Stuff that didn't quite make the bit bucket
Spring has sprung, almost
It's that time of year again. Winter has lost its bite and we have to plant out or prune everything that hasn't already been put in the ground or cut back for the new growing season.
This is a bit … more
Using SQL Anywhere (or any ODBC source) with dotnet Core
ODBC is back.
It was gone from dotnetcore because the brief is multi-platform, and ODBC is a Windows thing.
But it seems that now it's also a Unix thing. More than that, apparently it's the … more
Making a trap
Up with plant food and down with fruit flies
If you look at photos in earlier posts, what I thought to be a lime or a lemon has turned out to be a mandarine. It had yellowish-green foliage that wasn't corrected by superphosphate. Next I tried … more
How to prevent Windows 10 driver updates
Start the Group Policy Editor. If you don't know how to do that you probably shouldn't fiddle with it.
Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Update … more
Release early, release often is crazy
Unix is arguably a giant text adventure. The people who rave about it have usually forgotten two things.
Not everyone loves learning arcane stuff about computers.
The people who use the software … more
EF Core scaffolding
There's no EDMX designer support for EF Core. Code first is possible but why would you doodle about like that when the database almost certainly already exists, and even if it doesn't SQL Management … more
What's wrong with Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow isn't a community of developers.
The designers set out to gamify it and they succeeded. It is a long running game, and unsurprisingly it is dominated by experienced players of that … more
MCU continuity glitch
In Thor: The Dark World, we learn that Odin's father Bor led the armies of Asgard to defeat the Frost Giants in Norway because it was his dominion as part of the Nine Realms. Then in Thor: Ragnarok … more
Two years ago my grapefruit tree produced two fruit that looked very appetising but were almost solid rind. Some quality time with Bing revealed two important factoids:
Super thick rind is a … more