I learnt how to get a Visual Studio extension to build on Team Foundation Service

I am currently working on a Visual Studio extension for VS2012 and decided to host the build on Team Foundation Service. The initial commit of the source code went fine but the automated build failed.

Having left it for a week I decided to spend some time trying to fix it. Fortunately I came across the following article, Visual Studio Extensions and Build Servers, without which I don't think I would have got it to work. Following all the steps I managed to get my extension to build although it did take a while.

If you are trying to get an extension to build then read this article now.

If only they had actually thought about it and made the process simpler.

I learnt about how to fix Kies connection errors

I had a problem that my Samsung Galaxy S3 would not connect to Kies. It had previously connected. After much searching I came across the following solution:

Unplug the USB cable from your phone.
On the phone, dial the following number: *#7284#
Once the last # is hit, the PhoneUtil application should be launched.

Choose USB -> Modem and then USB -> PDA mode.

The good mode should be PDA. Even if the mode is PDA, switch to Modem and then back to PDA!!!

Now Plug the USB cable back in your phone/PC and check if it works.

(From here)  and it worked for me.