I am currently on the Windows 10 Anniversary update and occasionally my GPU driver goes nuts after resuming from sleep and causes issues with the Start Menu or a Universal Windows App like Groove Music or MSN Weather. Typically the issue lies with the ShellExperienceHost.exe process and restarting it will fix it. To do that, I do the following:
- Open Task Manager (right click on your task bar and select Task Manager from the menu that pops up)
- Go to the details tab on Task Manager:
- Find ShellExperienceHost.exe in the list:
- Right click it and click End Process.
Don’t worry, once you kill ShellExperienceHost, it will automatically restart and have pulled itself out of its bad state.
Just a friendly reminder to all those Canadians out there who are living abroad like I am that you can still vote in Federal Elections. You simply have to register online at Elections Canada here. Once you do, Elections Canada sends you a mail-in voting kit that you can use to vote remotely.
I recently had a USB drive, that was formatted as FAT32, that throw Error 0x80070052 anytime I tried to create a new directory or file on the USB drive. After fiddling around a bit, I narrowed the cause down to the fact that I had a bunch of files in the root directory of the USB drive. Once I moved all the data into folders and narrowed down the folder count to about 4 root folders, the error went away. I assume that a FAT32 USB drive has a limit to the number of files that you can store in the root folder and by putting everything into sub-folders, you can get around that limit.
I recently had to format a drive as FAT32. But if you use the Windows 8 GUI formatter, you will realize that the only file system it lets you pick is NTFS. So I found this utility that lets me format a drive as FAT32: http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/
Recently I wanted to do a few side projects that required building web applications. But it has been almost 3 years since I have done anything web development related in my life. Understandably, I am not horribly out of practice and out of date. So I decided to start from scratch and relearn web development from the basics and upwards. To that end I have started following some tutorials that have been excellent so far. I figure I should share them here in case someone else is a similar situation to myself and wants to know where to go to start learning:
I highly recommend the Ruby on Rails tutorial. Michael Hartl does a fantastic job of guiding you through Rails and web development in general!