How the iPad won me over

I was probably the most skeptical person out the when Steve Jobs was making the announcement about his “magical” iPad. In this day and age you can’t take any salesman seriously when he uses that kind of language. But when I saw one in action surfing the Internet the other day I started to see the potential of the platform.
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PSake: PowerShell Make

Ever since I first heard about it on the Plumbers @ Work Podcast I’ve been looking forward to the release of the psake PowerShell build tool James Kovacs was developing.

Looks like one of the first versions have been released.  I’m excited for two reasons: 1) command-line build tools are always the most powerful tools, 2) I can use this to learn PowerShell!  🙂

Anyway, thanks to James Kovacs!  I’m looking forward to trying it out!

Moved Blog Here

Hi, I’m moving my blog here.  I did a manual install on eric.willcodeforcoffee.com and it hasn’t let me post in months, even with updates and stuff…  😛

So I’ve moved the blog to the top level.  We’ll see how that goes.

A Warning to Skype Users

Just a warning to anyone else out there who uses Skype: Skype uses TCP Port 80 and Port 443 as alternatives for incoming calls!  This will prevent you from starting up IIS or Apache (which was happening to me).

To fix this issue open up Skype Options (Tools > Options in the Menu) and select the “Connection” tab. There you will find a checkbox marked “Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections”.  Uncheck that box and you should be okay.