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Create a Nuget package with .Net 5 to wrap a dll

December 3, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Create a Nuget package with .Net 5 to wrap a dll We’re transitioning to Git and wanting to get the dlls and exes out of our repository (before moving so that it doesn’t keep it in history for ever. See this video about Git LFS for details. Git Lfs seemed too complicated for our team right now). I found the easiest way was to create a Nuget package with the dll and decided to use . Read more about Create a Nuget package with .Net 5 to wrap a dll

twister.sh

November 12, 2020 - https://burgers.io

Sometimes, you just need to wash the dishes even though the kids are begging to play Twister. #!/bin/zsh # Give a Twister instruction approximately once every 5 seconds appendages=("right hand" "right foot" "left hand" "left foot") colors=("red" "yellow" "green" "blue" "in the air") while true; do count=${#appendages[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) appendage=${appendages[$index]} count=${#colors[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) color=${colors[$index]} both="$appendage $color" echo $both say $both sleep 0. Read more about twister.sh

Building a Custom Shelf for My Daughter

August 26, 2020 - http://austinhanson.com

So we’re expecting a baby here in the next week or two and my wife wanted a shelf/armoire/ambry(?) thing that matched our crib and changing dresser (see pictures of the store bought crib and dresser below). I drew up some plans in the free version of SketchUp and got to work. I happened to have a fair amount of S3S birch lumber lying around (waiting to be turned into cabinets and a vanity for in our basement) so I picked a few decent boards from the pile. Read more about Building a Custom Shelf for My Daughter

Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

July 14, 2020 - https://burgers.io

It’s 2020. The world is abuzz with, well – waves hand – all this. But it’s also abuzz with ARM: Apple is moving their Mac line to Apple Silicon, Amazon has been been touting their Gravaton2-based infrastructure, Cloudflare is said to be going all ARM on their edge nodes, and the world’s fastest supercomputer is built on ARM. For a long time, I – and I think many others – held the idea that x86-64 is for heavy workloads and ARM is for the "little stuff" like embedded systems and Raspberry Pis. Read more about Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

Public Cert Trust Stores in Ruby: What am I trusting and should I be? The internet is scary

April 11, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

When I was a senior in college (longer ago than I should admit to) I did a demonstration about sniffing user’s facebook traffic when they were using wifi at my college. At the time Facebook didn’t redirect HTTP -> HTTPS by default and most users were connecting over plaintext. Since then Facebook has switched to secure browsing by default, and most companies are encrypting traffic in transit whether it’s internal or external. Read more about Public Cert Trust Stores in Ruby: What am I trusting and should I be? The internet is scary

Hosting a User Group on Zoom (when it’s normally in person)

April 11, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

I’m not looking to add to the noise around using zoom to work remotely and connect with people during social distancing, but after spending some time on Google I couldn’t find a guide on how to do this. These are pretty much my own notes while I’m prepping to try and host a user group through zoom. Here’s my “minimal video call host check list” Let people know what they’re getting into (state that you’d like people to turn on video in the agenda, tell them what will happen during the meeting, ask for their patience while everyone gets used to the video chat)1. Read more about Hosting a User Group on Zoom (when it’s normally in person)

Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)

March 9, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

I’ve been doing IaC in AWS for years now, primarily through Cloudformation and scripting languages like powershell and python. IaC is great, but these tools have some short comings like yaml being very verbose, and the powershell AWS SDKs not handling idem potency for you. Because of those short comings, I was very excited when AWS released AWS CDK a little over a year ago now. It cuts down on a lot of copying and pasting yaml files like you do in cloudformation, and gives you easier access to higher level language constructs like loops and if statements. Read more about Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)

Learning a New Programming Language

February 24, 2020 - https://harmstyler.me

In the past year I left my position as a Web Developer to work as a Software Developer. Not only did I leave web development behind, the core languages I use every day changed. I switched from a primarily PHP/Javascript developer to a Python/C++ developer. Changing a tech stacks created a need for me to learn a lot about a new language very quickly, I’ve decided to write down some of what I learned. Read more about Learning a New Programming Language