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All Things .NET with the Marketbeat team!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:00PM - SFDevs

Come for an evening of all things .NET. The MarketBeat team recently attended the DEVIntersection / Microsoft Azure + AI Conference. They’ll share a high level overview of the sessions and workshops that were available and the highlights of what they learned. Food will be available! Event photo from Markus Spiske from Pexels:

Recent blog posts from the community:

Reading Righting Software

February 23, 2024 -

Reading Righting Software In July 2023, I attended and presented at NE Code in Lincoln, NE where there were several presentations about Software Architecture. Billy Hollis, in his Keynote - Lies Developers Tell Themselves , mentioned Righting Software by Juval Lowy in a passing slide as a “good resource to up your architect skills.” I was hooked and brought back the suggestion for the next book club. We read it as a group and shared our thoughts in an Omnitech blog post .

Windows Downloads Folder Grouping

February 14, 2024 -

I built a new PC a few years ago using the Intel 8086K that I won in the Intel 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes. It’s been a good machine that I’ve only really used for games. Over the last year or so I’ve used it for some more hobby projects and I finally got annoyed with the Downloads special folder always opening up with the contents being grouped by date. I wasn’t terribly surprised to find that this was a common thing people complained about.

Chromecast HD Alternate Launcher

February 6, 2024 -

Recently there has been news of Google deploying advertisements more invasive than content banners in their Google TV launcher. Upon experiencing this directly it seemed like a good idea to dig into replacing the launcher. The first step was testing out alternative launchers. I tried Projectivy Launcher and FLauncher and ended up preferring FLauncher, it is very simple and it’s open source which is an added nicety. The next step was figuring out how to set the default launcher.

Fixing Audio Choppiness in OBS Studio on Linux

January 18, 2024 -

I occasionally record screencasts for work — some of these are used for the website as demos/training material, and sometimes they’re used internally by our various technical teams. When I record, I use OBS Studio, which works brilliantly. However, since the last time I recorded, I’ve upgrade my operating system, as well as switched over to Wayland, and I discovered after doing a recording session that my audio was super choppy.

Advent 2023: tmux

December 22, 2023 -

I use terminal-based programs a lot. It should be obvious to anyone following my blog that I use editors in the vim family. But there are a slew of other tools I use from the CLI: docker, phpunit, phpcs, psalm, pandoc, ssh, ngrok, and more. Often, I’ll be editing a file, and need to run another program, and reference what I’m editing: running unit tests, linters, or static analysis often fall in this category.

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