Life

Achievements in 2017

Impostor syndrome can really damage your morale and make you feel worthless. As part of my exploration in dealing with it, I've found that listing my achievements helps, so that's what this post is: a list of my 2017 achievements.

By GaProgMan, ago
Life

52 Posts in 52 Weeks

One year ago, I set myself the goal of writing 52 blog posts in 52 weeks. "That's not that hard," you might think. Well, why not click through and see whether I made it?

By GaProgMan, ago
Software

A Small Victory For My Readers

About 4 years ago, Google started a crusade to get all websites to use HTTPS. That means that the connection to a site that you view is secure and encrypted. They’ve even gone so far as to start penalising websites that don’t use HTTPS. Which falls in line with their Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
.NET Core

.NET in new places

Over a year ago I wrote about how I was building an application with Mono, Xamarin and GTK# on MacOS (even though it wasn’t called that then). Well, since then the Microsoft .NET team had announced that they were open sourcing the .NET runtime and were re-building it for non-Microsoft Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Code Examples

XML, SMS, CLI, PDQ

Background My mobile phone has SMS messages that go as far back as my first smart phone (around 2009). Each time that I upgraded, I found ways to transport them to my new phone. Why? Well, why not? It’s always good to look back through my old messages and reminisce Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
How To's

Mono, Xamarin and Gtk#

Over the past few weeks I’ve been playing with cross platform development tools. With Microsoft’s announcement of the Visual Studio Code preview [LINK], the latest version of Mono (version 4.0, built against the C# 6.0 spec) [LINK] and Microsoft open sourcing their entire Core CLR for .NET [LINK], now is Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago
Code Examples

Run Away – The Game

I’ve been working on a Javascript game for a while and thought I’d show a (very early) screen shot and discuss it a little. What does it look like? Run Away is still in early graphical development (because I suck a designing assets), so I’ve made use of some freely available Read more…

By GaProgMan, ago