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I say : start having some of that free coffee. Your pairs will suddenly stop looking at you as if you were alien
Seulement, dans certains cas, n'est-ce pas, on n'entend guère que ce qu'on désire entendre et ce qui vous arrange le mieux... [^]
Joe never complained of anything but ever did his duty in his way of life, with a strong hand, a quiet tongue, and a gentle heart [^]
10:00 AM-Moved existing solution containing 40 projects (C#,WIX,C++,Web) to VS 2013
10:30 AM- Decided to try Visual Studio.com
10:45 AM- Created Projects with GITrepository
11:35 AM- Migrated existing TFS to GIT using GIT-TFS
11:40 AM- Synced local repository with lot of projects with the remote repository on visualstudio.com
12:00 PM- Branches, Pull, Push and all the GIT awesomeness.
It's nice when things work so quickly. Never had such a smooth experience with changing source control.
Git isn't half bad. It is a very powerful VCS, and I like the submodule feature. I usually use the command line, but I have VS 2012 set up with a Git Source Control Provider plugin (Not the one from MS, that one crashes VS), so I can see the status of the repository in the IDE. I don't really use the IDE integration for anything else.
Git has a ton of features, even though it has some relatively... unusual... definitions of VCS terms.
I actually have found that Git is much faster than Mercurial, which I used to use.
The device that holds my SIM card in my Nokia Asha 311 has moved on. Originally, the important parts of it are a hinged flap, into which the SIM slides, with contacts exposed downward. This then flaps down into a horizontal position, and slides about 1mm forward to lock, with SIM contacts in contact with others on the main board. The SIM holder is hinged on a rectangular, brass frame, that does nothing more than have two hinge points at one end, and a plastic matrix that ensures the main board sim contacts remain aligned with the actual SIM card contacts.
The problem was that that SIM flap came loose from it's hinges, and in trying multiple times to secure it again, the brass frame disconnected from the main board. Several incidental clip points made it quite easy to afix again, but during these attempts the plastic contact matrix broke, and cannot be re-affixed. Apparently these components, the flap, frame, and matrix as one, are quite easy to get, but I wonder how I am supposed to mount it. At each corner there is a minute brown pad that looks like some sort of card, matched by a similar pad on the main board.
What do I use to fix these pads to each other? Super glue? They look too small to hold any quantity of any other glue.
I'm playing around with my new dev machine to see if running VS/SQL Server and IIS under parallels is faster/better/more convenient than running under bootcamp. I've just installed bootcamp and am sitting here installing drivers, and updates, and apps, and more updates. And more updates. And then I thought I'd check what the power meter is saying.
13hr 49min remaining.
I doubt I'll get that much, but it's a far cry from the 4:39 I've been used to.
And the important part: the Windows Experience Index
(Note: I had a type in the Haswell scores. This table has been updated)
I have a low end graphics card in my desktop, and a pair of stripped SSDs as my primary OS drive, so my main desktop sucks at games but has fantastic disc perf.
My desktop weighs 2 ton and cost about 2K when I bought it. My Mac Air weighs under 3lb and cost 1.6K and means I don't have to buy a separate laptop for travelling: I'll travel with my main dev machine. Given that I needed a new laptop and a decent travel weight one goes for between 800 and 1300, I've saved a ton.
Once I have everything installed and running I'll let you know how things go in the real world.
Easier to say "the security of the airport has destroyed it because it was doing tic-tac"
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
If you want the best of both worlds, install Windows to Boot Camp, then use Parallels to run that physical install as a virtual machine from OS X. You can also boot directly to it without OS X when you want too.
I tried this a while back and Parallels actually destroyed my Boot Camp install (which I luckily had backed up and was able to restore), but I had Windows 8 installed before Boot Camp or Parallels officially supported it, so that's probably why.
My main reason for going the Win8 path was that it comes with Hyper-V (I got my Mac just before the SharePoint conference, so I wanted a relatively stable Windows Server VM environment I could install SharePoint into).
Otherwise, I've just been using a Windows 7 VM with Parallels.
I've accidentally installed a few non-productivity tools on this machine. The only thing stopping me from making use of them during the workday is the proxy server blocking those ports. And the sucky Intel graphics, of course.
Thank FSM for Kongregate[^] or I'd actually get work done.
I'll be very interested to hear how your dev tools run on this. I've been thinking about getting one as well. For 90 percent of what I do it would have no problem with 8GB RAM. It does need to run Xcode occasionally, though.
It's been months now. I hope it's still a love affair with the mac. I'm strongly considering it ...otherwise will wait for some of the "coming soon" ultrabooks ala Samsung Ativa with real RAM and HDD, Dell XPS w Haswell, Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch with Haswell.
Did you ever get this running with parallels? Happy? Are you running Win8 yet?
I'm looking at my current laptop and comparing it's perf metrics with what's listed here. I'm not gaming so not that concerned with the graphics improvement however, I too have HDD access rate at 7.5, so the 5.9 is disturbing. I won't use this for my core development machine though. I have a desktop for that. This will be for everything else email, writing etc and demo creation and presenting at conferences etc so your followup post on the Visual Studio compiling comparision was interesting. The only other drawback here is lack of touch screen which I'm now so used to with my thinkpad and windows 8 when I'm detached from my home office.
I'm curious what your thoughts are many months in.
I had a typo in my original post and HDD access is actually 7.9. Desktop graphics are 5.9, which is fine for me.
I miss a touchscreen sometimes, but rarely. When I'm showing someone something it's nicer to touch and scroll, but in situations where I'm sitting on the couch reading, I usually just throw the laptop on the table and switch to the iPad instead.
I'm keeping an eye out for the new 13" Retina Macbook Pro with Haswell, but a laptop that's just been announced that has caught my eye is the Toshiba Z30t[^]. Looks almost perfect (especially full sized VGA and Ethernet), includes touch screen, allows Windows 7, but - and the big but - it has a cut-down right shift key to make way for the arrows. I have a Portege Z830 and the keyboard is great (particularly the layout) so it boggles my mind that they would screw it up. I had a Lenovo Yoga that had the same cut-down right-shift and I simply couldn't type on it - kept hitting the arrow key when I was trying to right-shift.
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