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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

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

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

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 - 1 Comments

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

Custom section tree nodes and routes - Umbraco

It seems many people find it difficult to understand how custom Umbraco section tree structures work and how to set custom routes to specify a different html file for different nodes, this post aims to clarify and answer any questions you might have. - read more.

30 Jul 2017 - 1 Comments

Xamarin Forms app not updating after deploy

Xamarin Forms has an intermittent bug where an app will build and successfully deploy, but when checking the app of the device/emulator, the app hasn't updated at all and remains running an old version of the app. The solution to this lies within the bin folder of your project. - read more.

25 Jul 2017 - 1 Comments

Xamarin Forms multiple instances of same app open

Fixing an issue where multiple instances of a Xamarin Forms app can launch, sometimes on top of each other. The issue is usually caused when the application is already running and the app gets launched again from the home screen rather than the recent applications menu. - read more.

22 Jul 2017 - 5 Comments
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