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Mar 06, 2021
Using 11ty / Eleventy to re-build this site in public

Blogging once a year will not cut it so lets fix that. Sharing how I built this site and why!

Jul 19, 2020
Command for Code First Migrations

Migrations feature in EF Core provides a way to incrementally update the database schema

Jun 25, 2020
Classless CSS Frameworks for Prototyping

Classless CSS Frameworks are great for quick project demos or prototyping when you have to have to get html out there quickly for clients or your side projects.

Jun 24, 2020
Code to check if C# Directory Exists

c# code to check if a directory exists and if it does not then go ahead and create it

Jun 08, 2020
freeCodeCamp radio is 24/7 music designed for coding

Recommendation for programming music, i.e. coding music or music to listen to while you're in "flow".

May 11, 2020
Quick Dapper Repo

I love to use the Dapper ORM from the folks at StackOverflow and it's nice to have quick reference that I can fall back on with a quick example that shows how to create a model, interface and repository.

Feb 04, 2019
Alternative Web Analytics Service

In response to a question on asking about alternative services or web analytics so I guess that he's thinking about moving away from Google Analytics.

Dec 01, 2018
How to Uninstall a Yeoman Generator

I'm using a Mac and I play around with Yeoman quite a bit. I'd like to delete a Yeoman generator and for some reason there's not a quick and easy step by step out there so here's what I found.

Oct 24, 2018
Uppercase Word Method in C#

If you want to uppercase a passed in word using c#, this is a method I found and use it in my helpers classes.

Jul 27, 2018
How I concatenate header, footer for html web development using gulp

I often like to start new sites with a mock up that is strictly html. I get html templates from sites like Theme Forest so they are already designed for me.

Nov 03, 2017
(solved for now) Export Template in Visual Studio 2017

If you're like me, you like to create templates out of your Visual Studio 2017 code so you can just use those templates as your base for starting all new projects.

Oct 26, 2017
Uppercase First Method in CSharp

C# method to uppercase the first letter of a passed in string.

May 30, 2017
How to delete the IIS ASP.NET response headers for security sake

There are some nice plugins out there like "BuiltWith" and "Web Server Notifier" and many others that allow you to see the platform that websites run on.

Apr 18, 2017
dotnet command line goodness from senor hanselman

I love to keep up with all things Scott Hanselman ... he's really the golden god of tech.

Apr 14, 2017
Current blog publishing workflow

I've been working on some wordpress blogs lately and have a process that I follow to keep things as automated for "publishing" as possible.

Apr 04, 2017
SQL Query to create XML Elements

I recently had to create an XML file from a Microsoft SQL Server table.

Mar 30, 2017
Change my connectionstring for debug and release config

This is part of a multi page blog post where I talk about what I do after I setup my Visual Studio ASP.NET MVC (non-Core) project.

Mar 21, 2017
Site for wicked cool Text Logos and it's free

When I create new websites I'll go with LogoNerds to get an initial logo completed and the cost is $27.

Mar 12, 2017
Which Flash Blocker to use and How to Disable Flash Blocker

It is somewhat hypocritical of me to use a Flash Blocker I'll admit especially since I have a website that depends on advertising.

Mar 04, 2017
How I setup my Visual Studio website project ASP.NET MVC (non-Core)

This will be a long series of blog posts that will take you beyond the starter template provided by Visual Studio for making websites.

Feb 23, 2017
Csharp Web Scraping Library

I just started to delve into website scraping as I periodically like to hit a website for current prices and fluctuations on a timely basis.

Feb 22, 2017
What software do I have loaded on my Windows machine?

When I get a new windows machine I always load up a specific set of software.

Feb 21, 2017
Data Annotations Examples for C#

Using data annotations in c# is a simple way to handle validations in your model.

Feb 13, 2017
Passive income rules to live by

It's money that you have coming in that doesn't involve you having to i.e. spend an hour of your time to receive an hour worth of pay..

Feb 10, 2017
Questions to ask when researching new business opportunities

When you're looking for new business ideas, it's always great if you can go out and interview some actual people who would be using your product.

Feb 09, 2017
Move and Resize Windows on your Mac

I hate it when I have Mac Apps that aren't full screen. I've seen some people with crazy desktop apps that I wonder how they get anything done.

Feb 08, 2017
Change your connection string to use your local database

I always find myself changing the connection string in my web.config file when spinning up a new project with ASP.NET MVC.

Feb 07, 2017
Automatically make your web.config file force from HTTP to HTTPS for SSL Security

I know this answer is out there in some form or fashion but I like to have it here for quicker access. This is the section of code that I use to force all of my websites to roll over to SSL in my web.config file.

Feb 06, 2017
How to check on your SSRS Execution Log History using a SQL Script

Using this sql script I'm able to run it and get a quick list of what SSRS reports just ran.

Feb 03, 2017
How to post code snippets on

I have code snippets that I like to add to my posts so people can copy them and use them in their developer process.

Feb 02, 2017
SQL script to show you a list of your SSRS subscriptions

At work we use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for our reporting needs. I like to have a few SQL Scripts to help me keep track of our subscriptions, when they ran and check on any errors.

Feb 01, 2017
What software do I have loaded on my Mac?

I like to have a list of what I load on my all my new macs. I don't get new macs very often but I do have several of them and it's nice to know/remember what I load on them.

Feb 01, 2017
csharp poco generator from database table using sql script

This is a simple SQL  script that will generate a c# poco class that you can use as a model in your Visual Studio projects.