useful to others; including coloured server names for remote PowerShell sessions and launching Visual Studio for thesolutions in the current folder.

Functional Programming Challenge; Words with Indexes

A colleague has also been starting to learn F#, and today gave me a problem he'd been trying to solve in F# in a "functional style". After much head-scratching, here's my attempt so far!

Opt-in Nulls; an F# Feature Worth Switching For?

Unlike C# (and VB.NET); F# has support for non-nullable reference types; and even makes you have to opt-in to them by default. I think this feature is incredibly valuable, and might even be worth considering switching language for!

Migrating my blog from Google App Engine to GitHub Pages and Jekyll

I’ve been trying to migrate my blog from Google App Engine to something a little more manageable (and not tied to GAE infrastructure) for some time. However, all of my attempts to rewrite the blog in ASP.NET have failed due to newer versions of “things” coming out, making me start over before I get to the end. I’ve come to the conclusion that coding my own blog is getting in the way of me blogging.

Fixing Duplicate Contacts in Android People app from Google Contacts and Google+

Now that I've swapped my Windows Phone for a Nexus 4, I've discovered what a mess my Google Contacts are in once synced to Android and enabling Google+ to supplement contact data. It didn't matter too much on the Nexus 7 tablet, but on the phone it's more frequently used, so having the same contacts appear three times is a problem!

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