Author: babak

  • AWS re:invent 2016 Questions and Learnings

    I am attending AWS re:invent. The conference has grown to about 35000 attendees and the sessions span not only the Venetian hotel but also Palazzo, Mirage, and Encore casinos. re:invent offers an amazing opportunity to ask the AWS engineers questions you have about particular use cases. Often, it’s the minutiae between a couple options that […]

  • The new Microsoft at BUILD 2016

    I attended Microsoft’s annual developer conference BUILD and am pretty excited about this new Microsoft that has emerged under the guidance and leadership of Satya Nadella.  A lot of my surprise comes from the new services and APIs that Microsoft has announced at the conference. The Cognitive Services APIs offer an amazing opportunity for creating […]

  • A guide for the modern web for small businesses

    The online world, it is a changing. Google updates their search engine all the time and what worked before may not only not work anymore, but it may be hurting you. Also, SEO is a long game. Old tricks may provide bumps in traffic here and there but a clean implementation will provide steadier gains […]

  • The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus needs more storage

    The new features of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are nice. I particularly like the updates they’ve made on the photo camera and video camera. The move to 60 fps video is amazing but is also cause for my biggest issue with the phone. The 16GB of storage is simply not enough space to […]

  • Is Node.js better than ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC?

    Is Node.js better than ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC? What I’m writing is in no way a ciricism of Node.js but the hype that some have blindly bought into. Javascript is a great language and Node.js is a good API built on Google’s V8 engine but it’s not the end all and be all that some people […]

  • Deploying LESS changes to a Windows Azure Website via Git

    In developing, I am using LESS to generate my CSS as I have found the technology to be a developer-friendly way of generating clean, flexible CSS. The Web Essentials extension for Visual Studio 2012 automatically compiles my LESS files into a .css and .min.css files ready for production use. The automated CSS generation combined with .NET Bundling […]

  • So what if Windows 8 has no start button?

    I like Windows 8…that alone should earn me some hate. Windows 8 is a testament to exactly how much people hate change. Look at Facebook, each time there’s a major change to their layout you people creating new page “bring back the old look”. When Windows 8 was released in 2012, the loudest grumbles were around […]

  • Migrating your iPhone contacts to your Android phone

    I recently moved from an iPhone to an Android phone.  My immediate concern was how to move my contacts over between the two devices. iCloud backup of my contacts really came in handy for this. First, make sure to have your contacts backed up to iCloud. Log in to iCloud at using your Apple ID […]

  • Fixing crashed WordPress comments

    I recently noticed that I had lost all my comments from the Enterpriseyness blog (this website, a WordPress site). I decided to look at the database table that stores my comments. By default, the comments are stored in wp_comments but you have the option to use any prefix other than ‘wp’ when you are setting […]

  • Fixing the GoDaddy WordPress FTP credentials issue

    Over the past few years, people have been writing about an intermittent issue with WordPress sites hosted on GoDaddy where upon trying to update the WordPress site, the user is prompted for FTP credentials but the credentials are not accepted.This issue doesn’t seem to occur on fresh installations and no one is quite sure what […]

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