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Monday Music #6

Last week, I had a great Octopus Deploy presentation at the Chicago ALM Users Group in Downers Grove. Promptly afterwards, I got the flu which I haven’t had in quite a while. From Wednesday to Friday I was completely out of commission. I started antibiotics on Friday for an ear...

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Microsoft Band 2 arrived!

I pre-ordered the Microsoft Band 2 back in early October and according to the UPS shipping tracker, it was scheduled to arrive on Monday. Fortunately, it arrived on Saturday so Sunday I had started using it to see what had changed. After only using it for one day, it’s been...

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Monday Music #4

Today’s music is yet another soundtrack. I’m a huge fan of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s work. Their work is remarkable. The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl are a few of the movies (that I know of) that they’ve composed scores for and each...

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Monday Music #3

In Chicago, everyday these past few weeks people have been talk about the Cubs in the playoffs. I’ve been a Cubs fan for a while, but this season for them has been remarkable regardless of the playoff outcome. While I’m not the most savvy baseball fan, there are a few...

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Monday Music #2

It was a pretty busy weekend at home so I like to ease into the week with something slow and energizing. One of my favorite artists for the past few years has been Boards of Canada. I heard one song (Music is Math) of theirs back some ten years and it was...

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Monday Music #1

It’s Monday. I’m “trying” to be a morning person. No, really. I’ve got to start somewhere. Anyway, Lifehacker recently posted: “The Most Popular Songs to Shower to, According to Spotify“. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with Spotify and to that extent, the majority of Spotify users. I start the day with...

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Octo.exe export/import caveat: octo.exe versions matter

After doing numerous migrations using the octo.exe version 2.6.1.52, I decided to upgrade and move to version 2.6.3.59. As always, exporting is a breeze. But the import itself seems to be inconsistent – or at least, that’s what I’ve experienced. And there’s probably a good reason for it: octo.exe versions....