Add website links to Windows 10 Start Menu

The web is used more then ever before. This probably comes at no surprise. Cloud-based web applications are very much here to stay and will probably continue to grow. The ability for a company to develop a product on multiple platforms whilst (at the same time) keeping great cross-platform compatibility is a major benefit to… Continue reading Add website links to Windows 10 Start Menu

Add a “New file” to the Windows 10 Context Menu

Have you ever thought that life would be made easier and more productive if you had a quick way of creating a file at your fingertips? Windows has always been very picky about file extensions, and non-standard Microsoft file types can be a pain to create quickly, but there’s a neat trick to add these… Continue reading Add a “New file” to the Windows 10 Context Menu

Linux vs Windows: Python Virtualenv

Although Virtualenv is available on both Linux and Windows, there are some differences that you may find useful to understand. Is there a difference to creating virtualenvs? No, creating virtualenvs in Windows and Linux is exactly the same. Can I use the same venv folder on both systems? No. You will need to create 2… Continue reading Linux vs Windows: Python Virtualenv

Windows, VS Code, Git and SSH Authentication with passphrases

Have you spent the past several hours frantically searching the web for a solution of integrating Git with VSCode? Are you tempted to remove passphrases from your SSH Key just to get around Permission denied (publickey) errors every time you try and clone a repo? Yes, it is disappointing that there is no clear documentation… Continue reading Windows, VS Code, Git and SSH Authentication with passphrases

Slow/Laggy/Poor graphics performance: Linux Guest VirtualBox 6.0

I have spent many an hour trying to figure out why VirtualBox 6 has given me terrible graphical performance on Linux Guests. I’m going to give you a no-mess solution that just might save your sanity. Within the Settings for Your Virtual Machine, navigate to the Display > Screen tab.Under the Graphics Controller dropdown, select… Continue reading Slow/Laggy/Poor graphics performance: Linux Guest VirtualBox 6.0