Android to Windows Phone experience

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I have a new job and landed a shiny new Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, so I'm switching from Android for a while to see how I enjoy it. By far the biggest challenge so far is the state of apps, the numbers of apps is less and the quality of the apps you find are a bit hit and miss. Following are some of the main apps or equivalents that I've found to be good. Twitter The official Twitter app is pretty average - it gets the job done, but it's not very configurable and lacks integration with Pocket…

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Record is Unavailable error opening attachments in Notes - Dynamics CRM

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CRM crm2013 error troubleshooting attachments notes

Today I encountered a problem in a Dynamics CRM 2013 environment, the resolution for which reminded me that sometimes a good old fashioned browser cache empty isn't such a lame idea. We have a system where we generate a file, save it as an attachment to a Note against a particular entity. The Note is owned by the user who initiated this action. In our case, every time the user clicked on the file they would see the following error: Record is Unavailable The requested record was not found…

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Cold Chisel - One Night Stand, 15 Dec 2015

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Have you ever had Karaoke to your favourite song with 10,000 strangers? Because that is what going to a Cold Chisel concert is like - joyous, drunken and great fun. To set the context - I am a Cold Chisel fanatic. And yet I almost wasn't going to go to this concert, but holy crap I am glad I did. I live in Canberra and saw Chisel earlier this year, managing to wangle my way to front row for their warm up gig before the Clispal 500. I figured travelling to Sydney wasn't going to reap the same rew…

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CRM REST JavaScript - Bad Request: Error processing request stream

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Sometimes I'm tired and forgetful, and in a rush. Never a good combination. I was writing some form based JavaScript to programmatically create child-records using the REST API in Dynamics CRM 2015 and encountered the following error in a nasty JavaScript alert dialog. Error: 400: Bad Request: Error processing request stream. The property name 'field_Name' specified for type 'Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.Data.Services.field_Name' is not valid. The attribute in question was a DateTime field, so I was stuffi…

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Moved blog to Ghost(Pro)

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I've always used WordPress for this blog, and hosted it in a variety of platforms - starting out with the original free wordpress.com, then moving to a low-cost shared website with a WordPress install, and eventually IaaS in Windows Azure. When I moved to Windows Azure, I used a BitNami WordPress VM image and a Multsite install of Worpdress - at the time I had multiple websites with custom domains that I wanted to host, and a low powered VM worked out to be cost effective. The downside to this…

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