The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.
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I have been working a lot with Entity Framework Migrations lately and needed to debug the migrate.exe utility, but to do so I needed the debugger to start when the process tried to start (as opposed to downloading the now open source code and trying it that way which I could have done). I found this link on MSDN that addressed the situation perfectly. Now everytime I launch migrate.exe it attempts to connect to a debugger prior to executing. Lovely!
I thought I would capture my experience installing Windows 8 RTM on my Macbook Pro (the new Retina version with SSD). First I must say that I am enjoying my Macbook much better now that I have an SSD in it. Computers without SSDs are just painful to use these days especially as a developer.
For the most part the upgrade went exactly like any other upgrade. That was good. When I booted up the first problem I ran in to was that the Trackpad drivers for the Mac wouldn’t load and I couldn’t load the Boot Camp Control Panel (weird error about not being able to access the startup disk). I looked in Device Manager and found that there were two Trackpad devices registered, but they couldn’t start. So I decided to start with those first two items and resolve them. Thankfully the Internet is a wonderful place, full of all sorts of answers!
Issue #1 – Not being able to access the Boot Camp Control Panel
The essence of the solution was to run the Boot Camp Control Panel in a different UAC security context
Issue #2 – Trackpad wasn’t working
The solution is simply to map the drivers to USB Input Devices and then back and magically it works (weird I know!)
Issue #3 – Windows 8 Enterprise kept complaining about activating
From the command-line you access a UI that allows you to enter in a key that is valid which is what was causing this to complain in the first place. This may be because I used my MSDN account to install Windows 8 Enterprise (I am doing that to test it out at my employer for those wondering about the license concerns there).