Feb 262015
 
 February 26, 2015  Posted by at 11:40 pm Cordova, Dev Environment, Universal Apps, Visual Studio, WinRT No Responses »
Cordova app in Visual Studio error with Windows Store deploy/debug: certificate specified has expired

While building and attempting to debug a Window Store Cordova application in Visual Studio I got an error that the certificate has expired. Error     3            The certificate specified has expired. For more information about renewing certificates (Yes, I created a project called deleteme so I could grab a screenshot of the error for you hehe) [...]

Feb 192015
 
 February 19, 2015  Posted by at 8:49 am AutoHotKey, PowerShell No Responses »
AutoHotKey: hotstrings and sending input

Cheatsheet Read below (after the cheatsheet) for details and examples. Defining hotstring ::myHotstring:: myActionOrOutput Hotstring options (some): Options defined as :o ption:myHotstring:: myActionOrOutput :?: Triggers string inside another word :c: Case sensitive :c0: Not case sensitive :k100: Key delay of 100 milliseconds. Does not work with SendIput :r: Send as raw (not needed when using a [...]

Feb 142015
 
 February 14, 2015  Posted by at 2:41 pm Android, Cordova, Dev Environment, Visual Studio No Responses »
Android emulator does not contain a SD card

EDIT: As I wrote in the previous blog post, the VS2015 emulator and Genymotion emulator will be covered in a separate post. Thank you however for the comments, keep them coming! hugs Happy Valentines day dear readers! Mine started with a migraine marathon extended from last night so I’m quite looking forward to try to [...]

Feb 122015
 
Cross platform development with Apache Cordova for VS2013 – a hello world using the camera

Recently I’ve been doing some research for a customer at work in regards to the best tools and platforms to use and target. One of the things I hadn’t tried yet was cross platform development using Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2013 CTP3. I have used eclipse and Cordova, but the environment is not familiar [...]

Feb 052015
 
 February 5, 2015  Posted by at 4:48 pm AutoHotKey, Video & Audio, Video editing No Responses »
Continued: AHK transparent window overlay, dictionaries and including scripts (plus Premier macro for generating 2 second frames)

I got some questions after the last blog post and therefore I decided to show another script, similar to the one I posted last. I was asked why I didn’t simply use a background color instead of the image background and here is why. The hotkey window I created loads up different images depending on [...]

Jan 122015
 
 January 12, 2015  Posted by at 9:22 am Dev Environment, DIY No Responses »
Salvaging your data from the hard drive without pulling out the disk (on Windows)

Unless the drive is corrupt. Disclaimer: the steps below describe what I did and I cannot take any responsibility for data loss if something goes wrong when you follow them. Please read all the steps before proceeding. As I was just wrapping up recording a module for Pluralsight on a desktop automation tool my computer [...]

Jan 082015
 
 January 8, 2015  Posted by at 8:07 am HTML & CSS, JS & TS 2 Responses »
Atom editor HTML preview

I’ve been using Atom for a few weeks now and I quite like it. It’s a little bit sluggish now and then, something I hope will get fixed, but I’ll try it out some more before I decide if it’s something for me. One thing that I quite like is a package that provides HTML [...]

Dec 122014
 
 December 12, 2014  Posted by at 12:45 pm Universal Apps, WinRT No Responses »
More travel and Windows Store App Visual Studio error: This app does not support the contract specified or is not installed

Tomorrow I have the exciting challenge of getting up at 3:30 AM, close to when I usually go to bed. I have also convinced myself that I will be able to code in the taxi sans nourriture (without food) during the 2h taxi ride to the airport. I have this irrational fear of sleeping in [...]

Dec 102014
 
 December 10, 2014  Posted by at 12:12 pm Web No Responses »
Sharing HTTP tracing logs using the HTTP Archive format (HAR)

Random: Interestingly enough I realized yesterday that my scale has, like most modern digital scales, a built-in memory that tracks previous weighed weight (within a given time frame I assume) and defaults to that number regardless- as long as it doesn’t deviate by a certain amount. For my scale it was 2KG +- , close [...]

Dec 082014
 
 December 8, 2014  Posted by at 4:44 pm C# & F#, Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 1 Response »
Adding contacts in a Universal Store App (Windows Store and Windows Phone)

It’s getting rather cold in UK and I am dreading the winter and the darkness. However, on the positive side it is cozier to sit and code in front of the computer with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. And here is some code. I was asked on Twitter to post about adding contacts [...]

Dec 022014
 
 December 2, 2014  Posted by at 1:38 pm Optical Character Recognition, Speech, Translation, WinRT No Responses »
Using Microsoft Translator Service – integrated with Speech

I’m wrapping up my last module for Pluralsight on Optical Character Recognition and in the last module I had the pleasure of playing around with Microsoft Translator Service. So why not share this with you? As soon as I find some time I’ll upload the code as a MSDN sample as well as on Github. [...]

Nov 152014
 
 November 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:44 pm Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 2 Responses »
Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition and Speech Synthesis- adding additional language support

This post is a continuation of the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition I posted a month back. By default the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition library supports English. The resource file for English is added to the project when the Nuget package has been added, under a folder called OcrResources and the file itself called [...]

Nov 112014
 
 November 11, 2014  Posted by at 5:39 pm C# & F#, Dev Environment No Responses »
Error: Access denied when running SpeechSynthesizer().SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text)

Today I encountered a problem I haven’t seen since the Windows 8 RTM, on a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and VS 2013 with update 3. I was doing some work with Optical Character Recognition, actually a blog post for tomorrow. However, whenever I was trying to use await new SpeechSynthesizer().SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text); I kept getting an [...]