Category: Blog

  • Apple Silicon a year on!

    I remember when I was working at Sun Microsystems back in 2000/2001 and was eyeing up a Mac as I loved how it was now based on Unix! But, I’d always had an Intel or AMD processor and although I do like Linux, it’s just not Windows, not to mention I was a VB6 developer […]

  • WinCertes GUI

    We all love free stuff and I especially love the free SSL certificates from LetsEncrypt, but unless you’re a dab hand at the CLI and can ensure you get the right spellings of your IIS bindings and Web roots, or have an administration website like Plesk (which I highly recommend!), it would be nice if […]

  • Lockdown craziness!

    Well, throughout all this lockdown, a lot has changed, and a lot more is about to change too! So currently, hold your horses, they’ll be like a real blog coming soon! ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • iPad Pro Keyboard

    So a while ago I decided to buy the iPad Pro 9.7″. Now as a developer, especially using Visual Studio so much, I spend a lot of time in Windows, you’re probably wondering why I went for the iPad over the Surface. Well, it’s a good point! But I thought about it, and realised I […]

  • hangfire

    I’ve stumbled across an amazing ASP.NET / ASP.NET Core Background Job Scheduler called hangfire. I cannot believe how amazing this is, how simple it is to use and how easy it was to implement it in my existing ASP.NET Core Web App. One of the issues I stumble across quite a lot is handling the […]

  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    Well it’s finally out, and it’s massive! I mean crazy big. It requires 16GB to update, and well it’s lying! It really requires about 22GB! Why? Because it won’t let you start the update until you have 16GB, and when it starts downloading the update, you obviously then have less than 16GB, so the installation […]

  • iCloud KeyChain and Wi-Fi Passwords!

    Well this is one that’s been driving me mad for ages! Here’s the scenario: I want to visit my workplace with my MacBook Pro and obviously bring my iPhone with me to communicate with the outside world, as I’m behind a Proxy / Filter on the Wi-Fi, and as I’ve just got Three with Unlimited […]

  • TACO

    And we’re not talking about the food! But Tools for Apache Cordova. I love Visual Studio 2015, and I’ve always used it for development in ASP.NET (C#), but I’ve made Apps for iOS in Xcode previously and used the likes of Brackets and Visual Studio Code on my Mac to write Cordova Apps. So I […]

  • WordPress and Linux

    I’ve been using WordPress for a while now, mainly to set other people up with simple blog sites, but the more the more I’ve done that, the more I’ve started really liking it. But, one thing I don’t like about it, is, it’s better on Linux than Windows. ๐Ÿ™ Which normally wouldn’t be an issue, […]

  • Privacy and Cookie Policies

    Finally got my Privacy Policy up as required by Google AdSense’s policy and that EU Cookie lawย on all my sites. I found using a WordPress plugin called uk-cookie-consent was the quickest way to achieve the notification, and found a free to use / copy / edit Privacy Policy which I skimmed over and added the […]