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Using code first entity frameworks in .NET – my cheat sheet

If you are a .NET developers, chances are you will need a database at some point. In the olden days there was ADO.NET – but that was not fun because you had to be tightly-coupled with the database, and you

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Entity Framework, General, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Locking down Windows 10 (a little bit), in 5 easy steps

If you are using Windows 10, there are many, many privacy things to worry about – in terms of how much of your data and metadata that Microsoft and its’ advertising partners vacuum of your computer. However beyond that, there

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

The technical details for online anonymity (megapost)

I recently wrote about the concepts behind how one might attempt to become anonymous on the Internet. As I’ve been filling in the gaps and learning about this stuff, I regularly imagine how stressful this must be for people where

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized

Anonymous Internet Access and DNS Leaks

In present day, the ability to use the Internet “anonymously” is within reach of most people. It doesn’t so much cost money, but you do need to educate yourself on the tools and techniques. I recently learned some new techniques

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized

Running your own email server (2015 megapost edition)

Of all of the professional development things I’ve done in the last few years, this has been the most time-consuming, and educational, and tedious, and frustrating… and tedious.. So, in this post I’ll cover all the things I’ve learned –

Posted in Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Raspberry Pi, Security, Uncategorized

Encryption with Linux

Since I’ve been spending more time with Linux, and even covered whether you might want to switch to it in a post, I thought I’d write down some of the basics about encryption with Linux. My thought was to cover

Posted in Best-practices, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized
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