Using Nuget Without Nuget?

For a project I’m using VS2010 express, and needed the Google drive apis, which are available on Nuget. Except that Nuget (despite their claims) does not install on 2010 express. Solution? Two actually, depending on how complicated the transfer is: Solution #1: For small files, no nasty dependencies. Quick and simple. Sign up and log into Nuget. Find the package manually (ie, “search”) Along the left, the “How to Download” link has become “Download” Download the files (blahblahblah.nupkg) Unzip it … Continue reading

Got A Maker Business? Want A Better One?

Interesting article on business – Ten Rules For Maker Businesses by the author of “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” and now running a hobbist company 3D Robotics. Pithy tips, targeted at similar businesses (online sales, and as he says, Maker businesses). Worth a peruse if you’re entrepreneurially inclined. .

Darn It! Pi Day Redux

So I’ve been planning Pi day ’15 for awhile – then forget. And it was going to be so good, too – the 15 would make it work out really well: Mar 14/15 -> 03 14 15 9 26 53 589 -> 03.14.15 9:26:53.589 (AM) Oh well, missed that. Anyhoo, here’s about 1,000 digits or so – I was going to include a picture, but it turns out a picture is worth a thousand words,it’s more like thirty thousand: THREE … Continue reading

Brooklyn 99 And The 12 Men On An Island Puzzle

I was watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the ‘Captain Peralta’ episode when they posed this problem: Twelve men are on a desert island, all with identical weights except for one of them, who is slightly lighter or heavier than the others. The only other thing on the island is a seesaw. There are no scales or means to measure weight otherwise. Can you determine which man has the different weight? You only get to use the seesaw three times. This is … Continue reading

Thunderbird And The Error “The messages could not be filtered to folder ‘Junk’ because another operation is in progress.”

For the past couple of months I’ve been using Thunderbird for my email, finally replacing Eudora. All in all, well worth the transition, especially with the way it handles spam (and in particular, the RegEx plugin FiltaQuilla). But lately, one message has been bugging me: The messages could not be filtered to folder ‘Trash’ because another operation is in progress. Needless to say, since my emails weren’t filtered, I had to do the work manually – very annoying. A bit … Continue reading