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bio website mikewills.me
location Minnesota
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visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Mar 29 at 16:09

After going to school to become a network administrator, Mike, fell in love with programming. He has been a midrange (IBM i, iSeries, AS/400) developer since 2000. He has since added ASP.NET to to his toolbox (around 2006) and now does dual duty writing/supporting green-screen applications and ASP.NET internet and intranet applications. He does a lot of integration between the IBM i and ASP.NET.

Besides his programming day job, he dabbles in PHP and many other areas of tech.

You can find him on his website, @MikeWills, Facebook, and Google+


Dec
2
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
I'll have to remember slightly different keyboard mappings (from my Windows machine at work), but it seems to work.
Dec
1
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
Oh... I'll try that.
Nov
16
comment iPhone plays podcasts in seemingly random order
I used to use the iTunes podcasts. I have 5 playlists and subscribed to about 70 podcasts. I had one playlist for podiobooks, one for music podcasts, one for video, and one for only the short podcasts. I'll clarify how I do that.
Nov
15
comment iPhone plays podcasts in seemingly random order
How are you listening? Are you using a playlist or just through the podcast interface on the iPhone?
Nov
1
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
I have tried that and it doesn't work. It seems like Windows captures the event and doesn't pass it along to the active software.
Sep
20
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
Yes. Recently I created a brand new VM (because of stupidity on my part ruining and old one). I have the same problem. My guess is listed above.
Sep
19
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
It is these two particular keystrokes that don't work. I think the key strokes are being send to the OS first instead of the application like a dedicated Windows install may do it. (just guessing based on behavior). At this point I have basically given up and just swear every time I need to use the key combination.
Jul
14
comment What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?
I bought more RAM last night. I didn't realize it was so cheap right now.
Jul
14
comment What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?
Some googling showed that this was a Leopard feature. Snow Leopard removed it. The cleanup seemed to have helped.
Jul
14
comment What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?
I guess we'll only know when it is actually released.
Jul
14
comment Using the ALT key in Windows with Parallels
I have updated the question.
Jul
14
comment What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?
"Go to Preferences, Energy Saver, Options and look at the drop box down near the bottom called Processor Performance." I don't see an options under Energy Saver. You a talking System Preferences right?
Jul
13
comment What can I do to speed up a Mac that is running slow?
I have thought of more RAM as well. I have 4GB and can go to 8. Price may be an issue there for me right now.
Feb
24
comment I cannot connect to my workplace VPN
Now it works. I know I switched back and forth on the route all traffic, but now it works. Thanks for the help.
Feb
16
comment I cannot connect to my workplace VPN
@Gordon I'll look then report on it tonight.
Feb
15
comment I cannot connect to my workplace VPN
That could be. At which point I assume I am screwed.
Feb
14
comment I cannot connect to my workplace VPN
@Am1rr3zA Yes, I have tried both ways, but I know that I have to send all traffic for the work VPN. I know because I played with that in Windows.
Feb
7
comment How do I stop iTunes from automatically assigning a hollow star rating to podcasts?
What? You don't like seeing 100 unplayed podcasts? I know the feeling. I just learned to ignore it.
Aug
27
comment Keyboard needs to be setup on every boot up
Repairing permissions seemed to work! Thanks!
Aug
25
comment Keyboard needs to be setup on every boot up
No, it has it's own receiver.