Author Archives: twestley

How to Physically Destroy Compact Flash Cards

This is the simplest and quickest way I found to permanently, physically destroy compact flash cards. It will work for pretty much any external flash card. These CF cards have been sitting around for quite some time. I long ago … Continue reading

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Spam: You seem like my type

Do you read your spam? Maybe you just delete it. Maybe you ignore it. Spam content and quantity seem to come in waves. Probably the waves are related to somebody testing out or using a spam script. Lately, I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms XAML Label Adjusts Font Size to Fit Width of Content

Xamarin.Forms Label controls do not have the capability to adjust their font size to accomodate the width of the content. You have to use a view renderer in the platform-specific project to accomplish this. This blog post shows how to … Continue reading

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Linking and voting

What if blogging and linking were more significant than voting?

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UIKit Dynamics Tutorial with Xamarin.iOS

This article was adapted from UIKit Dynamics Tutorial, Colin Eberhardt, by permission of the publisher, Ray Wenderlich. Please visit the Ray Wenderlich Tutorials site for this and many other fine tutorials. The vast majority of the text of this article … Continue reading

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Python: Compute and Prettily Display Difference Between Two Dates

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Xib-Free iOS App with C# – Part 4 – iAd

This is Part 4 of our series building a xib-free iOS app with C#. Introduction Clock Timers Add an iAd banner Landscape and auto layout Get current location NuGet Get current weather Profit! In our last episode, we displayed and … Continue reading

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Xib-Free iOS App with C# – Part 3 – Timers

This is Part 3 of our series building a xib-free iOS app with C#. Introduction Clock Timers Add an iAd banner Landscape and auto layout Get current location NuGet Get current weather Profit! In our last episode, we created a … Continue reading

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Xib-Free iOS App with C# – Part 2 – Clock

This is Part 2 of our series building a xib-free iOS app with C#. Introduction Clock Timers Add an iAd banner Landscape and auto layout Get current location NuGet Get current weather Profit! Create a New Project in Xamarin Studio … Continue reading

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Convert Trunk Notes To Plain Markdown

This shell script converts one or more Trunk Notes files to plain markdown. It removes the first 7 lines and touches the modification date to match the Timestamp line. It does not convert the markdown itself. For example it does … Continue reading

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