Just a friendly reminder to all those Canadians out there who are living abroad like I am that you can still vote in Federal Elections. You simply have to register online at Elections Canada here. Once you do, Elections Canada sends you a mail-in voting kit that you can use to vote remotely.
I recently had a USB drive, that was formatted as FAT32, that throw Error 0x80070052 anytime I tried to create a new directory or file on the USB drive. After fiddling around a bit, I narrowed the cause down to the fact that I had a bunch of files in the root directory of the USB drive. Once I moved all the data into folders and narrowed down the folder count to about 4 root folders, the error went away. I assume that a FAT32 USB drive has a limit to the number of files that you can store in the root folder and by putting everything into sub-folders, you can get around that limit.
I recently had to format a drive as FAT32. But if you use the Windows 8 GUI formatter, you will realize that the only file system it lets you pick is NTFS. So I found this utility that lets me format a drive as FAT32: http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/
Recently I wanted to do a few side projects that required building web applications. But it has been almost 3 years since I have done anything web development related in my life. Understandably, I am not horribly out of practice and out of date. So I decided to start from scratch and relearn web development from the basics and upwards. To that end I have started following some tutorials that have been excellent so far. I figure I should share them here in case someone else is a similar situation to myself and wants to know where to go to start learning:
- Codecademy’s HTML and CSS Tutorial
- Codecademy’s JQuery Tutorial
- Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl
I highly recommend the Ruby on Rails tutorial. Michael Hartl does a fantastic job of guiding you through Rails and web development in general!
It’s that time of the year again! The onslaught of gaming releases for fall is here! Its going to be a busy couple of months for me as I try to work my way through the huge pile of amazing games that are coming out. Things I am looking forward to playing are:
- GTA V
- Halo the Master Chief Collection
- Smash Bros for Wii U
- Civilization Beyond Earth
- Bayonetta 1/2
- Forza Horizon 2
- Sunset Overdrive
- Assassin’s Creed Unity
- Shadow of Mordor
- Farcry 4
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby
- Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
- Elite Dangerous
Its going to be a busy Christmas and New Years for me!