Blog Posts

This a list of all my blog posts.

I started this blog for a number of reasons. I wanted a place to remember stuff (code, thoughts, random musings…) but also showcase my mad dev skillz. I wanted somewhere that was me. Facebook is just my friends, its too friendly and social. I use Twitter professionally but its’ format is too short and Yoda (Entelect employees’ blog platform) is too internal. I also wanted to build more of a brand for Me. I wanted to write a mixture of stuff but sometimes I can’t find the right platform or medium.

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All your data are belong to us!

We are currently storing a large number of certificate documents in our SQL server instance, which have accumulated over the years. Our client wanted a bulk download of these certificates, and needed a once off solution. This post details the steps I used to accomplish the export, along with some...

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Elevate ALL THE THINGS!

Many times in the past I have had to use my domain machine on the client’s domain. Usually the client domain credentials can just be cached by Windows when you access a server via remote desktop or use a UNC share path. However sometimes you need to run a local application using the non-local domain credentials. A possbile example would be the client has a proxy that authenticates against the domain, and you need to run your Slack desktop client with authentication for the domain.

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Javascript debugging is a challenge

Knockout.js has an extension point to allow you to Customise the disposal of your bindings. However, when these callbacks are executed they are wrapped in a try…. finally.

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Imagine the scenario: you have just completed entering your information into very long web form, and a notification pops up for something else. As you go to click the notification, some magical combination of your finger presses, mouse movement and silly computer behaviour causes the browser window to close, taking...

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