Tuesday, June 28, 2016
ADO.Net Entity Data Model: Getting column information from a stored procedure that returns data from temp tables

Way back machine on this one.

You need to temporarily add:


To the beginning of the proc for the data model to be able to get the column info.

posted @ Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:24 PM | Feedback (0)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Penguins 50th Anniversary Logo Update
It was during the first period of the first game of the second round against Washington when I thought to myself for the first time in a long time, “This team is good enough to win the Stanley Cup.” They promptly lost that game, of course, but, in the end, it turns out I was right.
posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2016 5:46 PM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Asp.Net Core 1.0 RC2 fail, why? Who knows, it works on my machine, unless it’s the other machine

Related to the previous…..

After deciding that Asp.NET 5 MVC 6 (or whatever it was called) wasn’t quite how they wanted to do it, the brilliant Scotts from Microsoft decided to redo god knows what percentage of the damn thing, and it became Asp.NET Core 1.0.

Fantastic, but fine.  If that’s the direction to go and it makes sense, swell.  Rock the mutha out.

Of course, I then had to upgrade/port/bitchslap a major project that had been built on Asp.NET 5 MVC 6 (or whatever it was called) to Asp.NET Core 1.o.

Awesome.  Fantastic.  It was an exhilarating experience, but I finally pulled it off.

On my SurfacePro 4.  Which builds everything just fine.

But not on my SurfaceBook.  Which has the identical codebase pulled down from TFS, excuse me, Visual Studio Online, but won’t build it, because the updated shiny Asp.NET Core 1.0 RC2 site refuses to import/recognize/grok the .NET 4.5.2 references.  Why?  Who knows, it doesn’t say really.  I thought it might be because various projects had been built on 4.5 or 4.5.1 (even though the SurfacePro 4 didn’t care) so upgraded everything outside the shiny site to that, which of course didn’t fix it.

Which of course I now don’t want to check into TFS, excuse me, Visual Studio Online, because then if I sync my SufacePro 4, it might no longer work because, who the fuck knows why it works on one and not the other in the first place.


posted @ Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:03 PM | Feedback (0)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Asp.Net Core fail, what a surprise, it’s NuGet related

Rebuilt my SurfaceBook, downloaded all code from TFS, solution has 41 projects, one of which is an upgrade to my most important web site to Asp.Net Core.

I’m on a flight from the west coast back to Chicago.  Every single project builds, except one.  And which one is that?  The Asp.Net Core one, of course.  Why is that?  Oh, it wants to connect to NuGet servers to download whatever it needs, it could actually keep those in TFS so that all packages were there from the start, but apparently not.

So much for using the 4 hours to work on CSS changes since I can’t view the site.  Oh, I guess I could pay for crappy in flight wireless, that would be cool.

posted @ Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:12 PM | Feedback (0)
Monday, May 30, 2016
Scientists prove that alcohol makes you happy

Well, thank goodness for that.

posted @ Monday, May 30, 2016 4:26 PM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I love the internet

At the opening of each half in the Man City – Real Madrid Champions League match, the fans were singing “Hey Jude.”

Why would this be?  The internet says that it was released in 1968, and that was the year that City won their first League title.

Or something like that.  Immediate answers to questions that may or may not be true and that you probably won’t remember.

posted @ Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:46 AM | Feedback (0)
Monday, April 25, 2016
Keep your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard from disconnecting in Windows 10

This applies to earlier versions as well.

Go into Device Manager, find whatever your main Bluetooth Adapter is under Bluetooth, right click to get its properties, choose power management, and make sure to uncheck the option to allow it to disconnect devices to save power.

posted @ Monday, April 25, 2016 8:36 PM | Feedback (0)
I love the internet

It’s a shame that Steph Curry got suspended 4 games for cheating on Beyoncé.

posted @ Monday, April 25, 2016 4:04 PM | Feedback (0)
Friday, April 08, 2016
Browser Power User or Dumbass?

Right now, I have approximately 34 browser windows open, each with 3-12 tabs open.

10 Chrome windows – these tend to be current task related

10 Waterfox windows – these are business/financial related

8 Slimjet windows – these are viticulture/enology related

6 Opera windows – these are news/sports/social related

I have got to get a better handle on this.  Or a machine with more memory, as even 16 GB on a Surface Book tends to get tight, once you factor in the 2-6 Visual Studio windows open at any given time.  Not to mention the Excel and Word windows.

Perhaps I could focus a bit.

posted @ Friday, April 08, 2016 10:32 PM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Visual Studio 15 Preview: The DotNet tooling SDK does not appear to be installed on this computure. Please install it and then close and reopen the solution.

The brilliantly named Visual Studio 15 preview (Visual Studio 2016 would have been too hard?) throws this error when trying to open property pages of an Asp.Net MVC 6 project, and won’t build them.  Or clean them even.  And don’t even think about debugging it.

“Daddy, what’s a computure?”  “I don’t know sweetie.”

It took two runs of the installer to get it to install, and even on the second run, there were two popup errors (with obscure messages preventing any insight into what actually failed).

It does not, however, seem to hork up running it from Visual Studio 2015 (not 15…2015) in anyway, so it does seem to be truly side by side.

Ok.  Next release maybe.

posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:53 PM | Feedback (0)