MacBook Pro Won’t Recognize Canon HF S100 Camcorder

I’ve seen several posts about Macs not recognizing Canon camcorders.
The following allowed me to see my camcorder in Finder and import items via drag and drop.

  1. Connect camcorder to power source
  2. connect camcorder to USB port
  3. Turn on camcorder
  4. Place camcorder in dual-mode; photo and video
  5. Press camera/play button

There was a delay of a few minutes while the thumbnails were created.

Afterward, I was able to see the SD card in Finder and directly access the content.

Self Hosting WF 4.5 services using C# expressions

If you attempt to self-host a windows workflow 4.5 service which uses C# expressions, you may see an error similar to the following:

Operation ‘XYZ|{}IXYZ’ on service instance with identifier ’16800afc-0f50-4fef-871d-fcdc0b866704′ cannot be performed at this time. Please ensure that the operations are performed in the correct order and that the binding in use provides ordered delivery guarantees.

IIS hosts the service without any problems.

Check out the link below for additional info and steps to use compilation as a possible workaround.

404.3 errors hosting WF services in IIS 8

While hosting workflow service files (XAMLX) in IIS 8, you may receive the following error:

HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found

The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.

Enabling WCF HTTP Activation resolved the issue for me.

  • Open the Windows Features screen
  • drill down to .NET Framework 4.5  Advanced Services-> WCF Services
  • Check HTTP Activation

After this change both .xamlx and .svc files appeared in the IIS Handler Mappings section, and the 404.3 errors stopped.

Miami Heat Streak Ends at 27

The Miami Heat win streak is over at 27 thanks to the Chicago Bulls.

It’s ironic that the Bulls used Jordan Rules-Light to win.
I wouldn’t call it dirty though.
Hinrich cradled LeBron. Laimbeer would have made sure LBJ hit the ground first

It’s too bad D Rose didn’t play. Even if he just gave a few minutes it would have become the stuff of legend for inspiring his team.

I get the sense that, if healthy, Miami will come out of the gate strong next year and go for 73 wins.

Breaking Bad Episode 5.8 “Gliding Through All”

Going in I had a feeling that this episode would end with a close up of Hank simply saying “Walt” or “shit”.  The solemn look on Hank’s face spoke volumes.  I fear that Hank would have been better off never getting a fix on his white whale.

Dean Norris has really been great this season and deserves emmy consideration.

I liked the juxtaposition of Walt’s apex and Hank’s low point.

Where does the show go from here? Hank has all the power and will no doubt attempt to use it with minimal carnage; but this is Breaking Bad.  I could barely watch the prison murders and I have no emotional attachment to those guys.  I can’t imagine what’s in store for our familiar faces.

In Walt’s race to the mountain top he sure added a lot of links to his chain of potential liabilities.  He took out those ten guys, but how many of them could tie Walt to the operation?  In the last few months he has met face to face with several individuals who are likely to be in a room with law enforcement in the near future.  Mike’s words about Walt know his place are ringing loud and true.  “Say My Name” indeed.

What’s up with Hank’s limp?  Is it psychosomatic?

I wonder if episode 9 will pick up right where episode 8 ended.

For the show’s sake, I hope there was a scene earlier in the season in which it was shown, or inferred, that Gale gave Walt that book.  Otherwise it seems a bit contrived.

No man, woman, or child is guaranteed to escape the wake of Walt’s storm.

Top Ten TV Shows of All Time

Here are my top ten television shows of all time.  I didn’t go into this with a well-defined criteria.  I basically went with my gut instincts on shows which provided me with the most enjoyable tv experiences.

Before we get to the top ten, let’s cover the “not necessarily” honorable mentions.  Here they are in no particular order…

The X Files
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This show had me hooked at the start. It gradually became a victim of its own success. Apparently Chris Carter read a few too many of his press clippings and made it his personal mission to see how much he could insult the fan's intelligence.

I could go on, but had to stop somewhere.  Speed Racer and 24 were atop the shows on the cutting room floor.  I’m not sure if that should be taken as a snub or a compliment.  I’ll let you decide.

That’s enough for the also-rans.  Here is my top ten.

10. Late Night/Show with David Letterman
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Leading off is a man synonymous with top ten lists. I like Craig Ferguson and was a fan of Johnny. Arsenio was cool for a minute. However with them, the guests often determined whether or not I would watch. Dave has always been the main attraction for me. His approach is more mainstream now, but he still gets it and can deliver on a nightly basis.