Archive for May, 2012

MetroReads: Goodreads for the Windows Phone

May 20th, 2012 No comments

My second app for the Windows Phone platform got certified today!

It is an app to use with From their site:

“Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 8,600,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in January 2007. ”

Check out the “marketing site” for screen shots and link to Marketplace.


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Start Windows8 in Desktop

May 16th, 2012 No comments

Tired of Windows 8 starting up in Metro? Is your first action to switch to Desktop after starting up? Worry no more! If you set a registry key, you can control if Windows 8 should boot in Desktop rather than Metro.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

“Shell”=”explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe”

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Pull the Rabbit out of the Machine

May 10th, 2012 No comments

Today I got RabbitMQ In Action from Manning in the mail. As I have prevous written about, I did a 2nd review on the book. I am, however, looking forward to reading the complete book and play around with the Rabbit.

Last year, I also reviwed Machine Learning In Action also by Manning. Manning was also kind enough to mail me a copy of this book. Since my master thesis I have only worked briefly with artificial neural networks, so it was fun to play around with these kinds of models again. I also enjoyed the examples in Python, an area I have not had the pleasure of doing much work with.

I wrote in my last post about SOA Patterns. This book is about to go into print and when it does I’ll post a picture of the front. Now I can only find one with the MEAP-sign plastered over it.

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