Visual Studio 2017 – Xamarin – The file “obj\Debug\android\bin\packaged_resources” does not exist

I had this same problem

First set build output verbosity using

BTW, I managed to find what’s the problem by setting build output verbosity to Diagnostic in Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> Build and Run which gives a detailed info why the build failed in the Output window.

Then do a search.

In my case I had

Resources\layout\Main.axml(2): error APT0000: Integer types not allowed (at ‘textSize’ with value ’90’). (TaskId:176)

CRAP! I need to change it to 90sp   (Of course)

grr that wasted too much time.


Ruckus AP’s going offline for a few hours each night, solution

This appears to be an old issue. But was really throwing us for fits.

Basically bad Intel Nics + IPV6 + Hibernation = Crap tons of traffic that swamp the poor ruckus AP’s


Parameters ignored when passed to Crystal Reports .net

This is a crazy, crazy annoying bug. Basically, when the Crystal Windows Form Viewer is added, the auto-generated code adds two lines that will overwrite the selection formula!!!

Answer came from


To resolve the issue, follow these steps:

Expand Form1.vb|cs to show Form1.Designer.vb|cs. (form1 denotes the form that contains your viewer)

Double-click on Form1.Designer.vb|cs to show its code.

In the InitializeComponent method, you will find code where the CrystalReportViewer1 properties are set.

Comment out or delete the following two lines:

me.crystalReportViewer.SelectionFormula = ""

me.crystalReportViewer.ViewTimeSelectionFormula = ""



HP Aruba Procurve Management Software HP PCM

This link is hard to find on the google. Hopefully this helps



Random ways to cause Bluescreens (For Testing)

The most common is to

  • Open Regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt\Parameters
  • Add a new DWORD (32-bit) Registry value here with name = CrashOnCtrlScroll and value = 1
  • Now you close regedit and restart PC
  • Finally hold down Right Ctrl and press Scroll Lock twice to trigger the BSOD.

This can never work through RDP though. So other methods

This might work, but slow

This works well to crash a machine on boot

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Save it as a .reg file and run it. Your computer will blue screen on reboot. Return to last good configuration or change the value back to 0 to fix it.

This also works

The command line interface for the DiskCryptor Open source partition encryption software includes a -bsod parameter, the wiki says it will

Erase all keys in memory and generate BSOD


@Tile_App I love you, but one suggestion

So I found some guys keys on the road. It had a tile on it. I was like sweet I should be able to return these easily.

But no. There is no way to email the owner that I found his keys.

It would be better if he scrawled his phone number on the back of the tile, at least I could call him!

So, Tile. How about you add a feature to the Tile app. Found a tile

You press the big E, it snags the serial number (I’m guessing its broadcasting it anyways, I didn’t try to sniff the blue tooth traffic) and lets you message the owner.

Enable a sonicwall to show up when using traceroute

Under Firewall Advanced,

Click Decrement IP TTL for forwarded traffic

DO NOT click on Never generate ICMP Time-Exceeded packets (this makes it not work 🙂