1024 x 768 Display Resolution on External Monitor

Recently, my computer started to set my 4k monitor resolution to 1024 x 768. Not kidding! My solution was to disable and enable the Display Adapter. How to fix your Display Resolution in 4 easy steps: 1. Open Device Manager by going the Start Menu and searching for ‘Device Manager‘. 2. Find the display adapter and right-click to select, ‘Disable device‘. 3. Select…

WordPress MySQL Database options on Azure

Azure has a plethora of products and can be confusing to the first-time customer. This post will cover a popular MySQL database options for WordPress when hosting on Azure. Product Database Type PROs CONs Recommendation IaaS (Virtual Machines) MySQL on Virtual Machine Full control of MySQL ServerMultitude of VM options Maintenance Multitude of VM options VM…

Why “Full Frame Equivalents” matter!

Warning: This post may be a rant and definitely 100% my opinion! Bogus camera, Seriously? Yes, that’s right!! Bogus camera! Why? Well, imagine a camera that generates random values for focal lengths, f-stops and isos. That’s right, random! What will those numbers mean to you? The answer: nothing! These numbers don’t mean anything without establishing a reference point. Camera and sensor size…

2019 Toddler Education

2019 Toddler Education is an Android App developed with young kids in mind. The main menu has the following options: Alphabet, Alphabet Quiz, Numbers and Numbers Quiz. Alphabet This mode goes through all the letters of the alphabet in order. Alphabet Quiz This mode will display a letter and will speak it on touch. Numbers…

Slow USB Transfer Speeds on SD Card/Reader

My desktop has both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, along with an SD Card Reader. Recently while transferring several Gigabytes of data, I noticed the SD Card was transferring around 8 MB/s (that’s “B” as in Bytes). First I was a bit shocked. Had I been transferring data from SD Cards at that speed for…

Xamarin Android “App not installed”

While getting started on Xamarin Android, I had trouble installing the app on my LG v20 phone. I kept seeing the message “App not installed” and could not figure out why? I knew my phone’s debug settings were correct. I spent some time searching online and then came to the conclusion that I needed to…

Sigma 18 – 35 f/1.8 Review

I was able to get my hands on this lens and let me tell you – it’s fantastic! This lens is great for low-light shots and combined with the speedbooster, you get an extra stop of light. With f/1.8, it lives up to its expectations! The additional stop makes it a f/1.2 (or f/2.4 in…

Improving performance with application initialization on Azure App Service (Windows)

Often, performance on a website isn’t what it needs to be. One way you can improve performance is to cache files to the local disk. On Azure App Service Web Apps, an application can access the local disk at D:\local\temp. This location is specific to each instance. Due to the nature of Platform-as-a-service, this location…