Visual Studio Achievements

Saw this in the Visual Studio 2010 Extension Manager: Visual Studio Achievements. Seems like planting a game in your development tool. Ain’t that cool? I’m installing it…

(“Tools” > “Extension Manager”)

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And here’s my initial achievements! Cool!

(“Tools” > “Achievements”)

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And I’d say, the “Guru”s level achievements seems pretty easy!!!!

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6. February 2012
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Do Not: [VirtualBox] Merge Snapshot when out of space

What happened: I’m running out of hard disk space on host machine where I have my VirtualBox virtual machines setup. So, am thinking to move the virtual machines artifacts to some secondary storage. I had 40GB worth of snapshots + 30GB of the VHD. So, instead of moving 70GB, I’m planning to merge the snapshots and just move the 30GB VHD.

The result? It ran out of space when merging, and the base VHD gets corrupted. I’m not able to load the virtual machines anymore. Tried using VirtualPC, not successful too.

Lesson learnt: Do not do merge snapshot on VirtualBox when you’re running out of space on where you keep the virtual machines.

What I’m going to do next is to rebuild the virtual machine. I should have syspreped 1 baseline installation before. Sad smile

12. January 2012
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Register to read public online information?

I guess this is a practice that no longer apply to this era. IBM requires that public customer to be registered to read information on their product. To be specific, I was trying to retrieve whitepaper on how IBM WebSphere ESB can increase IT flexibility over here. And the registration page mandates phone number and address. First of all, if you’re making it difficult for people to access information, what is the likelihood for your product to reach the mass?

11. January 2012
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