How do you prioritize learning new things?

I’ve been having problems prioritizing my (limited) free time at home. There are lots of things I want to do, but am unsure how to proceed. How do other approach this?

Test Post with Image

Test post with image and code.

CORS headers with dot net core 3

Setting up a blanket CORS for .net core 3 is pretty simple, figuring out how to test it took longer than I care to realize…

Test post with code

I’m having issues with an import into dev.to, just testing out a post with code snippets.

Keto-ish ramen if you feel like it

I like ramen, one of my favorite things to make especially now when it can be done quickly in my instant pot.

Python Flask with Heroku and TravisCI

Attempting to get involved with a nonprofit organization MAGIC. They use a lot of Python, so here’s how I went about getting started!

Getting started with Java

It’s been many years since I’ve done anything substantial with Java. I’d like to try to do a series of posts to get a feel for the Java ecosystem.

Ferment round 2: hot sauce

Blah blah all the same story stuff from Ferment round 2: Cucumbers, but this time with hot sauce!

Ferment round 2: cucumbers

In my second round of fermentation (round 1 is undocumented, but was delicious vegan kimchi) - I’m trying out cucumbers and hot sauce!

SEO and canonical links

In the process of moving to hexo and off of Medium I ended up doing a bit of research into SEO and canonical links.

Hexo - local configuration

Exploring how to use merged config files for setting up a “local” vs “prod” workflow in Hexo.

Hello Hexo - also new home for blog?

Greetings from Hexo and a markdown file!

Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about why I’ve been attempting to blog more.

There were a few reasons for my attempts to blog:

  • Help people through teaching
  • Help myself through teaching
  • Perhaps make a little money by producing content
  • Build some of my “brand”
  • Become a better writer

Getting Started with MongoDb with .NET Core

Getting started on MongoDb with .NET Core

Coming from a strictly relational db world, NoSql style databases have always seemed a bit scary! I recently had the opportunity to play around with MongoDb for the first time, and I was quite surprised by how easy it was to get started!

Microsoft Orleans-My first podcast interview!

I was recently interviewed by GaProgMan for his show “The .NET Core Podcast”!

Episode 21 - Orleans with Russell Hammett

Microsoft Orleans-Dashboard Update-CPU/Memory Stats

Quick update to a post I did a while back regarding Orleans Dashboard — additional reporting metrics for your cluster!

Docker-writing a smaller image with multi stage builds for .NET core

I’ve been using docker for playing around with my dinky website, but the DockerFile/image has always been a bit brute forcey. It’s time to explore a somewhat more effective DockerFile!

My Keto Journey

The ketogenic diet is a different way to approach food, and energy from food. In the typical American diet, one receives most of the energy they get from food via carbohydrates.

Microsoft Orleans - Observables

As we continue exploring Microsoft Orleans — the virtual actor model framework — we happen upon Observers. Observers can be used to “observe” events, in the form of notifications, as an example.

db in c#-how does I do again?

With the government shut down (again!) I’m not working at the moment, so onto learning on stuff! I wanted to do something with a database, and I’ve gone done and forgotten how to work with them it’s been so long!

Microsoft Orleans-Easily switching between "development" and "production" configurations.

There are some differences in how one would host an Orleans server locally vs deployed in a production scenario. In this post, we’ll use some of the skills we’ve built on previously, to help us in our journey to hosting a production ready Orleans cluster.

Updating a .net core Website’s Security Headers

GaProgMan tweeted recently about his A+ rating on securityHeaders.com. Checking my site, I could see there was room for improvement!

Getting started with XUnit

I’ve worked with MSTest and NUnit previously, but for whatever reason not with xUnit. Thankfully, coming from either framework seemed to translate pretty easily into xUnit.

Microsoft Orleans-Reminders and Grains Calling Grains

Orleans is an actor model framework — a framework used for easily creating distributed systems across a cluster of machines. In this post we’ll explore the “Reminders” feature of Orleans.

Microsoft Orleans-Dependency Injection

Dependency Injection is an important part of writing loosely coupled, easily tested code. I’ve written a bit about it before, but not in the context of Microsoft Orleans.

Your favorite/most useful extension methods?

Extension methods are pretty great! They’re a means of adding functionality to code without needing to actually touch the original source!

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