Saturday, 23. January 2016

Note to Self: How to fix the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 has an annoying bug that sometimes the start menu won't open any more, as well as all Apps, which happen to be pinned to the task bar, cannot be started any more either.

The solution is simple, run this command in an adimistrative powershell (right click the start button -> run command line as administrator -> "powershell" [enter]):

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Friday, 24. April 2015

Habemus CoreCLR on FreeBSD

In the last weeks I contributed to the CoreCLR project ( CoreCLR is the new open source runtime for .NET and the core of the new Microsoft .NET strategy. Initially the focus is on providing a working basis for hosting ASP.NET apps. Microsoft annouced it in November  […]

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Sunday, 1. February 2015

Dell XPS 13 (2015)

Having got my new Dell XPS 13 with Intel Broadwell finally this Friday, some initial thoughts about it. The device feels very good when holding it in the hands for the first time. Also the design is very good, but that should be clear given the price of the devices. I was positivily suprised about  […]

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Wednesday, 12. March 2014

Hyper-V Generation 2 and (X)Ubuntu 14.04

Virtualization on the x86/AMD64 architecture has become pretty normal over the last years. Today the market offers several different software products for this purpose. Two very well known ones include Virtualbox, which is open source software with proprietary extension packs offered by Oracle for  […]

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Wednesday, 26. February 2014

A new Beginning

I decided to start again with a blog. I had one based on Wordpress before, but did not really use it. Among other things, Wordpress' update mechanism (or the lack thereof) really spoiled the fun. I know they have a built in update mechanism, but it decided for some obscure reasons to not work for my  […]

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