CodePlex – Mercurial password for new users

I started to use CodePlex, a.k.a Github for microsoft stuff, and when I was trying to push my source code to mercurial repository it never sucessed. 

That looks like it is not working with live-id correctly ( probably not ). The first time you login on codeplex you can choose if you want use your live-id or the login schema from the codeplex. To me is clear that the operations are authenticated only against the codeplex login system. 

So what I did?

I choose to login with my live-id and during the first login I was asked to choose a “username”. So I logged out and started a password recovery using this username. It sent a email to my live-id and voi-la. After I reset the password everything worked.

Notice that this procedure didn’t touch the live-id password and it is only for stuff on codeplex. Hope that this can help you.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak about windows phones: 

“Wrong. iPhone is my favorite phone. I did give my opinion that the Windows 7 phone had superior visual appearance and operation cues that were also more attractive. In my opinion, it sets the mark for user interface. I would recommend it over my Android phones given that it doesn’t yet have the breadth of apps. I surmise that Microsoft hired someone from Apple and put money into having a role in the UI and appearance of some key apps. I also surmised that Steve Jobs might have been reincarnated at MS due to a lot of what I see and feel with this phone making me think of a lot of great Apple things.”

The point is about the user interface and the end user feels it. After almost five years after iphone and now two after windows phone 7 looks like the journalists didn’t get it.  

The OS/2 of mobiles…

Jason Hiner on Lumia 900

Windows Phone 7: The OS/2 of this generation?

Just saved it for future claim chowder. But you already can find the excuses for future reference in the article:

So the phone started in the top of the selling charts and it is a failure. Hard to understand the news today.