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Hello Gatsby

Hello Gatsby

The first post on this site was written on July 27th, 2004. Wow, nearly 14 years ago. I believe it was written on  Scott Watermasysk’s .Text platform, at least that is the first blogging platform I remember running for real. I eventually followed…

Common issues for Suzuki LT80 hard to start

Leaky petcock causes crankcase to fill with gas, pours out muffler Float/needle faulty Missing O-ring between carb and reed cage Starter Starter relay – check red wire on side of frame to see what voltage it is sending when pushing start button Dirty…

How to restore accidentally deleted shortcut on Google home page

How to restore accidentally deleted shortcut on Google home page

I get a lot of utility out of Google’s “most visited sites” shortcuts on the Google home page. The Google home page is my default site so it pops up every time I open a new tab. Several months ago I accidentally clicked the little “X” in the upper…

Type argument Microsoft Runtime CompilerServices ConfiguredTaskAwaitable violates the constraint of type parameter TAwaiter

You add a reference to StackExchange.Redis in your .NET 4.0 project and you get the following exception: Method System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncTaskMethodBuilder 1+ConfiguredTaskAwaiter [ StackExchange.Redis.ServerEndPoint ] ’ violates the…

Reference foo.dll could not be resolved because indirect dependency on System.Runtime 1.5.11.0

After adding a reference (via Nuget or a direct reference) to another library from your .NET 4.0 project you get an exception similar to the following: The primary reference “foo.dll” could not be resolved because it has an indirect dependency on…

Setting Environment Variables on Mac OS X

This is the way I do it and I’m storing the info here because I’ve already looked it up on 3 different occasions. I store them in my bash profile. To edit that file simply use the following in the terminal: subl ~/.bash_profile I use Sublime text…

Node to Microsoft SharePoint / Project Online via Edge.js

Node to Microsoft SharePoint / Project Online via Edge.js

At LeanKit we’re always creating new integrations with other software and sites. Most of them involve reading from a 3rd party application’s web service API (Microsoft’s TFS via VisualStudio.com, JIRA, GitHub issues and more), performing some type…

Kiatechinfo.com for your Kia maintenance

When you decide that you want to do some work on your beloved Kia yourself but do not own a service manual then head on over to kiatechinfo.com . Simply create an account and look up the procedure for whatever it is you want to do. Amazingly they…

Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp error

Problem: You try to npm install a node package on Windows and get an error similar to: Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp Issue: You have Python 3.x installed and node-gyp needs version 2.7. You may already have 2.7 installed but your…

Default value must be string or number error when running npm adduser

Problem: You try to run npm adduser command and get an error message that starts with something like “Default value must be string or number”. Cause: It is attempting to access your default email address which you do not have set. Fix: npm config set…