Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a 2017 (5th Gen) Thinkpad X1 Carbon

12 August 2018

I’ve recently decided to return to my open source roots. I’ve been using Windows 10 for the past couple of years, and OS X for a few years before that.. but back in the mid-2000’s, I ran only Linux on all my machines. For one reason and another I’ve been...
 

Wiring up ASP.Net Identity with Custom Classes

29 July 2018

I looked for a simple tutorial that shows how to hook up ASP.Net (Core & .Net) Identity with user generated classes, and I couldn’t really find one. So here are my notes on how to do it. These are rough notes, written quickly. I’ll come back later and update this...
 

When a CMS is too complex

03 June 2018

I spent the past few days working on Umbraco. I thought I might go back to using a CMS for this website, as I have some ideas for adding some features and functionality. Umbraco is really powerful, but after spending hours on wiring it up by hand, I decided that...
 

Using Linux through Visual Studio Code

08 April 2018

Here’s how you can set the Windows Subsystem for Linux to be the default terminal inside VS Code. This allows for a very simple way to launch a bash prompt: Ctrl + ` The first thing to do is install the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and then your distro of...
 

Automated Deploy Pipeline to Netlify

29 March 2018

Through the magic of simple bash scripting, I now have a very easy deployment pipeline for my website. I wanted to do this all in Visual Studio Team Services, but as far as I can tell, I’ll need to register a custom Linux deployment agent (aka a Linux VM running...