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RavenDB: CryptographicException & FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format

If you get an error similar to the below and are using encrypted databases, make sure that you’re running the RavenDB process as the same user you were when the databases were created/encrypted. The encryption keys are stored in per-user … Continue reading

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Pukka tea tasting notes

I bought a Pukka teas taster pack a few weeks ago, and kept notes so I could remember which ones I wanted to buy more of. These are my personal tastes and opinions, your results may differ! star anise & cinnamon – … Continue reading

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PSake: “Exception: Unknown .NET Framework version, 4.6.1 specified in 4.6.1.”

If you get this error, you may have run another PSake script with a different framework version in the same PowerShell session. Open a new PowerShell window and try again.

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Rewriting git history – removing a directory

git filter-branch –force –index-filter ‘git rm –cached -r –ignore-unmatch directoryToRemove’ –prune-empty — –all git push origin master –force

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Running IISRESET from Visual Studio

If you want a quick way of running IISRESET from within Visual Studio: Tools > External Tools… Add a new menu item to run C:\Windows\System32\iisreset.exe (note the checkboxes at the bottom)… You then get a new menu item… And the … Continue reading

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UAC, Windows 10 and Visual Studio

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8 fix.reg: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] “C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\\Common7\\IDE\\devenv.exe”=”~ RUNASADMIN”

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Progressive .NET Tutorials 2015

Microservices in .NET IDL – interface definition language – swagger? Components – don’t know what’s remote SOA – make it being remote explicit Microservices – bounded contexts, eventual consistency Hard to let go of understanding everything QA – just test … Continue reading

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How do you type a backslash “\” into the Dell DRAC viewer?

If you have a UK keyboard and try typing backslash into the Dell iDRACView application you might see # appear instead. After a lot of experimentation and frustration, the only way I could find of doing this was to check Keyboard … Continue reading

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Internet of Things and Data Hackathon – 11th June 2015

I don’t have time to write a proper blog post, but here are some of the links I found useful today: Event hashtag: #hackitmsft https://dev.windows.com/en-us/iot IOT: Download the hands on lab: Developing for Internet of Things Data: Download the hands on … Continue reading

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Most Good Ideas Actually Deliver Zero or Negative Value

“the chances are that about 2/3 of the work we are doing is of either zero or negative value to our customers – and certainly of negative value to our organization” From Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at … Continue reading

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