Changing device names in Windows

When dealing with multiple instances of the same or similar peripheral device it is, to say the least, a minor problem not being able to differentiate the devices by name. Manufacturers don’t really give distinct names to their devices, instead making us rely upon the GUID or not running multiple similar devices. Not great when we do need multiple similar …

SmartThings: An obsession

Back on April of 2013 I went with a few buddies of mine to the New York demo night for the SmartThings home automation company. After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a few rounds of funding the platform launched and was actually the best packaged Kickstarter project I have had the pleasure of backing. Since activating this I have had …

Developer Console Communication and Easter Eggs

Though you wouldn’t know it from mainstream TV, we Developers have fairly good senses of humor and an appreciation for the absurd. Leaving geek culture aside there is an entire realm of humor and playfulness to be found in code comments and console log/debug messages. The genuine ones are the best, that come after hours of doing work that is …