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How to Setup VS Code to Be Portable

In an increasingly agile world of programming and DevOps, not only do the applications and tools you code need to be modular, you may find yourself and the programs needing to be modular as well.

What’s New In Visual Studio 2022?

Visual Studio 2022 has now been officially released alongside .NET 6, which it supports. It includes many new features and improvements, such as AI IntelliCode that can auto-complete chunks of code for you….

How FreeDOS Grew Up and Became a Modern DOS

I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, and that meant I grew up with computers. Our first home computer was an Apple II, and my brother and I taught ourselves about BASIC programming on the Apple. I wrote a lot of games and math p…

Serving Dynamic Files With Blazor in ASP.NET

One of the many great features of frameworks like Blazor and ASP.NET (which it runs on) is the ability to serve dynamic content at whatever endpoint your application needs. If you’d like to serve downloads of generated files,…

Why Text in The Terminal Only Has Sixteen Colors

If you’ve paid much attention to the Linux terminal window, or the Windows console, you might notice that text only comes in a limited set of colors. Why do the colors look the way they do? How IBM chose to represent text col…

Why DOS Applications Used White-On-Blue Text

Many DOS applications use white text on a blue background as the default colors.  Why is this the default color choice? The answer, like so many things in technology, is because of its history. You’ll often find this same co…

Why Excel Looks The Way it Does

The spreadsheet you are probably most familiar with is Microsoft Excel. But have you ever wondered why Excel looks and acts the way that it does? Why does Excel arrange data in a grid of cells? Why are columns identified by l…

Getting Started with the Windows Admin Center

Originally launched in 2017 as Project Honolulu, Windows Admin Center (WAC), or WAC as it became known, has gained lots of functionality and features to make managing your servers, clusters, and Windows 10 PCs that much easie…

Why DOS Was (and Is) a Thing

In late 1980, someone at IBM had a pretty neat idea. Responding to the popularity of “personal computers” like the Apple II and the TRS-80, IBM decided to get into the game. After a fast-paced development, IBM announced the f…
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