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Adding a Visual Studio code workspace to a GitHub repository

Rather to my surprise, I am currently spending more of my development time in Visual Studio Code than in Visual Studio. There are a few reasons: – I am working on a Java project and chose to use VS Code in part as a learning exercise – I have a PHP website and have worked … Continue reading Adding a Visual Studio code workspace to a GitHub repository

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Linksys LPAC1750C, Cloud Manager, and the mystery of the wifi printer that would not print

I have been testing the Linksys LPAC1750C wifi access point, a mid-price unit aimed at small businesses (or owners of large homes) who want an extensible wifi network with more features than home networking gear, but at a more affordable price than Cisco or other enterprise vendors. This unit supports clustering so is really intended … Continue reading Linksys LPAC1750C, Cloud Manager, and the mystery of the wifi printer that would not print


Office 365 vs Office 2019 vs LibreOffice: some thoughts

What has rescued Microsoft in the cloud era? It seems to me that Office 365, rather than Azure, is its most strategic product. Users do not like too much change; and back when Office 365 was introduced in 2011 it offered an easy way for businesses small and large to retire their Exchange servers while … Continue reading Office 365 vs Office 2019 vs LibreOffice: some thoughts


How Windows 10 Ransomware protection can cause install failures, LibreOffice for example

While researching a piece on Office applications I needed to install LibreOffice. The install failed with a message about an error creating a temporary file needed for installation. Fortunately I knew where to look for the answer. Windows Ransomware Protection is a feature which whitelists the applications allowed to write data to the folders likely … Continue reading How Windows 10 Ransomware protection can cause install failures, LibreOffice for example


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