Sunday, December 2, 2012

Installing Windows Phone 8 SDK



D'oh! This is on my Dell Precision M4400, not a virtual PC.

And it's saying "This computer does not support hardware virtualization, which means Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 can't run on this PC".

Bummer!

EDIT: The problem is that my CPU doesn't support SLAT (Second Level Address Translation), aka Extended Page Table. :-( To check if your PC supports SLAT you can use the process from http://tinyurl.com/5t5btza. Enjoy.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Lumia 920

Just got my Lumia 920. Very excited. Looks very good. The image on the right is a screenshot of my phone. Great new feature.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Grand Design

Just finished "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Have to say, I was not that impressed. I read "A Brief History of Time" and a re-read in "A Briefer History of Time" and felt much of the time the reading of "The Grand Design" was like reading the same material for the third time. Then, in the end I found the conclusions less perfect than I had anticipated from the author. His next book will have to have some really good critics for me to buy it.