Personal Profile Sites

Recently, I’ve been looking in to ‘personal profile sites’ and what they can potentially do for someones internet reputation.

Cohoda LTD are currently running an experiment for a long-term client, Andy Britnell.

Between us, we’ve thrown together andy-britnell.com to see what positive effect on his personal profile we can build from a single, one page site.

If this experiment is successful, I’ll look at doing more personal profile sites – including one for myself.

I see them as extensions of linked in profiles – where by anyone can see the information, without having to be a LinkedIn member.

Andy Britnell - Personal profile site

VS Code “deletes 3 months” of guys work

Recently, someone with the GitHub username eliecerthoms reported an incredibly unfortunate issue with VS Code.
It actually stems from his complete misunderstanding of git.

A classic case of RTFM

color-themes.com according to it’s description, offers “Color themes for IntelliJ IDEA, Webstorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, PhpStorm and AppCode”

However, it turns out that these themes also work with Rider.

After downloading it (it’s a .jar file) go to File > Import Settings

Choose the downloaded .jar file, and it will import the colour theme.
Once Rider restarts, the theme will be available, and your editor will have switched to that theme

Important:

Unlike Visual Studio, there’s actually two places the colours are configured.
One, is Appearance > Theme:

This governs how the application looks (not how your fonts look)
Light, or Dark (Darcula)

To change the font colours / style, you’ll need to go to Editor > Colors & Fonts > Font
You can then select the Scheme

Notice ‘Solarized Dark’ is now in that list

My preference, however, is the Visual Studio Dark theme (coming from a Windows VS background!)

An Introduction to the LEDS Stack

While developing an Azure Function application, using this tutorial, I encountered a problem.

Ultimately, using func new generated my function (the run.csx file) which looked like this:

Side note: the mySbMsg is important – it’s defined in the function.json bindings, and must match.
function.json

However, there was a problem.
When sending messages to my topic, they weren’t being picked up by my function.

I was using some very simplistic code to send messages to my topic:

The messages were definitely being delievered to the topic – I could see that in the Azure portal.

However, the function wasn’t picking them up.

The issue was around the string mySbMsg parameter.
The scaffolding assumed that it would be a string – but it is in fact, a byte[] (due to me serializing the JSON)

Changing this parameter to be a byte[] – and my messages are now received by my locally running function.

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