Here is a step by step guide to set up a new development environment from scratch, to get an Android project up and running in an emulator.
Finally! After a whole week of waiting, this evening the update notification icon appeared and after some minutes, had been installed on my device. Continue reading for more screenshots. Continue reading Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3 OTA Update
TLDR; Rogers internet 25% off “Extreme Plus” (45Mbps/4Mbps/150GB) for $69 per month.
Let me start out by saying that for the past year there has been ‘provisioning’ going on with Bell Canada preventing me from getting any service other than Rogers Cable internet.
I signed up 8 months ago for a student promotion for 8 months no contract:
25Mbps Download; 2Mbps Upload; 160GB Cap; $52 after tax
This just expired and to my shock the price went up to $90. (I am rounding to the nearest dollar)
Here were my options (after calling Bell who informed me that they are still provisioning) Continue reading Rogers Retention Ridiculousness
If you are traveling to Europe and are anything like me, here are some recommended items to bring on your trip. Continue reading Essential electronics for European travel
Well I succeeded in naming a blog post with only acronyms.
This fun little device allows HDMI output from your android phone (think screen sharing). I picked one up from Ebay for about 7 dollars including HDMI cable. Quite a cool concept, however, in practice – not so much. Continue reading MHL USB OTG HDMI
Being a Wind Mobile customer for more than a year and a half now, I have always been disappointed with their mobile speed (specifically the upload rate).
Today, I went to Vaughan Mills Mall where they had a display for the HTC One. After talking with the sales person for a few minutes, I convinced him to demonstrate the speed test for Rogers which he was using as a carrier for the new device. Continue reading Rogers mobile speed test results with HTC One on LTE
The following is a primer on managing virtual hard drives using Hyper-V manager. Virtual hard disk files are stored as either .vhd or .vhdx files which use .avhd and .avhdx differencing disks respectively for snapshots. Both formats support either fixed size or dynamically expanding. The .vhdx format is new as of Server 2012 and provides some improvements over the previous .vhd format including increased storage capacity.
For a list of changes in the VHDX format, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831446.aspx
All examples are performed using Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012 (minimum version required).
This guide demonstrates how to virtualize a physical machine running Windows. It requires a VMM server managing at least one Hyper-V host available for placement. The physical machine must be connected to the same network as the Hyper-V host and the VMM server for successful conversion. Additionally, local or domain administrative credentials are required. The process is initiated from the VMM console and is completed using the wizard. Powershell script included.
For VMM to be useful, you need to add servers to a host group for management. The easiest method, involves adding servers in a trusted domain using a ‘Run As’ account different from the account you use to log in to VMM. You can also add servers in untrusted domains or on a perimeter network, although this is slightly more involved. You can even provision a bare-metal host through a baseboard management controller. This guide will outline the steps of adding a host in the same domain, on the same network.
Once you have gone through the lengthy and specific requirements to install and get VMM running (See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610592.aspx for all the requirements), added your physical servers to a host group for management, and configured networking ‘fabric’, you can use VMM to perform live migration between your servers running the same version of Hyper-V.
Note that starting in Hyper-V 3.0 VMM is no longer needed to perform live migration; they can be initiated directly in Hyper-V manager.
This guide assumes a pre-configured VMM, server, and network infrastructure (see the technet article for more information).