Nerd Blog

Just another blog about random things I enjoy, mostly programming and gaming. This site was converted to Jekyll in about March of 2017 so I can play with a lot of fun new toys. It runs much faster than using Wordpress, and it is statically generated by Jekyll. So what I do is I can write the post in markdown, push it to Git (I use TFS Git at the moment for this project). This triggers an automatic build in TFS that will build using Jekyll using 2 different configurations, one for dev and one for prod. These are then published to artifacts. At that time a release is automatically triggered and deployed to dev. Once deployed, the release waits for approval and then it will deploy to prod. All this is done using scripts to then push to Amazon S3 while also expiring and pushing new pages to the Cloudfront caching. That is one of the reasons this site is so fast.

Recent Posts

Enabling CORS with WebAPI

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One common problem with WebAPI is when you have cross domain requests coming in and the browser will reject the request since the server does not send the ap...

Mirror your Kindle Fire to your SmartTV

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Mirroring allows you to send your screen and audio to the TV. We have used this for a few reasons. Sometimes my kids like to watch me play a few games so we ...