PSAdvancedShortcut - Windows Shortcut Powershell Module

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Shortcuts on Windows are annoying. Inside those little binary lnk files is a large number of properties which are essential to doing some pretty cool stuff. One of those things is the ability to enable toast notifications, without the need to use a U... [ read on → ]


Notes on Blazor

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At work, I have started using Blazor as the base for a new web project - and I have compiled some notes that I would like to share about my experience with it so far. There is no particular format or ordering here. Also note that I am still only expl... [ read on → ]


Who Really Needs a Database, Anyway

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As of today, my blog is serving requests from Azure Table Storage - and it is working far better than I had anticipated. It has even reduced the complexity in my codebase by allowing me to rip out all of the Entity Framework pieces, like migrations a... [ read on → ]


Canonical URLs in ASP.NET

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I've recently changed the format of the URLs on my blog, so now websites link to mine using a different URL than what I'm trying to settle on. But these are minor variations in the path - such as a trailing slash, or title-casing, etc - which are sti... [ read on → ]


First impression of the DigitalOcean App Platform

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DigitalOcean is one of my favourite cloud providers, but it had always bothered me that they didn't really do any managed services. This was way back in 2013, and much has changed now. As with most new tech I try, my blog is always the first victim. ... [ read on → ]


Handling Express.js Body Parser JSON Exceptions

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Express.js, an HTTP server for Node.js, has middleware that you have to install to parse and work with the req body objects on POST routes - the problem is, it doesn't make it particularly easy to handle errors yourself. One issue that I ran into spe... [ read on → ]


Transcoding to DASH and HLS with FFmpeg

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For a web project I was working on, I wanted to include a video on a page - but I didn't want to use YouTube or Vimeo to host it for various 'privacy' reasons. That ended up being somewhat of a nightmare, as it immersed me into the world of video enc... [ read on → ]


Routing by Subdomain in ASP.NET Core 2.2

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A long time ago I wanted to do some routing through a project using a wildcard subdomain, something like a simulated multi-tenanted setup for a service. Custom router The way to do this is to create a custom router. Create a class under /Services/Cus... [ read on → ]


Sharing WiFi Connection over Ethernet on Ubuntu 18.04

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I wanted to share my Ubuntu 18 desktop's WiFi connection over Ethernet to my Raspberry Pi - however, some of the software you need to do this is no longer readily available, as it is superseded by the new settings app in Ubuntu 18. So now, you can on... [ read on → ]



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