GameMaker Windows Desktop App wouldn’t run on my Dell Venue Pro

  I’d been working on my “MistleToe Kiss Me” app using gamemaker by YoYo games. I was targeting Windows 8 and Windows Phone for the end product release. The debug tools in GameMaker are much better for the Windows desktop output target, and I was working my app through its paces on a few various…

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Mistletoe Kiss Me released for Win8 and WP8

Forgot to buy some MistleToe? Inspired by my new Dell Venue Pro 8, the perfect device to hold over my head with a Mistletoe app running on it, I’m happy to announce the release of “MistleToe Kiss Me” for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Download your app via the links below and give it…

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HP u160 Flip-n-Fold Portable Monitor – Gadget Time!

My primary laptop is a HP EliteBook 810. Things I like about it include very small form factor, great battery life, i7 processor, 12 gig of ram, 256gig ssd for a hard drive, touch/swivel display, backlit keyboard, usb3, displayport, nfc, buildin gsm radio stack, mil-spec 810G tested for abuse, and more. So what don’t I…

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Florida App Hub by Z_Williamson – App Callout

Zack Williamson is starting an effort to have a Florida Application Developer Hub to catalog our local development efforts. He’s put together Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that offer up catalogs of Florida developed apps. Unfortunately at the time of this writing the catalog is a bit light, but I’m hoping for some of…

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fla-windev – Keeping in Touch with Florida Devs

My mission is to help devs publish apps on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Azure in Florida. Being focused primarily on developers in Florida can be a challenge. Florida is a very diverse and geographically distributed state. I wanted to bring to Florida a sense of “local software economies” around Microsoft platforms. Aka attempt to…

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App Studio for Windows Phone BETA Released

Interesting new tool for Windows Phone developers is now in beta. Meet App Studio for Windows Phone. App Studio guides you through building an app consuming various data sources. Outputs will include a .xap ready to be sideloaded enterprise style via a supplied certificate, as well as source code for the application. Note this tool…

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Can’t install GameMaker on Win8 – 0x80070026 Reached the end of the file

SHORT VERSION If you’re trying to install GameMaker and get a 0x80070026 error, run the FIX below. If you have a blank Windows Features dialog, the command below may work for you also. FIX If you’re trying to install GameMaker and get a 0x80070026 error, run the fix steps as illustrated in my previous blog…

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Windows Features Blank on Windows 8

SHORT VERSION You’re running Windows 8, and for some reason or another need to install the .NET Framework 3.5. Open up the Windows Features dialog, and its totally blank, without any add/remove options. What the heck? FIX Each of these command can take upwards of an hour to run. BE PATIENT, some of the dialogs…

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From Florida? Publish any Windows or Phone Apps to the store this past 12 Months?

Each year, on June 30 our fiscal rolls over and a new year starts.  So I’m in my ‘reflective’ mood.  I know there were a bunch of apps produced from Florida.  But who and what?  That’s really not public.  So I’m asking for a “role call”.  In Florida and published apps?  Post a comment with…

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"Remove Mapping" hassles in TFSPreview

I’m happily crunching away on my new machine setting up Visual Studio and such. I’ve mappped in a workspace using TFSPreview to my c:\dev drive. Somehow I accidentally wind up with a second mapping to my c:\dev drive. Attempting to pull down any files results in the following wonderful error message: In Source Control Explorer,…

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