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What you should know about .NET developing

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That’s a nice article to act as a brochure on what you should know about .net framework



Written by Nick_k

12/01/2017 at 9:45 AM

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Virtual Box ntdll error

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I use Windows Enteprise to run various virtual machines for developing/testing purpuses. A recent Windows update broke virtual box giving me ntdll errors. The fix was found here:


Written by Nick_k

20/04/2015 at 9:48 AM

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How to get the short name of a path containing spaces

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In a command line window type:

dir *. /x

That should give the short name of the path that might contain spaces.


It’s really useful when you have to install the pg gem and you experience trouble because mingw can’t read file paths with spaces


gem install pg — –with-pg-config=c:/Program Files (x86)/PostgreSQL/8.4/bin/pg_config.exe  should become

gem install pg — –with-pg-config=c:/PROGRA~2/PostgreSQL/8.4/bin/pg_config.exe

Written by Nick_k

09/03/2015 at 1:15 PM

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Installing sqlite3 gem on windows

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Written by Nick_k

29/11/2013 at 10:41 AM

Posted in ruby on rails, windows