Enable Num Lock During Chrome Remote Desktop

Using Chrome Remote Desktop the Num Lock key goes out of sync.  This means if you turn the num lock OFF on your computer and you connect via Chrome Remote Desktop the num lock will be ON for your session.  If you turn num lock ON on your computer, it will be OFF on your remote session.

There is a free Windows App called Num Locker that will keep your num lock enabled at all times. This is a great fix for this issue with Chrome Remote Desktop. Download it from the link below.

NumLocker_v1.0.zip (451.4KB)

C# LINQ In Clause

In Clause in LINQ can seem a bit tricky when you first write one. These two Northwind Traders SQL examples of a LINQ In Clause includes using a list as the in clause, and using a query as the in clause.

//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------    
//1. In Clausing using a LIST
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
List<decimal> OrderList = new List<decimal>();    
OrderList.Add(10248);
OrderList.Add(10250);
var OrderListArr = OrderList.ToArray();

var CustOrders = from o in Orders
                 where OrderListArr.Contains(o.OrderID)
                 select o;
    
CustOrders.Dump();

//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//2. In Clause using a LINQ statement. Get Customer Orders from Brazil customers
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
var BrazilOrders = from o in Orders
                   where (from c in Customers
                         where c.Country.Contains("Brazil")
                         select c.CustomerID).Contains(o.CustomerID)
                   select o;
BrazilOrders.Dump();           

Screen Shot from LINQPad for the two queries above.

Phonegap Cordova installation windows

The information below was taking from a StackOverflow Post at this link.

Follow these steps

  1. Download and Install node.js from http://nodejs.org/
  2. Run the command npm install -g phonegap (in case of phonegap installation) or run the command npm install -g cordova (in case of Cordova installation).
  3. As the installation gets completed you can notice this:

    C:\Users\binaryuser\AppData\Roaming\npm\cordova -> C:\Users\binaryuser\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova\bin\cordova
    cordova@3.0.9 C:\Users\binaryuser\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova
    ├── ncallbacks@1.0.0
    ├── open@0.0.3
    ├── colors@0.6.2
    ├── semver@1.1.0
    ├── shelljs@0.1.2
    ├── follow-redirects@0.0.3 (underscore@1.5.2)
    ├── elementtree@0.1.3 (sax@0.3.5)
    ├── optimist@0.6.0 (wordwrap@0.0.2, minimist@0.0.2)
    ├── xcode@0.5.1 (node-uuid@1.3.3, pegjs@0.6.2)
    ├── glob@3.2.6 (inherits@2.0.1, minimatch@0.2.12)
    ├── plist@0.4.3 (xmlbuilder@0.4.2, xmldom@0.1.16)
    ├── tar@0.1.18 (inherits@2.0.1, block-stream@0.0.7, fstream@0.1.24)
    ├── prompt@0.2.7 (revalidator@0.1.5, pkginfo@0.3.0, read@1.0.5, utile@0.1.7, winston@0.6.2)
    ├── request@2.22.0 (json-stringify-safe@4.0.0, aws-sign@0.3.0, qs@0.6.5, oauth-sign@0.3.0, forever-agent@0.5.0, cookie-jar@0.3.0, tunnel-agent@0.3.0, mime@1.2.11, node-uuid@1.4.1, http-signature@0.10.0, hawk@0.13.1, form-data@0.0.8)
    ├── express@3.0.0 (methods@0.0.1, fresh@0.1.0, range-parser@0.0.4, crc@0.2.0, cookie@0.0.4, commander@0.6.1, debug@0.7.2, mkdirp@0.3.3, send@0.1.0, connect@2.6.0)
    ├── ripple-emulator@0.9.18 (connect-xcors@0.5.2, colors@0.6.0-1, accounting@0.3.2, request@2.12.0, moment@1.7.2, express@3.1.0)
    ├── npm@1.3.11
    └── plugman@0.11.0 (ncallbacks@1.1.0, osenv@0.0.3, bplist-parser@0.0.4, underscore@1.4.4, semver@2.0.11, dep-graph@1.1.0, elementtree@0.1.5, xcode@0.6.1, nopt@1.0.10, rc@0.3.0, tar.gz@0.1.1, npm@1.3.4)
    
  4. Notice the above line you can see the path were the file is mentioned. Copy that path. In my case it is C:\Users\binaryuser\AppData\Roaming\npm\cordova so use cd C:\Users\binaryuser\AppData\Roaming\npm\ and type cordova. There it is, it finally works.

  5. Since the -g key value isn't working you have set the Environment Variables path:
    1. Press Win + Pause|Break or right click on Computer and choose Properties.
    2. Click Advanced system settings on the left.
    3. Click Environment Variables under the Advanced tab.
    4. Select the PATH variable and click Edit.
    5. Copy the path mentioned above to the value field and press OK.