Category Archives: Just General

How To Change Windows 8 Product Key To Complete Activation

So I installed windows 8 pro and because of a volume licence version and proxy authentication problems activating kept on failing!! After a while (2 retries) I reckoned I would research alternative options that led me to eventually having to activate via command prompt and change my windows key!! There was no easy access to “change your windows 8 key” and found this article that guided me through the process.

Happy days after visual studio 2012 also available now for us MSDN subscribers. >>off to write that windows 8 app then!!




DevOps DNS for Developers – Now There’s No Excuse Not To Know – Diary Of A Ninja

Good article that explains DNS in a less confusing way than poking at a lion in the dark.

DevOps DNS for Developers – Now There’s No Excuse Not To Know – Diary Of A Ninja.

head-to-head Siri vs Google voice actions

So alot of talk is about Siri at the moment. Here is an article that explains it and compares it to Google voice actions. Thanks Greg Sterling for the great article.

You can find it here

MVC and Telerik

Recently I started converting a new web application into mvc pattern and I am really loving it. It is definatly worth checking out if you are in web development. Also look at what Telerik has to offer with free open source controls. Fantastic!!






While developing recently on a new project of mine using EF4 and mvc3, the power went off. (Thanks Eskom /facedesk)

So after waiting for 45minutes and restarting my desktop and project etc….when running I got this error.

Could not load file or assembly ‘EntityFramework’ or one of its dependencies. The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG))

After some research I found out that all I had to do was clear the Temporary ASP.NET Files folder for my framework and viola, the project worked again.

The path is C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp\Temporary ASP.NET Files\

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