How to implement SignalR in a .NET + Angular application: updated for .NET 6 and Angular 14!

My original blog post detailing the implementation of SignalR in a .NET and Angular app has become a somewhat popular search engine result for "signalr + angular", getting about 500 views per month. While that's not a extremely large amount of traffic, this is a bit of a niche topic. The steady traffic over two … Continue reading How to implement SignalR in a .NET + Angular application: updated for .NET 6 and Angular 14!

Vintage GIS: Expert Maps by Expert Software

Continuing with the vintage GIS theme, today I took "Expert Maps," released in 1990, for a test drive. I came across this title when browsing WinWorld, a site dedicated to preserving and sharing old software. I was looking for lesser-known GIS or map making software to explore, and Expert Maps is definitely that. The WinWorld … Continue reading Vintage GIS: Expert Maps by Expert Software

Using GDAL in Windows Terminal

A recent project at work required the use of the ogr2ogr program found found in GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library), a popular open source library for working with various geospatial data formats. My requirement was simply a command line utility for the purpose manipulating some data; I didn't need a GDAL library for a language … Continue reading Using GDAL in Windows Terminal

The Microsoft Edge Dev Tools extension for VS Code is so awesome that I’m ditching Chrome for web development

I've been using Visual Studio Code enjoyably for several years, but the Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension has brought web development tooling to another level. This extension was game-changing enough for me that I made Edge my daily driver browser for web development work, replacing Chrome. Early versions of VS Code did not … Continue reading The Microsoft Edge Dev Tools extension for VS Code is so awesome that I’m ditching Chrome for web development

The first computer I ever purchased: a Dell Dimension 4400

Some recent posts about new laptops had me thinking about the very first computer I ever purchased. Way back in 2002 (damn, 20 years ago?!) I was 18, and I purchased a brand new computer. I thought that was a pretty big deal back then, and was really proud to have my very own computer. … Continue reading The first computer I ever purchased: a Dell Dimension 4400

HP & System76: budget edition

I started having some keyboard issues with my refurbished HP EliteBook 840 - certain keys were working intermittently so I purchased a replacement part off eBay for $20. I installed it, but was unsuccessful in resolving the issue. Given that the current battery life on this laptop was not great and the display was starting … Continue reading HP & System76: budget edition

Photos from the 2022 Esri User Conference

This summer I was fortunate enough to attend Esri's annual User Conference (known commonly as the β€œUC”), held from July 11 - 15, 2022 in San Diego, California. I have attended this conference several times in the past, and this year's User Conference was this first in-person since 2019 due to COVID-19 precautions. The event … Continue reading Photos from the 2022 Esri User Conference

Make Linux Mint’s Nemo the default file manager app on Pop!_OS and Ubuntu

I really like Nemo by the Linux Mint team - it's the default file manager app included with Linux Mint, but it works great elsewhere too! I had been a long time (10+ years) user of Linux Mint and I realized that I kinda took Nemo for granted after I switched to Pop!_OS. I used … Continue reading Make Linux Mint’s Nemo the default file manager app on Pop!_OS and Ubuntu

Different git merge types

I recently started using Azure DevOps as my source code repository for a project, and upon opening my first pull request I noticed that they provide a nice explanation of the different merge types supported. In fact, it is one of the simplest and easiest to understand explanations of git merges I have ever seen, … Continue reading Different git merge types

New business cards

Business cards are usually kinda boring: they contain your name, the name of the company for whom you are working, contact information, and maybe a nice logo. There's nothing wrong with being boring when it comes to business cards, though - they have enough information for someone to get in touch with you. When representing … Continue reading New business cards