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NSwag build error – Project file does not exist / Unable to retrieve project metadata

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While working on a project that used NSwag, when the solution was built, Visual Studio (and dotnet build from the command line) reported the following error: View the code on Gist. Pretty frustrating, as it wasn’t clear what the error meant. This project used NSwag.MSBuild to generate the client on build. As per their documentation, we had an after build target: View the code on Gist. The problem...

GSuite Legacy Free Edition no longer supports email to Groups from outside domain

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One of my clients is still using the legacy free version of GSuite legacy free edition Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free edition of G Suite—also known as the legacy free edition—that had a reduced set of business features. As of December 6, 2012, Google stopped offering the free edition to new customers. I followed the steps in the Google FAQ to configure a group...

Tide Bank Doesn’t Send Funds From Your Account

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Until recently, Cohoda LTD held a Tide Banking account. Tide is a ‘challenger’ bank, attempting to disrupt the business banking market. There’s a major problem with this bank, however. They don’t transfer funds from your Tide account, they use a holding / intermediary account. Without telling you. We uncovered this problem when we transferred a sizeable sum from Tide, to a Virgin Money bank...

Opening first few lines of a huge file with VS Code

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I’m currently doing some work looking at the GeoNames dataset. allCountries.txt is around 1.5gb, which is pretty large, and certainly too large to open up in vscode for a quick look. However, I found I could use head command, which reads the first n lines of a file, and pipe the output to code - (which is the command for opening vs code and reading the output from another program) For...

Medium Wont Add Canonical Links Despite Broken Import Tool

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Medium has to be one of the most disjointed platforms I’ve ever used. Their import tool recently stopped working, inexplicably, simply throwing this error, with no further explanation: Without the import tool, it’s impossible to set a canonical link back to the original source of the content (which should definitely be your own blog) – risking duplicate content SEO penalties...