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Recent Tech Posts

  • Resurrecting the Blog - It has been nearly 4 years since my last blog post. When I started blogging 7 years ago, it was such a rewarding experience; it’s hard for me to believe I let it die. In this post I reflect back on the “life and death” of my blog, and the process of moving and “resurrecting”...
  • A Remotely Managed Bing Image Search Wallpaper App – Part 2 - Part 1 gave an overview introduction to the app and covered job scheduling, searching for images on Bing, and downloading images. Part 2 covers setting the wallpaper, remote app settings, remote logging and more. Setting the Wallpaper The switch wallpaper job is scheduled to start running later than the download job to give time for...
  • A Remotely Managed Bing Image Search Wallpaper App – Part 1 - At a previous job I made the mistake of leaving my computer unlocked on rare occasions and I ended up getting Biebered. We were constantly trolling each other and playing pranks which kept things fun. Changing someone’s wallpaper is pretty basic so I decided to take it up a notch for striking back. One day...
  • ASP.NET NLog Sql Server Logging and Error Handling Part 2 - Be sure to check out Part 1 as this post builds upon it and the two go hand in hand. Series Overview Part 1 – Setting up logging with ASP.NET MVC, NLog and SQL Server Part 2 – Unhandled exception processing, building an error report, emailing errors, and custom error pages. Custom Error Handling Attribute...
  • ASP.NET NLog Sql Server Logging and Error Handling Part 1 - It was the eleventh hour before a web app was to go live and there was nothing in place for error handling or logging. You’re shocked I’m sure (that’s my sarcastic voice). Normally with web apps in the past I’ve used ELMAH for unhandled error logging and NLog with text file targets for other logging....