Some tips that make long trips in an EV a little bit easier.
Polestar 2 battery state API
How to read the battery state of a Polestar 2 using the Tibber API
HVC Trash pickup dates in Home Assistant
Display HVC (my local waste management company) trash pickup dates in Home Assistant
Gaming on your phone
Some good games to play on your phone
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.
Valheim public-test server
How to update your Valheim server on Linux to the public-test branch.
Today I learned - kubectl replace
Want to quickly edit something running on kubernetes? Here's a nice (bit reckless) way to do so.
It all starts with smaller stories
Improve your development process by breaking down work into smaller pieces.
My first podcast appearance
I was invited to record a podcast about developer experience (in Dutch).
Paved road - Templates
Reduce waste and improve developer experience with application templates.
Paved road - Deployments
Reduce waste and improve developer experience with pipelines-as-a-service.
Valheim server on Linux
A step-by-step guide to setting up a Valheim server on Linux.
Microsoft Edge Picture-in-Picture
A bookmarklet that pops out video players in Microsoft Edge.
It's new tech!
New PC hardware.
Dotnet core 5 on a raspberry pi
A quickstart on how to run and use dotnet core 5 on a Raspberry Pi
The great quarantine of 2020
Global pandemic, work-from-home and washing your hands 80 times a day.
Some fun with Pico-8
Spent a few hours with (again) with Pico-8 and Lua to dabble about.
SpringOne Platform 2019
I was in Austin TX for the SpringOne Platform conference, here's some highlights from a .net dev's persective.
Read comics on your Kindle e-reader
A quick guide on how to transfer comic books to your Amazon Kindle.
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.
Let's talk containers
Platforms, apps, containers, functions, what?!
Cloud Foundry configuration with SteelToe
A look at loading configuration using SteelToe and making it injectable
ASP.NET Core logging on Cloud Foundry
Using ILogger to write logs on Cloud Foundry
Setting up an Azure Storage static website
How to set up hosting for your static website on Azure Storage
A year gone by, so what's going on.
Debloat your Sony smart TV
A quick little tip to get rid of some garbage on the start screen of your TV.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry Certified Developer
Another exam done, I am now a Pivotal certified CF developer!
Easy CSS grid
A barebones grid in just a few lines of CSS.
Cloud Foundry Certified Developer
Took the exam and now I'm Cloud Foundry certified!
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.
Angular (5) and aspnet core (2) quickstart
A get-up-and-go with the Angular CLI and dotnet core.
Openhack Amsterdam 2017
Lift-and-shift, Azure Servic Fabric, Minecraft
Uploading files - a simple approach
An underrated feature in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
One of the most helpful things I've seen in videogames in a long time.
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.
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 tooling quickstart
Up and running with the new dotnet core tools.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Express route management
Setting up a webserver with Node and Express.
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.
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.
My first ASP.NET Core app on Cloud Foundry
A look at deploying a dotnet core app on Cloud Foundry.
Multiple DbContext's with migrations on a single database
Here is a small problem I ran into while working on my current project.
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.
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.
Animations and transforms
Animations and transforms using CSS and HTML.
App.config xdt transforms
Here is a little hack you can do to enable transformations in App.config.
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.
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.
The new rig
After saving up money for a while I bought myself a new desktop 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.
CurrentColor in CSS
If you've ever used something like LESS or SASS you know what a variable is in CSS.
Creating release notes with Visual Studio and TFS
For that one time you need release notes but forgot to track what was changed.
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.
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#.
Easy Windows Service debugging
Long running processes in a web applicatoin running on IIS is a bad idea.
Generating an RSS feed in C#
A hobby project of mine needed to generate an RSS feed.
Getting started with Inversion of Control
Alright, lets dive straight into the deep end and take a look at Inversion of Control.
Let's take a look at how to replace the workings of one function with that of another.
SignalR dependency injection
My go-to container for IoC at the moment is SimpleInjector because you know, simple.
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.