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...

Deploying Azure Worker Role via Team City

Setting up Team City for deployment of an Azure Website was sort of complicated but, overall, not too bad. The built in build steps all worked together pretty nicely and I didn’t have to provide any external scripts or utilities...

MSSQL Copy a Database From One Server to Another

This post contains the body of a stack overflow answer just so I can be sure to not lose track of it. I occasionally need to create a copy of a production database and then restore that database on my...

SystemJS and Internet Explorer

I remain a non-fan of microsoft’s browsers but, fortunately, thanks to polyfills you can get almost anything to work in them. Today, I was really struggling with getting my angular app, which uses JSPM and SystemJS, to initialize properly within...