Latest project - Gym Workout Tracker Enables the user to create multiple workout plans, using an easy to follow step by step process and then use those plans to track workouts. The app gives users notifications on when to workout and insights into how he/she is performing and progressing. A user account is required which can be set up within the app and the user can also choose to backup their data to the Gym Workout Tracker servers in the cloud.

Gym Workout Tracker Blog posts

Umbraco Get Current Member or Member By ID

It seems like most pages when you Google for getting the current member or a member by id in Umbraco seem to be from back in 2010 or 2012, well things have changed since the businesslogic days and we're now in the world of Umbraco Services, how do we use them? Solved! - read more.

20 Jul 2018 - 1 Comments

How does DNS work? For dummies!

I get a lot of people asking how DNS works, my response is always that your computer asks a server what IP address a domain points to and then goes and makes it's request to that address. But how does DNS really work and why does it work the way it does? That question is a little more involved but i've tried to answer in the simplest way possible without dumbing it down too much. - read more.

11 Jul 2018

Displaying text on a 16x2 LCD screen with a Raspberry Pi

It's taken a while, but I've finally put a little 16x2 LCD screen on my biped robot to display messages such as warnings, system temperature and error logs. It uses Pi4J and And before you say... Yes, I'm still working on it years later. - read more.

5 Jun 2018

Restrict Umbraco Back Office by IP

In this blog post, I'll describe how to protect the back office/backend of the Umbraco CMS interface by restricting it to a set of specified IP addresses. - read more.

22 May 2018

Moving SQL Server System Tables

Moving SQL Server System Tables sounds like it's going to be a complicated and fairly long-winded task, but with a few SQL queries, you're good to go. - read more.

22 Feb 2018

Using SQL DataTables to speed up database performance

If like me, you've found yourself with a project that requires operations on hundreds of records simultaneously from a web project, you might have found yourself running a SQL insert/update/delete command for every one, but with the use of a C# DataTable, you'll be able to perform an action on all items with one command. - read more.

27 Feb 2018

Solved: You need to use a Theme.AppCompat theme (or descendant) with this activity

One of those types of annoying errors that'll have you do a lot of work for something that's actually a 2 second job and no real effort. - read more.

20 Dec 2017

My experience at Umbraco UK Festival 2017

This year I spent two days in London for the 2017 Umbraco UK Festival, and although I didn't attend the hackathon (more on that later), I had some pretty unique experiences I thought I'd share. - read more.

8 Nov 2017 - 3 Comments

Simple fix for 'Cannot bind source type Umbraco.Web.Models.RenderModel to model type xx'

When calling @Html.Partial("MyPartialName", myModel), you might sometimes run into 'Cannot bind source type Umbraco.Web.Models.RenderModel to model type xx', it turns out that the solution to this issue might be a little simpler than you first thought. - read more.

7 Nov 2017 - 1 Comments

Whats the difference between .Url property and Umbraco.Url(1234)

There are some subtle differences that mean a very large speed difference in how your Umbraco application performs. - read more.

1 Sep 2016