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npm nuget or other repository problems

I was experiencing an issue where my nuget packages would not restore the dlls. I would get Error CS0234 The type or namespace name 'Entity' does not exist in the namespace 'System.Data' (are you missing an assembly reference?) as the error but it would say all nuget packages are already installed. I followed the sage advice of deleting everything in c:\users\\.nuget\packages as well as the packages folder in solution and force a restore. I believe this could be applied to all package repositories in case this type of problems are faced. By the way, check out Artifactory if your environment is hostile to public yum, apt-get, npm, nuget or any other repositories.
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Windows 7 Do NOT Remember folder settings

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Go to Folder Options\View and click Apply to Folders. This will apply the view in the current window to all folder views.

The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

You see this:
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. This is happening because the cached installer is missing (in my case due to running a scan on folder sizes, seeing this particular windows folder with all the uninstallers (the cache) and removing them.)

Use this:
Uninstall the program that is causing trouble using the tool and voila.

Big Data & Hadoop

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I decided to start running a Hadoop cluster myself using the following guide as a started.

This version installs Hadoop locally but uses the Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage and allows basic scaling/clustering. I started running the pre-requisites on a VM Centos 6.4 and things were going ok. Then I realized that I needed to go deeper into Hadoop and maybe run a sample locally, without achieving the Cloud version first.  Then I went to the …

Dreaded Code 10 and 39 messages in Device Manager

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In my case, the issue was with the mouse and the keyboard which made it extra infuriating since I needed to use the On-Screen Keyboard and Mouse Keys (true nightmare). In particular, the issue was with the "upper filters" in the bowels of the registry where you just needed to keep 1 value (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} mouclass and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} kbdclass)

Once I retire, I will get back and take a look at windows documentation, in particular, how the devi…