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Camtasia To Adobe Premiere

I am using Adobe Premiere now for editing and the overll editing experience has become so much better. In this post let's look at why I moved away from Camtasia 2020 to Adobe Premiere and how I edit currently in Premiere. It tries to match up the tools that I…

Dynamically Create Powershell Alias

While playing around with the Windows Terminal, I had set up Aliasing to enable alias for commonly used commands. For e.g. Typing in s implies git status . I wanted to create new command aliases from the command line itself, instead of opening up the…

Setting Up The Windows Terminal

For a long time, I have been using the Cmder as my command line. It was mostly for the ability to copy-paste, open multiple tabs, and the ability to add aliases (shortcut command). I was never particularly interested in other customizations of the command…

Tip of the Week: Toggl - A Pomodoro Timer

I have been on and off Pomodoro technique and always wanted to be more consistent following it. A while back I was using Tomighty , a minimalistic Pomodoro timer. However, with Tomighty, I often forget to start the timer and soon stopped using it altogether…

Tip of the Week: Squoosh - Make Images Smaller

A while back I wrote about PNGGauntlet , a windows application that allows reducing image size if they are in PNG format. If you are looking for something that can handle any image format and available through the browser then check out Squoosh . Squoosh is…

Tip of the Week: Analyze Your Site Performance

If you own a website, then it is good to check their performance now and then. Various factors affect the site speed, and it's better to use some tools to do the job for you. Google PageSpeed is a set of tools from Google designed to check and optimize…

Tip of the Week: Fiddler - Free Web Debugging Proxy

Fiddler is an HTTP debugging proxy server application and captures HTTP and HTTPS traffic. It is one of the tools in my essential toolkit list . Fiddler allows debugging traffic from PC, MAC, Linux and mobile systems. It helps inspect the raw requests and…

Tip of the Week: PNGGauntlet - Smash PNGs for Faster Sites

When I upload images to my blog, I try to keep the file size as small as possible. Reducing image size helps improve the site load time. To grab screenshots I use Snagit and use Paint.net for any editing and resizing the images. To further optimize images…

Setting up Git Credential Manager for Windows with Cmder

If you are wondering what Git Credential Manager (GCM) is, then possibly you see the below screen very often when you are interacting with your git repositories. On Windows, you can use Git Credential Manager for Windows which integrates with git and…

Todoist Template Transformer - Transform Tasks to 'X' Days From Now

Todoist Templates is a simple way to create tasks for any of your recurring activities. Be it blogging, cooking, or any of your activities. With Todoist Templates, you can turn any project into a checklist that you can easily duplicate later. I have been…

Tip of the Week: IF This Then That (IFTTT) - Connect Your Services

IFTTT is a free web-based service that people use to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. An applet is triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. An applet may send an…

Type in Your Native Indian Language - Setting up Indic Keyboard on Your Android Phone

I came across the Google Indic Keyboard recently and now enjoy writing in my native language. If you want to write in an Indian language on your Android device, then this post is for you youtube:https://www.youtube.com/embed/SikrzTLzgds Google Indic Keyboard…

Automated Deployment of AsmSpy to Chocolatey Using AppVeyor

Recently I have been trying to contribute to open source projects, to build the habit of reading others code. I chose to start with projects that I use regularly. AsmSpy is one such project. AsmSpy is a Command line tool to view assembly references. It will…

Web Application Occasionally Throwing 'Could not Load File or Assembly or one of its Dependencies' Exception

We were facing a strange 'could not load DLL issue', when building and running multiple host projects in Visual Studio (VS 2015), side by side. We had 2 host projects - an NServiceBus worker role project (a console application) and a Web application and a few…

CLAL - Command Line Application Launcher

CLAL (Command Line Application Launcher) is a desktop application to launch any (currently supports only SQL Server Management Studio - ssms ) command line application. It helps manage different configurations with which a command line application can be…

Using Fiddler to help in Manual Testing

Fiddler is an HTTP debugging proxy server application, that captures HTTP and HTTPS traffic and displays to the user. It also enables modifying HTTP traffic when sent or received. Fiddler is one of the tools that I use daily and is an indispensable one for…

Automated ClickOnce Deployment of a WPF Application using Appveyor

This post covers the current deployment setup of CLAL (Command Line Application Launcher), a desktop application, that I am building. Since it is a WPF application, it supports ClickOnce Deployment that enables to create self-updating applications which can…

Setting up AutoHotkey to Speed up Trivial Tasks

A lot of trivial tasks that we do daily on our computer can be automated to make it faster and reduce the number of keystrokes ( as they are limited ). AutoHoykey (AHK) is an excellent tool to automate a lot of these and is one of my favorite tool . I use a…

Tools that I use

Tools are an indispensable part of our daily life and we all have our own likes and dislikes for them. Here are a list that I use (almost daily), most of them influenced from the greater list . Having a great keyboard support is something that I look out for…

Staying Organized: Finding a system to manage it all

In our busy lives, with multiple roles to play at home and work, everyone needs to have some kind of system to keep things organized and stay on top - to have control . I've been always amazed on how my father stays organized with all the things with his to…

Converting a PDF for your Kindle

Earlier I had blogged about reading an eBook vs reading a hard copy and I was preferring the hard copy one back then. But after getting a Kindle things have changed. I prefer MOBI now, as that is the one that is supported by Kindle. I think a Kindle needs…

Giveaway : Get a license of your choice from Syncfusion

Often we run up into the need for third party controls to give your apps/sites that extra edge that all of us are looking for. Syncfusion provides an excellent collection of controls for various platforms, details of which you can find here  . Syncfusion was…

C# google image search

Need not much of an explanation I guess. The title has it all.... ....a C# API for searching images from google. Works on Regex for matching the image URL from the HTML returned for the image tag search.This might stop working anytime google changes the…

Synchronize SQL Server database objects

Updating an old database, with newly created/modified database objects(mostly stored procedures,views,functions and table value parameters), from a new database was a very common,tedious,error prone task that was performed at my workplace for the past few…

Not Able to “Start Debugging” in Visual Studio

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