Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Initial Impression

I have working with a not so great Galaxy S5 for the past couple years and this past week my job upgraded me to a Galaxy S7 Active. I actually envisioned never getting another Samsung phone again after my S5...

Google Calendar Recurring Events on the Middle and Last Day of Every Month

I love my job and the company I work for but I do have one nagging problem there - a lack of direct deposit. Instead, we get a paper check at 3pm on the 15th and last day of each...

Unlocking Your Blackbox Secrets with TeamCity on Windows

If you haven’t already you’re going to end up needing to read my post on using Blackbox with MinGW. The steps in there cover all the stuff you’ll have to install on your TeamCity server for this to work. Beyond...

Storing Secrets in Git With Blackbox and Git Bash (MinGW)

A project I’ve been working on has slowly been accumulating a variety of files that contain secrets. These secrets are mostly API keys that I can’t check in to git but which every developer on the team needs and which...

Autofac, Quartz.Net, and Azure Worker Roles

A couple caveats before I go into all of this: I’m using Visual Studio 2012 I barely know what I’m doing with Autofac I barely know what I’m doing with Quartz I barely know what I’m doing with Azure Worker...