Agile Musings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Chromecast devices no longer discoverable after adding Mesh wifi point

Following is what I posted in the Chromecast support forum
I just bought a "NIGHTHAWK® MESH WIFI 6 SYSTEM (MK62)
When I am near the satellite, I cannot cast my screen to the Chromecast that is also near the satellite.  
If I walk to the front of the house, I get connected to the router base. I can always connect to the Chromecast at the back of the house. I can leave my phone at the front of the house and walk back and see my screen being mirrored.  
For the Chromecast we have upstairs in the front of the house, it always connects. I have not had an instance where I could not mirror my screen or cast from an app.  
I switched the two Chromecasts a few days ago. I experienced the same results based on the location they are at in the house. It has nothing to do with the Chromecast units. It is being caused by being connected to the satellite NightHawk unit.  
I went to and searched for NetGear. I disabled UPnP and enabled IPv6. My configuration does not seem to allow me to disable the 5GHz WiFi.  
I am beginning to think that this router will soon be listed as not compatible with Chromecast.  
Will a Nest Mesh WiFi work? Has anyone had a similar setup and gotten Chromecast to work when connected to a Nest satellite access point?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How to set apps to always run as an administrator on Windows 10


Here is one way to always run as an administrator

- Pin the application to the windows taskbar.
- Right click on the application in the taskbar.
- Right click on the application in the popup. Choose Properties then the Advanced button
- Check the "Run as administrator" checkbox

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Relative Sizing

Complexity, Repetition, Risk or Unknowns

All we are doing is comparing our stories with other stories.

Ensure we keep in mind all the domain knowledge of all the individual team members.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Code Katas Explained

The Costs of Developing Software

I am working to better practice test driven development. In a course I am taking on Pluralsight this graph caught my attention.

By practicing code katas. By being disciplined in "create test first", I will tackle the highest cost of developing software and be a more valuable professional.