Syntonic Studios

Harmonious Engineering

Opening Metro / Modern / Windows Store apps from PowerShell

I like to easily launch stuff with just a few keystrokes in PowerShell, so when I did a Google search on ‘How to Launch Metro Apps from PowerShell’, I was a little surprised to see the first result tell me that doing so was not possible. After some more time spent researching however, I found out that this was not the case.
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Getting Past the Black Bootup Screen in Linux Mint

I plan on making a full post about VirtualBox and the state of Linux at some point in the future, but first I'd like to throw something out there in case someone comes across this while searching for help.
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Thoughs on Flex

I wrote a long post on how I view the current state of the Rich Web Application platform, Flex - formerly developed by Adobe and now adopted by the open source Apache Foundation.
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Another Successful Ludum Dare

I participated in Ludum Dare 27 last weekend. Instead of Flash I went ahead with Game Maker Studio, which is often derided among "real" game developers, but I like for the speed I can get things up and running.
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Thoughts on Vim

With about 13 years of on-and-off use of VI/Vim, I'd like to think I have some experience on this issue. And in the end I am going to have to agree, Vim is a bit of an oasis in that learning a few neat tricks here and there really makes you feel like you're becoming more productive by using it - but the amount of time you need to commit to get anywhere near using a regular editor is just too much. Like this guy though I too am going to keep on using it here and there despite using Notepad++ and Sublime Text more and more.