UPDATE: there might be an easier way now. App Service Managed Certificates now supports apex domains. I’ll give it a try and report back.Read More
Most Bot skills strive for a more natural language feel to arguments passed them. For example, to remember something with Abbot you can use
@abbot rem haacked's blog is https://haacked.com. And then later recall it with
@abbot rem haacked's blog. Or just
@abbot rem haacked because Abbot uses fuzzy matching.
Collaborative work is difficult enough when located together in an office. It can present new challenges when working remotely. When I worked at GitHub, one powerful tool we used that left a lasting impact on me was ChatOps. In fact, GitHub may have created the concept. If not, they were certainly one of the first.Read More
It is notoriously difficult to make decisions in a distributed asynchronous manner. It’s hard enough for me to make decisions by myself. Now introduce more people and timezones and you have yourself a hot mess. People tend to meet an online proposal with the silence of indifference. Or the silence that’s a result of the bystander effect as everyone waits for someone else to chime in.Read More
When I deploy software, I’m lazy. Very lazy. This is why I lean heavily on Continous Deployment (CD) to automatically test and deploy software when it’s merged into my
main branch. I don’t have time to deploy code by hand. So gauche!
I enjoy writing silly chat bots. To indulge my silliness, I’ve been exploring the Microsoft Bot Framework. Overall, it’s a pretty good framework, but I’ve had some weird bugs here and there. It’s unclear to me if they’re my fault or not. So to dig into them, I cloned the microsoft/botbuilder-dotnet to my machine and ran all the unit tests. It’s what I do.Read More
With all this recent emphasis on remote work, you can be forgiven if you think proponents (like myself) are a bit Pollyannaish about the benefits of remote work. Even so, you have to admit that preventing the collapse of civilization from a pandemic is a strong benefit to add to the list. Whodathunkit? Given that many are now required to work from home, it makes sense to try our best to make it work. This is the motivation behind my series of posts about remote work.Read More
Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon just told its Seattle area employees to work from home for the next three weeks to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Lucky for them, I’m working on a series of post that will help.Read More
Working from home is a hot topic right now. If you’re a manager letting your people work from home, you may have concerns. How do you ensure that people are working? How do you create a good remote work environment? Are your people really not wearing pants?Read More
A few days ago, my daughter was in a real funk. It breaks my heart to see her struggle. Fortunately, I knew exactly what to do, “build a mobile app!”Read More
Quick! How many ways are there with .NET Core to encode parts of a URL? Here’s a list I came up with.Read More