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  • Project “Thalia”

    Many years ago I utilized my knowledge of hardware automation to build a solution to both the storage and (more importantly) usage of a constantly growing DVD collection.&nbsp; The solution at the time was to combine several multi-disc changers together with the necessary hardware to handle the switching of the audio/video operated from a ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on July 17, 2017
  • Skype for Business invite not working?

    For whatever reason I have no idea what app Im supposed to download in order to get a Skype for Business meeting working and I keep getting an invite that wants to just launch that app.&#160; I recall solving the problem in the past with a web search so given that Ive had to do this several times I think I should just make a note ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 27, 2017
  • Updating to Windows 10 Frustration (Windows 8/8.1)

    Im finally getting around to upgrading a couple of machines that I neglected to upgrade to Windows 10 during the free update.&#160; As I technically qualify for the still free update for those that utilize accessibility features, Im finally getting around to upgrading them.&#160; However, both of these machines are experiencing the same ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 17, 2017
  • Watching recorded TV with Windows Media Player

    I cut the cord years ago and have been using Windows Media Center to record television for ages.&#160; It is with great sadness to see Microsoft drop Windows Media Center from Windows; however, that doesnt change the fact that I literally have years (several seasons) of content to catch up on I used to be able to just launch Windows Media ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 16, 2017
  • What happened to “What U Hear”?

    Back in the day, Windows used to have an audio input that would be whatever was currently playing also known as a loop back.&#160; Beginning with Windows 7, this input appears to have been removed.&#160; As it turns out, it hasnt been removed; this is even true as of Windows 10.&#160; Its just not available by default.&#160; To enable: ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 15, 2017
  • BASIC SIG (February 7th, 2017) - VB's ByRef/ByVal (VB's "it just works" approach to CLR ref) and "All About Nullables"

    Rough agenda: * Progress update: Website, Slack.NET... * Discuss ways that you can get involved, regardless of skill level. * ByVal and ByRef, what does this mean along with deeper dive of CLR ref and how VB takes this a step further. * &quot;All About Nullables&quot; &nbsp;Dim a As Integer?... A question? &nbsp;What does that mean? ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on January 11, 2017
  • (Re)Announcing BASICSIG!

    After visiting Microsoft for the Microsoft MVP Summit in November, I was a bit &ldquo;beat down&rdquo;.&nbsp; I came to a somewhat difficult (and in my mind, somewhat shocking) realization.&nbsp; VB is dead! Wait, what? OK, so it requires a little explanation&hellip; After speaking with several long time MVP&rsquo;s who were (and, in many ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on January 11, 2017
  • BASIC SIG (November 1st, 2016) - Are line numbers evil?

    This is a &quot;challenge month&quot; where&nbsp;each&nbsp;participant&nbsp;will use GW-BASIC to build something &quot;interesting&quot; (something that works) from scratch in the hour and a half that is available.&nbsp; Each project will be judged on across several aspects and the winner will walk away with an ESP8266!&nbsp;As a requirement to ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on October 13, 2016
  • BASIC SIG (October 4th, 2016) - What would you ask the VB team?

    I&#39;ll be going to Microsoft next month, so this month we will talk candidly about the current state of VB.NET... no sacred cows... ask anything and I&#39;ll be sure to get some of these questions answered with a recap (without breaking NDA) in Decembers meeting. As a requirement to meet at this location, I have to share: This event is not ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on September 15, 2016
  • BASIC SIG (September 6th, 2016) - Random Topics

    Work has clobbered me this month, so we will just be covering random topics, questions, etc.&nbsp; So come and ask &quot;anything&quot;. As a requirement to meet at this location, I have to share: This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the&nbsp;by the North Richland Hills Library, The Maker Spot or the City of North Richland Hills.
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on August 11, 2016
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