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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Microsoft Ignite Schedule Builder Now Available

Microsoft has announced that the full session and speaker lineup is live for their 2nd virtual Microsoft Ignite conference. Hear from Satya Nadella, Alex Kipman, Mitra Azizirad, Scott Guthrie, Erin Chapple, Scott Hanselman and so many more. Personalize your schedule today by visiting myignite.microsoft.com/home. Not registered yet? You can register at register.ignite.microsoft.com.

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Add a Pipeline Expression Value to an Azure DevOps Variable

Last week I talked about updating a website to .NET 5. In that same application, I had a need to use a value generated at build time in the release so that my appsettings.json file would be updated appropriately. An example of why you may need this is to set the last modified meta tag based on the build:

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UPDATE: Comcast Xfinity Data Cap Enforcement

Last month, I blogged about Comcast imposing fees if you use more than the 1.2TB data threshold within a given month.

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Old ASP.NET Core Projects and IHttpContextAccessor

Last week, I was updating an application from .NET Core 1.1.2 to .NET 5. One of the errors I noticed when building the application was: InvalidOperationException: Unable to resolve service for type 'Microsoft.AspNetCore.Http.IHttpContextAccessor'.

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Pre-Order Amazon Day 1 Edition Concepts

Amazon just released three new concept products to market if they reach their pre-order goals by March 19, 2021 at 8:59am PT. There are three products that are in concept right now.

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TechBash 2021 Update

Even before we had to cancel TechBash 2020, the TechBash Foundation advisor team has been working towards TechBash 2021. We’re very concerned of the well being of our attendees, speakers, and everyone involved in TechBash but also very hopeful and optimistic that we can have a safe and fun event this October. Last week we posted an update on techbash.com:

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Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Review

I’m starting to slowly replace my outlets and switches in my house from the classic beige, almond, ivory, off-white, or whatever color they call this:

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Quality Assurance Test Engineer Opening

I’m hiring a Quality Assurance Test Engineer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. I’m looking for a QA Test Engineer who can demonstrate sound experience with Selenium and SpecFlow. Ideally this individual will also be familiar with writing Gherkin tests. Many of our back office applications have either a Microsoft SQL server or Cosmos DB data store and either an ASP.NET MVC or Angular front end. As we continue to revamp our applications, we’re automating more and more tests as we move to continuous integration and deployment.

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Meater Smart Meat Thermometer Review

I’m sure like most families, everyone in my family likes their steaks done to a different temperature ranging from medium rare to shoe leather. We’ve used a variety of meat thermometers in the past including both wired and wireless models. A few years ago, when I started to really get into smoking meats, I started running into an issue with batteries dying in the probes or inaccuracies due to the moisture and smoke inside of the smoker. Back in December, I purchased the Meater Block, which includes 4 probes and an OLED display to allow some control without the app.

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Comcast Xfinity Data Cap Enforcement

Since last year, I’ve been using Comcast Xfinity as my Internet provider. I have no plans on changing from Xfinity as I have very limited options including:

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