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13 March 2019
How To: Configure Ubiquiti Unifi Wireless Authentication With Windows NPS And RADIUS
I've seen quite a few people asking for a basic overview on how to configure Windows NPS (Network Policy Server, Microsoft's implementation of the RADIUS authentication protocol) to work with UBNT equipment. This guide focuses on Unifi, but should be easily translatable to Edge/etc. if you know... Read More...
29 December 2018
Default Interface Methods in C#: What Are Traits, and Why Are They Needed?
Curious to see what my fellow .Net developers/architects think of this new language feature that's been bandied about since at least early 2017, though it's now potentially slated to be included in C# 8.0. I have to admit, at first I didn't "get it" but I've been doing some... Read More...
29 December 2018
Dashlane Password Manager: The One Password Manager to Rule Them All
Over the years I've tried quite a few password manager/autofill utilities, and none of them have quite offered the full integration experience I've needed, at least nothing above and beyond what browsers and operating systems have built into them...I've always ended up uninstalling them and... Read More...
12 December 2018
The Web Is The New Desktop: Microsoft Announces Chromium To Power Edge
I remember a heated debate I had with a colleague years ago about how web browsers are platforms (he was arguing they weren't...the irony is that he was a designer, but that's neither here nor there), and if the past few years have been any indication, this is most decidedly the case now more... Read More...
27 March 2018
Career Advancement: The Highly Sought After Solutions Architect Role
Recently I attained the title of Solutions Architect in my career, which is exactly what I wanted to be when I embarked on this career path 16 years ago. Even though I’ve basically been doing the role of a Solutions Architect for a few years now, obtaining the official title and the official responsibilities... Read More...
27 August 2017
JK [DOT] COM Version 4.0 Launched: Rebranding and Refocusing
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you JK [DOT] COM v4.0 Things have been quiet around here. A little too quiet. Unfortunately, I feel that blogging has become a little passé and it’s something I keep meaning to stay above water on, but every time I promise to do more blogging, I set myself... Read More...
01 March 2013
The Most Common Question I Answer on a Regular Basis: "How Do I Learn How to Write Code?"
This is one of the most pervasive questions asked in my industry from folks who are not professional software developers, but perhaps have an interest in pursuing it as a hobby, or as a career: "So, how do I learn how to write code?" I'll start with my own experience as to how I got into... Read More...
28 January 2013
Why Are Modern Browsers Such Memory Hogs? A Short Primer on Processes, DLL's, and Threads
I normally don't like to participate in the so called "browser wars" and that is not the intention of this post. But, I feel that the title poses a legitimate question: What is going on with modern browsers sucking down memory like tequila shots these days? As a web developer, I have a... Read More...
23 January 2013
On Microsoft and Backwards Compatibility: Windows 8 (and How to Make it More Usable)
Note; If you don't feel like reading this entire post, at least read this: Start8 from Stardock Corp (30 day free trial, 5 bucks after that, and well worth it IMO): Get your start button back, disable hotspots, and boot directly to the desktop with that utility. Otherwise, read on. This post is not... Read More...
16 September 2012
Visual Studio 2012/TFS 2012: A Breath of Fresh Air
Visual Studio 2012 hasn’t been released to the general public yet, but a friend of mine was nice enough to lend me his MSDN copy of both VS and Team Foundation Server (I run Sharepoint 2010 on my intranet, which is a requirement for TFS…the integration is incredible). While you’re at it, do yourself... Read More...
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