The great quarantine of 2020

Global pandemic, work-from-home and washing your hands 80 times a day.

2020-10-29 - quarantine, wfh, life stuff

Some fun with Pico-8

Spent a few hours with (again) with Pico-8 and Lua to dabble about.

2020-04-27 - Pico-8, Lua

SpringOne Platform 2019

I was in Austin TX for the SpringOne Platform conference, here's some highlights from a .net dev's persective.

2019-10-12 - pivotal, spring, conference, itq

Read comics on your Kindle e-reader

A quick guide on how to transfer comic books to your Amazon Kindle.

2019-07-19 - comics, kindle, e-reader

Environment variables in an Azure Web App for Containers

A little gotcha when using a .net core app in a container on Azure that needs environment variables.

2019-05-04 - docker, containers, dotnet core, azure, itq

Let's talk containers

Platforms, apps, containers, functions, what?!

2019-03-05 - containers, apps, cloud foundry, kubernetes, itq

Reading Cloud Foundry app configuration using SteelToe in ASP.NET Core

A look at loading configuration using SteelToe and making it injectable

2019-01-11 - cloud foundry, steeltoe, aspnet core, dotnetcore, itq

ASP.NET Core logging on Cloud Foundry

Using ILogger to write logs on Cloud Foundry

2019-01-10 - cloud foundry, asp.net core, dotnet core, logging, itq

Setting up an Azure Storage static website

How to set up hosting for your static website on Azure Storage

2019-01-03 - azure, static website, itq


A year gone by, so what's going on.

2018-12-23 - recap, 2018

Debloat your Sony smart TV

A quick little tip to get rid of some garbage on the start screen of your TV.

2018-09-26 - sony smart tv, android

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Certified Developer

Another exam done, I am now a Pivotal certified CF developer!

2018-06-28 - Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, certification, itq

Easy CSS grid

A barebones grid in just a few lines of CSS.

2018-05-11 - css, flex, itq

Cloud Foundry Certified Developer

Took the exam and now I'm Cloud Foundry certified!

2018-04-09 - Cloud Foundry, certification, cfcd, itq

Multiple listeners for your Service Fabric service

Enable multiple listeners on a Service Fabric service and seperate the entrypoint of the service from the actual implementation.

2018-03-31 - Azure, Service Fabric, C#, Microservices, itq

Angular (5) and aspnet core (2) quickstart

A get-up-and-go with the Angular CLI and dotnet core.

2018-01-02 - Angular, Angular CLI, dotnet core, aspnet core, itq

Openhack Amsterdam 2017

Lift-and-shift, Azure Servic Fabric, Minecraft

2017-10-14 - Azure, Service Fabric, Microsoft, itq

Uploading files - a simple approach

Upload (smallish) images (with preview) with some Javascript and HTML

2017-07-31 - HTML, Javascript, itq

An underrated feature in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

One of the most helpful things I've seen in videogames in a long time.

2017-07-25 - Gaming, Nintendo

A fresh start

A complete refresh of the blog!

2017-07-20 - Blog

Enable tethering on LineageOS using ADB

A little hack to enable tethering on your Android device when it's blocked by your operator.

2017-05-01 - Android, LineageOS

Dotnet Core CLI user secrets

User secrets are what you use for settings in a dotnet core app that you don't want leaking into your repos.

2017-04-20 - Dotnet Core, itq

Dotnet Core tooling quickstart

Up and running with the new dotnet core tools.

2017-04-09 - Dotnet Core, itq

A game for programmers

I play video games every now and then and I've recently discovered a game (that was in my Steam library for quite some time already) that gives me the same sensation as when I'm programming.

2017-02-08 - Gaming, Factorio

Date validation in AngularJS

Another angular post! This time we take a look at how to create a directive that ensures the user enters a valid date (and/or time).

2016-10-27 - Javascript, Angular, itq

Simple dialogs with AngularJS and TypeScript

While working an Angular (1) web app I ran into the age old problem of showing the user notifications when certain conditions are met.

2016-09-15 - Javascript, Angular, HTML, CSS, itq

The dialog element

I was grinding my teeth on a z-index problem today. I found out about the dialog element and all was saved.

