Windows app push notifications with WNS

March 19, 2015

Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) overview (Windows Runtime apps)

Sending push notifications with WNS (XAML)

Push notification service request and response headers (Windows Runtime apps)

Channel expires, 30 days

410 response for expired, must not send after that


Backend must OAUTH2.0 to WNS, once per app

Best practice: expiration

Accidental launch of Narrator on Windows 8

January 21, 2015

enable/disable by Windows+Enter

Selection pane in powerpoint for easy object manipulation

January 20, 2015


Auto-starting Modern Windows 8/8.1 apps on startup

December 3, 2014

Autostarting Metro/Modern apps


push new repo to github

November 13, 2014

1. create local repo

2. add remote

git remote add origin <remote repository URL>

3. verify remote

git remote -v

4. push

git push origin master


ascii utf-8 encoding table chart

October 22, 2014

disable windows update restart nag

October 9, 2014

sc stop wuauserv

.net regex find replace in visual studio 2013

September 23, 2014

F: Log.Write\(\”(?<all>.*)\);

R: Log.Write(string.Format(“$1));


F:┬áLog.Write(“browsers alive: {0}/{1}”, nbrOfAliveBrowsers, nbrOfTotalBrowsers);

R: Log.Write(string.Format(“browsers alive: {0}/{1}”, nbrOfAliveBrowsers, nbrOfTotalBrowsers));

Fiddler with Windows Phone 8/8.1 emulator

September 17, 2014

json validator and formatted jsonlint

September 12, 2014


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