New Year, Another New Computer

It’s been 7 years since my last new computer, and so I decided it was time to finally bite the bullet and not only upgrade, but build a new computer myself. The last two of my computers were pre-built PCs, bought mainly because in both cases I didn’t have the time to invest in selecting… Continue reading New Year, Another New Computer

Windows 10: FINALLY

Windows 10 - like Windows 8, but more so?

I’d been playing around with the Windows 10 Preview on my virtual machine and I liked what I was seeing, so as soon as the “reserve your copy of Windows 10” thing popped up on my computer I filled in my name so I would be able to upgrade when it was ready. Despite this… Continue reading Windows 10: FINALLY

Windows 10 Technical Preview – Thoughts So Far

I decided to finally take a look at the technical preview for Windows 10 and give my thoughts on it so far. First off, it was surprisingly easy to get a hold of – unlike past Windows versions, you didn’t need to sign up for any special developer program or anything. The initial installation experience… Continue reading Windows 10 Technical Preview – Thoughts So Far

Windows 8.1 is Here – Is it any Better?

Windows 8.1 was just released as a free update for anyone with Windows 8 – but the real question is: is it any good?

Know Your Code

Q: As a .NET programmer, why do you care about being familiar with the Win32 API? A: Because the .NET framework is just another abstraction, and I like to think that I’m a good programmer – and good programmers know that all abstractions are leaky.