For the last year and change, I stepped even farther away from the Microsoft creche – taking a role as a devops engineer in a node shop. It was way out of my comfort zone (and a story for another day,) but well worth the experience in terms of making me a better developer.
My newest job, however, is purely in the .net space and after a year away, it’s taking a lot of remembering and catching up. I’ve barely touched serverless in .net and .net core is close to a complete mystery to me.
I still have empty HDMI slots on my living room TV!
The cable box is on HDMI 2. My wife’s main PC (Windows 10) is on HDMI 3. Tonight, I moved the Ubuntu box that’s been gathering dust since the KVM switch on my desk went kaput to HDMI 4.
And I’ve got this Raspberry Pi kit I’ve been meaning to put together…
One of the more popular ruby bloggers (and I apologize for forgetting who) was recently raving about LeanPub, an online platform for creating eBooks in an agile fashion. I finally got around to digging more deeply and their platform is insanely cool. If you’re planning on publishing a book any time in the foreseeable future, you owe it to yourself to check them out. In addition to creating a platform for seeking constant feedback to your work in progress, most of the price of the book (over 90% usually) is paid directly to the author.
I went a little nuts yesterday trying to find the URL for a freshly-deployed Azure service and couldn’t find it anywhere on the dashboard. Today, I went to delete the service and the warning message included the line, “Domain yourprojectname.cloudapp.net will be lost.”