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For the Hobbyist DIY’er: Simple Ways / Tools to Change Dimensions on Projects

I’ve been wanting to make some stackable wooden crates and have been searching for an option that would be a good fit for me: Needs to be friendly for my child, so I can have him participate using the hammer, drill, etc. Ideally, on the same topic, shouldn’t include too much work that I have …

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Looking for Recommendations on Windows Application Virtualization Software

I’m looking for recommendations on Windows Application Virtualization software. I’ve looked for options over the years but have never found the perfect (or even good enough) solution for my needs. Windows Application Virtualization software means a lot of different things to different people, so lets start by establishing exactly what I’m looking for… Runs Locally …

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Can You Run Oracle’s VirtualBox on a Windows System with Microsoft’s Hyper-V enabled?

Every year or two I try running VirtualBox on a system with Hyper-V enabled and it goes poorly. Recently there was some hope that VB would run alongside Hyper-V…and I actually had this working for a split second. But when I updated to the latest Windows build it broke again. Figured I’d share what I’ve …

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Automatically Adding Tests (e.g., Unit, Integration) to a Legacy Code Base

Many of us have written code that lacks tests to ensure code correctness and protect against human error. Most of us have worked with legacy code bases that have lacked these tests. Oftentimes the code has been written in a way that makes such testing quite difficult to add after the fact. I’m curious if …

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