2016-07-06 - Javascript, HTML, CSS, itq

Express route management

Setting up a webserver with Node and Express.

2016-06-03 - Javascript, Node, Express, itq

RabbitMQ with NodeJS on Cloud Foundry

I've been having some more fun with Cloud Foundry deploying Node apps and wanted the apps to communicate in a more disconnected way.

2016-05-27 - Javascript, Cloud Foundry, RabbitMQ, itq

Creating a toggle switch with HTML and CSS

My current project involves an interface that is 100% touch driven (no keyboard and mouse) and I was asked to turn a regular old checkbox into a toggle switch.

2016-04-27 - HTML, CSS, itq

My first ASP.NET Core app on Cloud Foundry

A look at deploying a dotnet core app on Cloud Foundry.

2016-03-30 - Dotnet core, Cloud Foundry, itq

Multiple DbContext's with migrations on a single database

Here is a small problem I ran into while working on my current project.

2016-03-02 - C#, Entity Framework, Databases, itq

Another simple loading indicator

Here is another loading indicator for when your webpage is busy waiting for a server request to come back with an answer.

2016-01-14 - HTML, CSS

POST-ing JSON to an ASP.NET Web API controller

So you want to post some JSON to an ASP. Here's a quick primer.

2016-01-12 - Javascript, jQuery, C#, ASP.NET

Going 4K with the Philips BDM4065UC

Dual screen setups are great for work but you can't always have two of the same size/model side by side.

2016-01-06 - Hardware, Display, itq

Animations and transforms

Animations and transforms using CSS and HTML.

2015-12-01 - CSS, HTML, itq

App.config xdt transforms

Here is a little hack you can do to enable transformations in App.config.

2015-11-13 - C#, Configuration transforms, itq

Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 Berlin

On the 2nd and 3rd November in 2015, the Cloud Foundry Foundation was in Berlin. I attended and here are my thoughts.

2015-11-04 - Cloud Foundry, Conventions, itq

Read Spotify track info using C#

Spotify recently updated the desktop app again and it is once again possible to read current track info directly from it.

2015-10-09 - C#, Spotify

The new rig

After saving up money for a while I bought myself a new desktop PC.

2015-09-23 - Hardware, PC

Basic string templating in C#

Every solution I've worked on required some form of communication via e-mail or other form of text to the outside world, reporting, notifications or something else.

2015-07-07 - C#, String templating, itq

CurrentColor in CSS

If you've ever used something like LESS or SASS you know what a variable is in CSS.

2015-06-22 - CSS, itq

Creating release notes with Visual Studio and TFS

For that one time you need release notes but forgot to track what was changed.

2015-05-21 - TFS, Release notes

CSS Transitions basics

End-users interact with your applications via the user interface (UI for short). Here are some simple things to spice it up.

2015-05-19 - CSS, Transitions, itq

The bug report

When you work on software, you will at some point encounter bugs.

2015-05-12 - Bugs

Fluent data access

A quick look at a different approach to data access code in C#.

2015-05-06 - C#, Data access

Easy Windows Service debugging

Long running processes in a web applicatoin running on IIS is a bad idea.

2015-04-26 - C#, Windows Service, Debugging, itq

Generating an RSS feed in C#

A hobby project of mine needed to generate an RSS feed.

2015-04-26 - C#, RSS, ASP.NET, System.ServiceModel, itq

Getting started with Inversion of Control

Alright, lets dive straight into the deep end and take a look at Inversion of Control.

2015-04-26 - C#, IoC, Dependency injection, itq

Overwriting a function in Javascript

Let's take a look at how to replace the workings of one function with that of another.

2015-04-26 - Javascript, itq

SignalR dependency injection

My go-to container for IoC at the moment is SimpleInjector because you know, simple.

2015-04-26 - C#, Dependency injection, SignalR, itq

The simplest loading indicator

I had a brainwave and dove into codepen for a little bit to doodle around and when I emerged I had this simple little loading indicator.

2015-04-26 - CSS, HTML, itq