Articles I’ve Recently Read

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Chaos Monkey Released Into The Wild Violating the “smart enum” pattern in C# Writing Cleaner Code with Reactive Extensions I’m stuck in someone’s for loop Atomic design (EN) (Video) Improving Site Performance with the Navigation Timing API

Can’t click and drag?

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There has been a few times where I, completely confused, don’t understand how I lost the ability to click and drag in Windows. it happens suddenly. When this happens, the icons of what you’re attempting to drag won’t follow the cursor as you attempt to click and drag them, and they definitely won’t perform the operation you’re dragging them to. …

Disabled Disqus Comments in WordPress

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I somehow just struggled to be able to turn off Disqus comments on a WordPress page. How could this possibly be difficult? Here’s how. It would be intuitive to think that unchecking “Comments” in the Screen Options at the top of the page editor. Don’t be fool, that checkbox actually seems to do nothing at all. But when you Google …

Great Tool for Converting WebForms Views to Razor Views

Sam Rueby.NET Tips, Web Development 1 Comment

The ASP.NET MVC Razor view engine has been out for a while now. I think it’s great for improving readability in complex MVC views. Especially with its magical-context-guessing ability, it greatly improves readability over the WebForms syntax. I found a great tool from Telerik that helped me convert an entire solution to Razor syntax. The word ‘helped’ is important here …

Did you know Chrome has its own color picker?

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Because I didn’t! If you Google “Chrome color picker” get you a bunch of extensions and definitely not obvious information about this wonderful feature. I was recently disappointed by ColorZilla (my previous color picker) because you’re not allowed to use the eye dropper for local files. I stumbled upon this feature in a talk I was watching  and even had …

I don’t know any of my passwords and neither should you

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While I was at Rochester Institute of Technology studying Networking and System Administration, I had a lot of interest in the Computer Security classes. I think i may have taken the majority of the security classes offered at the time. They were really fun and really interesting. It’s amazing that there are actually tools out there that with a single …

Use the Keyboard

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Every computer professional and their brother (because you’ve beat it into their heads) know that keyboard shortcuts are awesome, improve efficiency, and make you feel like a ninja. How do you find out about keyboard shortcuts? I learn new shortcuts in a few different ways. Someone saw what I was doing and told me how I could have done it …