Jason N. Gaylord
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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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TechBash 2021 Call for Speakers Now Open!

The TechBash 2021 Call for Speakers (CFP) is now open. Talk submissions can be submitted for standard sessions or full-day workshops through June 4th, 2021.

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Power Automate Error "The response is not in a JSON format" with Slack Connector

I have a Power Automate flow (old Microsoft Flow) that uses the Slack connector to take the contents of an email that meets certain criteria and post the contents to a Slack channel. It was working most of the time. However, on occasion, some runs would fail.

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Tip: How to set the default connected database and color in SSMS

This is one of those tips that many developers forget about. If you use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you can set the default database that is selected on login. You can also set the color of the tabs in SSMS for that connection. Any changes you make will be saved for future connections to the server. To do this, choose the Options >> button on the login screen:

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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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