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A Proud Day to be a Dad

Thirteen years ago, I wrote about an amazing day that I had as a new father (A Great Day to be a Dad).  Today, I had another one of those days.  I don’t often share personal stuff via my blog, but this one is one to remember.  My son, Carson, picked up guitar this summer. … Read more

Using PowerShell With Certificates

This post will demonstrate using PowerShell cmdlets to create, read, and delete certificates.  Spoiler alert: it’s dead simple. Background I was working through the example Authenticating to Azure AD in daemon apps with certificates and I saw this: makecert -r -pe -n “CN=TodoListDaemonWithCert” -ss My -len 2048 TodoListDaemonWithCert.cer -sv TodoListDaemonPrivateKey.pvk Easy to read, right?  I… Read more

Blynclight for Developers–Daddy is Working Light

This post will show you how to code a custom Visual Studio VSIX add-in that will control a USB light, turning the light the color of your choice when Visual Studio is in the foreground or actively debugging.  The code is available for download at https://github.com/kaevans/BlyncLightAddin.  Background A few years ago, Andrew Connell and Scott… Read more