Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

  • Windows 10 on Mac Bootcamp – fixes (Updated)

    Update 19th August 2015: Apple have released Bootcamp 6, which fixes all of the below when using Windows 10. If you already have Bootcamp 5 installed, run the Apple Software Update utility to get the latest set of drivers. The only oddity I’ve had with Bootcamp 6 is that is resets your DPI scaling to…

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  • Backup and Restore is back in Windows 10

    Great news! In Windows 10 build 10130, Microsoft appears to have seen sense and brought back the perfectly functional Backup and Restore function that was removed in Windows 8.1. You can find it in the classic Control Panel under “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)”. No longer do you have to use the File History feature.…

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  • Shinkansen wifi access (and Japan docomo/mobilepoint wifi WEP keys)

    Back in 2011, I created a pretty popular post (that now redirects here) that contained the WEP key for Softbank’s “mobilepoint” wifi hotspot on the Shinkansen. For some reason, both docomo and Softbank encrypt their public wifi connections with publicly accessible keys which doesn’t prevent eavesdropping on connections at all. Docomo even sells “visitor” access…

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  • .NET web app cloud deployments in 2015

    .NET web applications tend to get treated very poorly in the real world – some people still think that copying and pasting the contents of their /bin/Release/ directory (lovingly referred to as “DLLs”) over Remote Desktop to a webserver and manually setting up IIS is acceptable – but this is now 2015 and the world…

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  • Why use a Macbook Pro as a Windows .NET Software Developer (Updated)

    Why use a Macbook Pro as a Windows .NET Software Developer (Updated)

    Update December 2016: Apple has released a new version of the MacBook Pro featuring the new Touch Bar feature. I do not recommend buying this model. Worse battery life Worse keyboard Touch Bar feature is pretty useless for Bootcamp or virtualization – you will miss the usual function keys USB-C only. Expect to spend 100s…

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