Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

  • Hidden full screen web page kiosk mode in Windows 10 Anniversary

    Running Windows 10 Anniversary Edition? Click this link and say yes to the prompts (You’ll, er, have to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to exit and sign in again). Back? You just launched the hidden Take a Test app. Windows 10 Anniversary now includes a chromeless kiosk mode that web pages can launch. Basically any link in the…

    Read more…

  • Better git and other Linux based command line tools on Windows 10

    One fantastic new feature in the latest version of Windows 10 is an add on you can install that allows you to use an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution natively in Windows. This opens up a whole new world for developers on Windows, including access to the same class of Git and SSH tools that are available…

    Read more…

  • An ode to Surface 3

    It is increasingly looking like the Surface 3 is going to be discontinued. Microsoft is running out of stock on the 128GB / 4GB RAM model. Third party vendors are heavily discounting it, suggesting a clearance. The biggest sign of its demise is that Intel are simply going to stop making the quad-core Cherry Trail Atom processors…

    Read more…

  • Get Living London E20 East Village – 18 months on Review

    This is a follow up to my initial thoughts on the rental properties by Get Living London at East Village E20, approximately 18 months after moving back to the UK and settling down here. Get Living London are simply the best landlords in London. Period. If you have to rent and live in London, ideally it…

    Read more…

  • Net Writer: porting Open Live Writer to Windows 10

    A few months ago I started to write a replacement for Windows Live Writer for Windows 10 using the new Universal Windows Platform, calling it Net Writer and putting it on the Windows Store in Preview. A few weeks later Scott Hanselman announces that Windows Live Writer has finally been open sourced as Open Live Writer…

    Read more…