Duane Newman


Coder - Speaker - Microsoft MVP - Scuba Instructor

I’m a geek and I love sharing about the technologies that excite me. I do this through speaking at conferences, user groups, and other local events, organizing the Kansas City .NET User Group, providing technical training, writing on my blog, and sometimes on other outlets like Twitter, GitHub, Instagram, and YouTube. I’m honored to have my community involvement recognized by Microsoft with their MVP Award.

I don’t just geek out over software development. I also teach SCUBA diving as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. If you are interested in discovering the underwater world through SCUBA I’d love to talk. You can learn more at Duane & Lisa's Diving Adventures.

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Parallels Shared Network Fails to Connect

Today (Monday), out of the blue, one of my Windows 10 Parallels virtual machines decided that it had no connection to the internet. Friday I was on site at a client using thier WiFi network to work through some changes they needed. Today, back at the office, I fired up my VM to push the changes and make a couple more tweaks. I was immediated greated by git telling me that my git host didn’t exist.