Self-host FreshRSS on a Microsoft Azure Web App

A quick guide to setting up FreshRSS on Microsoft Azure using Docker Compose and an Azure Web App.

Azure, RSS, FreshRSS

Valheim public-test server

How to update your Valheim server on Linux to the public-test branch.

Valheim, Gaming, SteamCMD, Linux

Today I learned - kubectl replace

Want to quickly edit something running on kubernetes? Here's a nice (bit reckless) way to do so.

today-i-learned, kubernetes, kubectl

It all starts with smaller stories

Improve your development process by breaking down work into smaller pieces.

agility, developer experience, devex, developer practices

My first podcast appearance

I was invited to record a podcast about developer experience (in Dutch).

Developer Experience, Podcast

Paved road - Templates

Reduce waste and improve developer experience with application templates.

devops, developer experience

Paved road - Deployments

Reduce waste and improve developer experience with pipelines-as-a-service.

devops, developer experience

Valheim server on Linux

A step-by-step guide to setting up a Valheim server on Linux.

Gaming, Linux, SteamCMD, Valheim

Microsoft Edge Picture-in-Picture

A bookmarklet that pops out video players in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge, Javascript

It's new tech!

New PC hardware.

Hardware, PC Building

Dotnet core 5 on a raspberry pi

A quickstart on how to run and use dotnet core 5 on a Raspberry Pi

dotnet core, raspberry, linux

The great quarantine of 2020

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

quarantine, wfh, life stuff

Some fun with Pico-8

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

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.

pivotal, spring, conference, itq

Read comics on your Kindle e-reader

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

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.

docker, containers, dotnet core, azure, itq

Let's talk containers

Platforms, apps, containers, functions, what?!

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

cloud foundry, steeltoe, aspnet core, dotnetcore, itq

ASP.NET Core logging on Cloud Foundry

Using ILogger to write logs on Cloud Foundry

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

azure, static website, itq


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

recap, 2018

Debloat your Sony smart TV

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

sony smart tv, android

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Certified Developer

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

Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, certification, itq

Easy CSS grid

A barebones grid in just a few lines of CSS.

css, flex, itq

Cloud Foundry Certified Developer

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

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.

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.

Angular, Angular CLI, dotnet core, aspnet core, itq

Openhack Amsterdam 2017

Lift-and-shift, Azure Servic Fabric, Minecraft

Azure, Service Fabric, Microsoft, itq

Uploading files - a simple approach

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

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.

Gaming, Nintendo

A fresh start

A complete refresh of the blog!


Enable tethering on LineageOS using ADB

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

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.

Dotnet Core, itq

Dotnet Core tooling quickstart

Up and running with the new dotnet core tools.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Javascript, HTML, CSS, itq

Express route management

Setting up a webserver with Node and Express.

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.

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.

HTML, CSS, itq

My first ASP.NET Core app on Cloud Foundry

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

Hardware, Display, itq

Animations and transforms

Animations and transforms using CSS and HTML.

CSS, HTML, itq

App.config xdt transforms

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

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.

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.

C#, Spotify

The new rig

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

CSS, Transitions, itq

The bug report

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


Fluent data access

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

C#, Data access

Easy Windows Service debugging

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

C#, Windows Service, Debugging, itq

Generating an RSS feed in C#

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

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.

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.

Javascript, itq

SignalR dependency injection

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

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.

CSS, HTML, itq