Monthly Archives: March 2018

When Visual Studio and Visual Studio for MacOS are truly merged…


Posted on March 18, 2018 by

The file close context command will be unified.

On Visual Studio, right click on a file tab, “Close All But This.”

On Visual Studio for MacOS, also known as Xamarin Studio, select a file tab, and the context menu is “Close Others.”

Just realigning that bit tells me that Microsoft is serious about merging the tool.

Who told you that you could draw?


Posted on March 15, 2018 by

You will endure a certain amount of criticism as you practice your art.

He is going to show me how to do it.

Hahn/Cock by artist Katharina Fritsch at the Walker Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis


Posted on March 15, 2018 by

When I traveled to London in 2014, I walked through Trafalgar square. I had not been there since 1998. On the “Fourth Plinth” there was a statue of a blue chicken.

More about the Fourth Plinth

The statue is actually Hahn/Cock, a sculpture of a giant blue cockerel by the German artist Katharina Fritsch.

Note that the Grand Hotel looks pretty good in the photo above. It has been cleaned up.  It looked quite scuzzy in 1998. The pigeons were rampant as well. There was a Greenpeace protest going on that day in May. The protesters were dressed as Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Now I heard that Hahn/Cock was going to be moved to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, home of the famous Cherry on a Spoon, Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry. However, the article suggests that the Minneapolis Hahn/Cock is “a second in an edition of two by the artist”. The Original is at the National Gallery in Washington. I am going to use that phrase from now on, when I really mean “a copy.”