My Reading List

This is a list of all the blogs I check on a daily basis. I use Feedly for this (although I'm not the biggest fan): Design Best Web Gallery Cool Infographics UX Magazine whatanicepost [Owltastic](http://owltastic.com/feed/" htmlUrl="http://owltastic.com) [Sarah Parmenter](http://feeds.feedburner.…

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I've Forgotten how to Read (kind of)

Ok, this may be a little over the top. I've not actually forgotten otherwise I wouldn't be able to write this post now. However a couple of months ago I realised that no written word could hold my attention for more than a few minutes. It used to be that…

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Moving to Ghost from Jekyll

I really like Jekyll. Its a nice simple blog engine, but it does have some drawbacks. Because it's a static blog generator you have to compile it on your local machine before uploading it. There is no backend tool so it can sometimes be a pain to sort things like…

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Chocolatey: The schema version is incompatible

I love Chocolatey. It's a machine package manager for windows and I use it to install all my applications now. However, every once in a while I come across this error. There may be a better way to fix it, but this works for me. Sometimes when I try to…

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This Code is Bad and you should feel Bad

Want to mark some code as bad in your code base? Somebody written some poor code and you want to point it out? Need to mark some code to be reviewed? Well this is the attribute for you! [AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple = true, Inherited = true)] public class ಠ_ಠAttribute…

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12 Achievements to Unlock

At the pub the other day I was speaking to my friend Macs Dickinson and he was explaining that he gave himself 30 targets for the year. It got me thinking, maybe I should do the same. I thought 30 may be too many for me so I've gone with…

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Dark Matter Developer != Bad Developers

About a year ago Scott Hanselman wrote about dark matter developers. I'd be surprised if you hadn't heard of the term already. The problem is, in the last couple of weeks I've seen people using it as a derogatory term, which it's not. They were calling them bad, which they…

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Step away from the Keyboard

Recently I'm becoming obsessed. I'm spending my days sat in front of the computer either coding or scouring the web for new information on how to code better. I need to stop this. It's not healthy. As an example of a day for me. Get up, read about the latest…

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Nancy gets Route Constraints

A couple of people have been after this for a while so I thought I would implement it. This update will give Nancy the ability to have routes that are only called if the parameter of the route fits certain criteria. The format for the constraints has been copied from…

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Why Developers should go to Conferences

Conferences. Chances are you've not been to one. Chances are you want to but just have not had the opportunity. They are often expensive affairs and its hard to justify the cost and time you will need off to your boss. The thing is though, they are really important. Outside…

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