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My latest project – OAQ

My latest project – OAQ

Several years ago I took a Raspberry Pi 2 B+ and turned it into SLRPi – the SETI listener for Raspberry Pi. It was a custom build of Debian Jessie and a custom build of BOINC for the SETI project. You can read more about that effort here. Earlier this year it was announced that this phase of the project was ending. After 20 years of collecting data it was time for them to do some data mining and look…

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Http 404 in facebook link image preload

Http 404 in facebook link image preload

Just in case I ever forget (or if you get stuck on this), if you have a site you’re trying to either link to or shortlink to so you can post the link in a FB post and have the image automatically load, but for whatever reason it keeps saying “404 not found” in the FB post, do this: First, go to the target URL and delete the cache for that page. Either reset the OutputCache duration, delete the cache…

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Automated JS unit testing in VS Code

Automated JS unit testing in VS Code

I love using VS Code, and i want to be more diligent about unit testing especially with JavaScript. There didn’t seem to be an obvious way to do this in VS Code, so I cobbled together a few resources that ended up working well. It does require you have node.js installed on your machine first, so get that then proceed. By the way, for those of you familiar with unit testing this may seem remedial and possibly outdated. It’s new…

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My Latest Project – SLRPI

My Latest Project – SLRPI

Those of you who know me know in my spare time I write code, build solutions for things, etc. I like having a few “pokers in the fire” as the saying goes so I can bounce from side project to side project in case I get stonewalled and need a break. I’ve had a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B board laying around for a couple of years and couldn’t decide what to build with it. Many ideas crossed my mind…

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Microsoft Ignite Summary

Microsoft Ignite Summary

This past week was the first Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, IL. As a prior attendee of Microsoft’s BUILD conference each year, this was quite a change for me. There was a healthy mix of IT Pro, SysAdmin and Dev sessions, over 200 sessions in total for the week. There was also a consistent hint of Azure and Office 365 in every session, regardless of category or audience type. It’s absolutely clear Microsoft wants everyone in the cloud, mainly in…

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