For the last 4 years or so, I’ve been hosting my blog/site using Orchard CMS. Orchard has been a pretty good platform. It offers a great deal of customization and extensibility points, and for .NET developers it can be a nice place to start for building an application. Unfortunately, whether because of my own customizations … Continue reading Migrating from Orchard CMS to WordPress using Windows Live Writer
Hi, my name is Andrew, and I have a problem. I sometimes overthink things…just a bit. If you share that tendency you may, like me, instinctively greet any issue you run into as an opportunity for deep analysis and troubleshooting, which may not always be the place to start. Overthinking in Action A case in … Continue reading Sometimes it’s the Simple Things
Clutter. It comes in lots of shapes and sizes, and it can be both physical and virtual.
Not sure how I missed this when it originally aired, but this Azure Friday video from last June does a great job of showing off one of the benefits of Azure Web Sites, namely free analytics.
The other day I came across an article describing 8 mistakes our brains make subconsciously, and it struck me that I was experiencing one of them at that very moment, namely the sunk cost fallacy. Let it go, already. (photo – “sunken skiff” by Jenny Spadafora)
This week, I have the privilege to have a guest post on Pinal Dave’s SQLAuthority blog. The post briefly addresses the advantages and disadvantages of putting validation rules in code in your application, versus in stored procedures in the database. Read it here.
With the understanding that the overlap in a Venn diagram describing folks who use Windows Media Center, XBOX 360 as a Media Center Extender, and Visual Studio on their WMC machine is probably vanishingly small, I thought it might still be useful to post the problems I experienced with this combo, and the solution.
Last night I learned (or I should say re-learned) a hard lesson. Several lessons, actually. More on that in a moment. What Not to Do I built a VM using Hyper-V to have an isolated environment for client work. Stored the VM and its .vhdx file on an external drive. So far, so good. But … Continue reading Always Backup. Always
This post is for anyone who podcasts, videocasts, or otherwise relies for their living (or hobby) on recording their voice on their computer. It’s particularly addressed to folks like myself who record screencasts, in which you’re teaching people to use software, oftentimes including demos in which you’re typing live while recording your screencast. Get a … Continue reading Boom Or Bust!
Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: