I just moved my blog to hexo and ran into the “EMFILE: too many open files issue”. The hexo issue page recommends you run ulimit, but that doesn’t work on Windows. After trying a ton of different th
Solution: Power BI - "Can't contact visual server. Please make sure the visual server is running and configured correctly."
You might see this error message when trying to load the Power BI Custom Visual “Development Visual” “Can’t contact visual server. Please make sure the visual server is running and configured correct
Solution: "You cannot use this account for this purpose because it belongs to an organization. Please choose a different account or sign up for a new one." when trying to signing to a Visual Studio Team Services project from within Visual Studio
I just spent way too much time trying to login to a VSTS instance from VS. Turns out to have something to do with how Microsoft Account is configured in Visual Studio. So, if you get this error: “You
If you see this: It probably means your Bluetooth service is stopped: Try this: sudo service bluetooth start then sudo service bluetooth status If that doesn’t work, try this:https://www.pi-supply.co
Solution to: Microsoft Lync 2013 not found. Go here to download and install: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248583
If you get the following error when trying to install the Lync 2013 SDK…. Microsoft Lync 2013 not found. Go here to download and install: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248583 Do not go to t
If you see the error "Duplicate property names are not allowed ‘avg’ in your Stream Analytics query it is likely because you aren’t setting up an alias for that property. Here’s what you may see:
"Use port 80 and 443 for additional incoming connections." - The Skype setting that every developer should disable. Solution to "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" when running a Service Fabric hosted WebApp.
I just flattened my machine and ran into this issue when running a Service Fabric hosted WebAPI project. This line of code: this.serverHandle = WebApp.Start(this.listeningAddress, appBuilder =>
Solution: Internal Error. The database platform service with type Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql.SqlAzureV12DatabaseSchemaProvider is not valid. You must make sure the service is loaded, or you must provide the full type name of a valid database platform service. (Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql)
If you get the following error, then you need to install BOTH x86 and x64 versions of the DAC Framework. I have only verified that this works with SQL Express 2014. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow
If you see this error when trying to run a web app in Visual Studio – that means something is currently running on that port. To find out what app is using that port… Open resmon.exe Go to Network ta
Workaround for "Not Enough Storage. This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available. You can manage your storage in Settings."
I have 5GB of available iCloud storage, but I am still getting the “Not Enough Storage. This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available. You can manage your storag
I was just setting up a new Particle Photon and got this error message when using the particle-cli setup command No nearby Photons detected. Try the particle.js help command for more information. I
I was just setting up a new IFTTT.com recipe and got this error: “search query is too long or complex”. I did a bunch of poking around and discovered that my IFTTT->Twitter integration was disconn
Truth be told – I haven’t done a lot of ASP.NET dev over the last couple of years, but since I do a good amount of maker projects that involve webhooks, I had to checkout the new ASP.NET WebHooks feat
I was just installing particle-cli on a new machine and got this error: Error: Can't find Python executable "python", you can set the PYTHON env variable. Super obvious what is going on – you need to
Solution to "Built-in function 'has_dbaccess' is not supported in this version of SQL Server." when connecting to an Azure SQL Database from Access
If you get this exception when connecting to an Azure SQL Database from Access: “Built-in function ‘has_dbaccess’ is not supported in this version of SQL Server.”, you are using the wrong driver. Her
Solution to "can't be invoked from Azure WebJobs SDK. Is it missing Azure WebJobs SDK attributes?" when creating an Azure WebJob
I spent spent way too much time with this one. Hope this post saves you from doing the same. Here’s the exception we are dealing with: can’t be invoked from Azure WebJobs SDK. Is it missing Azure Web
Solution to "Why can't I change my billing address country when buying something from MicrosoftStore.com"
A Microsoft customer from Uruguay was trying to purchase Office 2013 Spanish Language Pack, but wasn’t able to because on the Billing Address page the country was set to United States with no obvious
Solution to: Unable to download data from https://rubygems.org/ - SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed
It took me a good hour to resolve this issue. I’m hoping that the search engines pick this up for you and save you some time. I’m thinking about switching from Blogger to Jekyll, which is built with R
I was getting this error when deploying to Netduino Plus 2 from VS2013. Unable to communicate with device USB:Netduino It turns out that that particular Netduino had an old firmware version. Use the i