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2/4/2024 9:46:42 PM
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Some pretty cool new stuff.

2/4/2024 9:44:05 PM
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Lots of good stuff to make your life as a developer more easy:

12/31/2023 10:06:59 PM
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Currently about a year into converting MessageBase codebase to Blazor and .NET 8.

12/21/2023 5:08:16 PM
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Just got done putting together a demo of how to share authentication between multiple .NET 8 Blazor apps so that users do not need to re-log-in to each app as they move between them.

11/17/2023 2:49:13 PM
Topic: Windows
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It's always been a bit of a pain in Windows to create a dotfile (Like .gitignore, .dockerfile, etc) but I just learned this weird trick that makes it easier:

11/15/2023 1:21:00 AM
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Super Space Jump Man 🕹️ Play on CrazyGames

11/7/2023 10:30:30 PM
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Come up with the most ridiculous prompts to get the most ridiculous answers. 

4/15/2023 1:07:51 AM
Topic: Music
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Live Concert (COVID) 2020

4/10/2023 6:20:34 PM
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OK, the new version is finally playable (!!), but there's still some stuff to finish. Online (and offliine) battles are working great. Come play it today!

4/9/2023 11:02:51 PM
Topic: Music
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BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER

4/2/2023 2:38:26 PM
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A story from an ex insurance adjuster: I used to be the guy who worked for insurance companies, and determined the value of every little thing in your house.  The guy who would go head-to-head with those fire-truck-chasing professional loss adjusters.  I may be able to help you not get screwed when filing your claim.

3/29/2023 9:39:26 AM
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Curious about what’s out there? Tired of mainstream entertainment ruining all your favorite franchises? Downstream Pulp covers the latest in Iron Age creations, not to mention original tales. A place where literature fans can relax, grab a warm beverage, and discuss the wonders of the imagination.

3/26/2023 10:23:12 PM
Topic: Weird stuff
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The average person evaporates 32 gallons of water from the surface of their eyes each year. 

2/17/2023 5:28:59 PM
Topic: Windows
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One of my machines hasn't picked up the "Kill IE" update yet, so decided to fire it up once last time (Although I haven't used it in quite a while) and am using it to post this message.

1/26/2023 2:43:09 PM
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There are two versions of Blazor (Blazor Server and Blazor WebAssembly), I've been getting heavily into Blazor Server lately, so I'll post stuff here that will come in handy to others.

1/23/2023 12:57:32 PM
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This is a good quick reference, focusing on all the different possible properties for the parent element (the flex container) and the child elements (the flex items).

1/9/2023 11:02:01 PM
Topic: Music
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This is very cool, recorded and filmed all over the world. Finland to New Zealand, Louisiana to Africa. Featuring John Paul Jones. 

1/8/2023 11:40:39 PM
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Getting old is a lot like that scene in "Back to the Future" when Marty and his family start fading from the photo. More and more things that you knew for most if not all of your life begin to disappear, one by one. The grandparents. One, if not both, of your parents. Perhaps a sibling, or friend, gone too soon, but not improbably soon. The kid from that TV series that you related to because you were about the same age. Each falling away one by one. You're left like a contestant in an old-time dance contest, wondering how many other competitors will be eliminated before the judge finally comes to tap you on the shoulder... 

1/6/2023 12:53:00 AM
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I found my old source code (written in pre .net active server pages with vba, wow this is some old stuff!) and rewriting it in C# and Blazor. Getting close to done, raids, battles, tavern, bank, and armor shop are done. Just a few more things to get converted. Excited to see this once popular game relaunch soon.

1/3/2023 11:47:07 AM
Topic: Windows
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Say you've got three (or more) monitors on your system. In my case, I have a (smaller) monitor built into my laptop, and two larger external monitors connected to it. I wanted to just use the two external monitors for a Remote Desktop (RDP) session, but not use the smaller laptop monitor. 

12/24/2022 7:26:49 PM
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Oh, I'll admit it isn't looking good this year but the war is never over. I'm still limping from an ambush three weeks ago. We were just outside Wyoming spraying down nativity scenes with napalm when they hit us. At first it was just some light caroling and we figured we had us some wet nosed UCC'ers on our hands. So we dug in. I took point with Das Kapital, Hoss set up the big rig burner we were using, and Lucky stood by to run us craft beers and angry pamphlets as we needed them.

12/14/2022 6:13:04 PM
Topic: Women Only
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The story of Candice the Ghost goes something like this.

11/18/2022 9:35:55 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
Topic: Quotes
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The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination.

11/10/2022 10:57:25 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
Topic: Quotes
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"Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject to check. But people today use the term `inflation' to refer to the phenomenon that is an inevitable consequence of inflation, that is the tendency of all prices and wage rates to rise. The result of this deplorable confusion is that there is no term left to signify the cause of this rise in prices and wages. There is no longer any word available to signify the phenomenon that has been, up to now, called inflation. . . . As you cannot talk about something that has no name, you cannot fight it. Those who pretend to fight inflation are in fact only fighting what is the inevitable consequence of inflation, rising prices. Their ventures are doomed to failure because they do not attack the root of the evil. They try to keep prices low while firmly committed to a policy of increasing the quantity of money that must necessarily make them soar. As long as this terminological confusion is not entirely wiped out, there cannot be any question of stopping inflation." 

11/9/2022 1:30:36 PM
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I would seriously lose my temper and find a new job!

11/7/2022 11:08:40 AM
Topic: Reference
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As of VSCode 1.69, it has an excellent three-pane merge tool on par with the GitKraken and Beyond Compare merge tools. Here's how to configure Hg to use it (In Linux anyway, for other OS's you will have to keep searching...)

10/26/2022 3:19:02 PM
Topic: Reference
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A little embarrassed that I did not know this, even though I have used PDFs for decades, and have always been frustrated with them because every time you re-open a PDF, you end up right at the first page of the document and have to try and remember where you were the last time. Really a pain when reading a long document or book that will take more than one sitting to get all the way thru.

10/13/2022 9:03:11 PM
Topic: Announcements
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Finally, after way too many years (decades actually!) I finally feel that the game is ready for public usage.

10/3/2022 4:37:37 PM
Topic: Linux
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Running some versions of Gnome have weird issues with when it shows the "standard" three buttons (Minimize/Maximize/Close) at the top of a window. Some have it, some do not.

9/8/2022 12:15:12 PM
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Had some big JSON returned from a Web API project I was developing, Swagger was taking FOREVER (More than 20 minutes!) to display the returned data.