This post is meant as a warning to those fellow internet searchers looking for information on South Manitou Island at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northwest Michigan. We visited last week during our vacation (3rd week of July) and were looking forward to a great time. Unfortunately, none of the literature we encountered about the … Continue reading South Manitou Island at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
I've had my Surface 3 (4GB of RAM model) since the day it was released, use it heavily daily for both work and home, and love it. This past week it has taken its first road trip, vacation, and I couldn't be happier with it. Devices, Devices, Devices Replacing my laptop on a trip isn't an easy … Continue reading Surface 3 on Vacation
I recently came upon the need to show a WPF window in an Outlook add-in, preferably centered on the Outlook window (WindowStartupLocation = CenterInParent). Easy enough, but without setting Window.Owner, it will appear in an uncontrolled location when calling ShowDialog(). Setting Window.Owner is where things get a little tricky. Searching online produced a few variations … Continue reading Centering a WPF Window in an Outlook 2013 Add-in
Yesterday I received my new Kindle Voyage. I've been a first-gen Paperwhite user since shortly after it was released and I have been nothing but pleased with it. It was miles ahead of the other Kindles we in the household have owned. The Voyage is another big step forward. I was expecting an improvement, obviously, … Continue reading Kindle Voyage
First I'll say that every PC I use these days is running Windows 8.1. That's my home desktop, laptop, Surface RT, and work PC. Windows 8 is actually very good on the tablet form factor. It's fine on PCs if you're wanting to stick to the new Metro style apps. But it's horrible when mixing desktop … Continue reading Ugh: Windows 8, Metro and Desktop
He's all set for his first day of Kindergarten!
Tomorrow David starts kindergarten. This morning we had our last race to the pre-school door. He won.