23. October 2017

Custom error catching on ASP.NET Core 2.0 MVC

So I was recently working on an ASP.NET Core 2.0 MVC application and had the need to send errors that are unhandled elsewhere out to an external service (Sentry in this case). While that doesn’t seem too difficult on the surface I had to find a way to get the configuration data needed in order to send said data to the external service. Since ASP.NET Core uses dependency injection to handle config data and there is very little to no documentation yet on any of this, it turned out to be harder than I expected.


08. August 2017

Nginx Subdomains or Subdirectories?

After some introspection I realized that I was spending way too much of my time fighting with my various apps to get them to work under subdirectories. After switching to subdomains, I can say that it is much less stress and complication and only wish I had done it sooner.


01. April 2017

Rediculous Azure Worker Role Issues

I’ve been working with Azure Worker Roles pretty heavily at work recently. I have the feeling that Worker Roles are not quite first class citizens in Azure-town. One of the issues that I had that took way longer than I care to admit to resolve is using .NET Standard or .NET Core compatible libraries in the Worker Role project.


09. February 2017

Am I a Data Hoarder?

Having recently discovered r/DataHoarder I have the data hoarding bug. I have grown increasingly uneasy with the degree to which I rely on the internet for my life. I have also personally experienced a frequently accessed site of mine disappearing from the internet. After some introspection I have come to the conclusion that for some sites that I deem very valuable to me, I would like to keep my own copy of said site. Since I am building the infrastructure to do this I mind as well hoard some other stuff as well that may not be immediately useful to me.