And then it was done.

Last week, on March 15, I graduated as valedictorian of my class at Neumont University with a bachelors degree in computer science.

During my two and a half years at Neumont I met a ton of people and made a lot of great friends.

The day after commencement I started my post college job as a software engineer with LiveAuctioneers.

I plan to discus Neumont more in the next few weeks.

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Show This PC icon on Windows 10 desktop

This PC

I know I love to have a “My Computer” or “This PC” icon on my desktop. Unfortunately every version of Windows makes it a little harder to find.

The way to open the Desktop Icon Settings windows that will allow you to enable the icon is to execute the following code in the Run Window:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0

Desktop Icon Settings

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Entity Framework 6 default app.config

I recent installed entity framework in a new VS 2015 project.  I was trying to integrate a csproj project with an xproj project.  Because of this configuration, Nuget did not run all the configuration scripts for Entity Framework.  This is what the app.config file should look like after a default install:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!-- For more information on Entity Framework configuration, visit -->
    <section name="entityFramework" type="System.Data.Entity.Internal.ConfigFile.EntityFrameworkSection, EntityFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />
    <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5.2" />
    <defaultConnectionFactory type="System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.LocalDbConnectionFactory, EntityFramework">
        <parameter value="mssqllocaldb" />
      <provider invariantName="System.Data.SqlClient" type="System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.SqlProviderServices, EntityFramework.SqlServer" />
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2016 Time for a new phone

Now that we have moved out of 2015 and into 2016 I have decided to upgrade my life a little bit.  (At least I really hope so)

I have had an iPhone ever since the iPhone 4.  Every year I have gotten the new upgrade until now.  For the last 5 months, I feel like my iPhone 6 has been my bane.  I feel like every day I have a new problem.  The largest of my issues is that the phone decides that its battery is dead at extremely random times.  Sometimes my phone is happy at 60% battery, but recently it has decided that 80% is just not enough.

So I have decided that 2016 is my time to lean in the other direction.  In fact, I chose not to compromise even a little.  I have jumped all the way from the left-sided iPhone to the right-sided Windows phone.

So Goodbye Apple:


And HELLO Microsoft:


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