Rick Glos Life in Portland, Oregon.

Systeminfo is a cool command

22. May 2013 11:21 by Rick Glos in Computers

I was wondering how old my current rig is because I couldn’t remember when I built it and was thinking it was time for an upgrade.  Ran across the syseminfo command which will tell you the Original Install Date among other things.

Looks like I built this system almost 4 years ago in August of 2009.


5-22-2013 11-17-46 AM

World of Tanks - Skirmish 18 - Alienware tourney

16. May 2013 12:31 by Rick Glos in Gaming

We (Cap Fast Nation) made it to the finals last weekend of Skirmish 18 out of 64 teams (brackets).  We lost to 3-1 versus Netwarriors but it was a good fight.

5-16-2013 12-22-22 PM

Scored us each 2,000 gold.

5-16-2013 12-23-06 PM

Alienware sponsored a tournament that we made it into the semifinals (brackets) – with a final 8 out of 38 teams.  There we lost a really close one 2-1 versus Scurry Hard, made up of some rude dudes.  It was double-elimination and we couldn’t field enough people the second day in the losers bracket so we forfeited.

5-16-2013 12-30-28 PM

Visual Studio 2012 theme, caps and pending changes window

1. May 2013 11:19 by Rick Glos in Programming

I’ve been living in Visual Studio 2012 for a couple weeks now, finally making the switch from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012 for most of my work and doing the usual stuff of upgrading projects and tools, etc.

Many people have complained about the UI and I’m not normally one to customize but it has been hard.  I find myself having having mental hiccups figuring out which tab is active or why can’t I see xyz in the pending changes window?  My co-worker and I were discussing and came across some good links I wanted to document.

  1. Customizing the theme.

    A really good extension called Color Theme Editor. A good video on how it works.

  2. Getting rid of the all caps.

    It involves the registry, but thankfully there's a way to remove those capitals.

  3. Getting the old pending changes window back.

    I think Pending Changes merits its own window, not being buried in the Team Explorer window.