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. Wow, I really haven't been keeping up with this site. Sorry folks! Been really busy with work and all.

Recent Posts

ASP.NET 4.0 change to RequestValidation

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So you have upgraded a web application from .NET 2.0 to .NET 4.0 or higher and now you are getting errors that say there is a potentially dangerous request.:

Dealing with the new Citrix Receiver

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Citrix has long since been a major player in cloud computing. They are well known for their XenApp presentation product. XenApp allows you to host a program ... Authenticator (Android, iOS, WP7)

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Everyone has heard of right? Well in case you haven’t, is Blizzard Entertainment’s online gateway. A few games are heavily integrated i...

Single Zune Database on Multiple Computers

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Introduction: Zune is a great music store. You will find it integrated in Music of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. If you are like me, you ...

Google Finance Cash Calculation Problem

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Google Finance happens to be a great tool for anyone doing things with the stock market. It shows a lot of data, up to date news, great graphs. But there is ...