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Outlook 2016 for Mac spellcheck default language

The spellcheck in Outlook 2016 for Mac was driving me nuts for some time now. Most e-mails I write are in Dutch and the spellcheck defaults to English (UK). My daughter concluded “a lot of squiggly red lines” on my … Continue reading

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Flow parasites on ifttt

My blog posts are automatically published to yammer. When yammer was independent this worked like a charm. Then Microsoft bought yammer and the ifttt channel stopped working. With the Office365 channel and the e-mail to yammer it worked again. Only for … Continue reading

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Renew certificate 2017 edition

Today I used my trusty post Resolve certificate error for Synology Diskstation part 3 of 4 again to renew my certificate. The site startssl.com is still alive, is still free and still works. They even send me a reminder 2 weeks … Continue reading

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Continuous deployment step by step

This is not a how-to blog post guiding you to DEVOPS heaven. I write down the steps we are taking to get continuous deployment in place for our project. Every time we take another step I’ll update this post. First of … Continue reading

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Code standards review with RegEx

On our project we use Macroview to visualise and edit data. The script that drives the proces is subject to our definition of done code standards. A review of the script is a time consuming activity that is leading to … Continue reading

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Make sprints available in visualstudio.com

We use visualstudio.com for our (after work) projects. Last night I noticed an old sprint was displayed as the current sprint on the Backlogs view. The list did not show any future sprints, but we had created them … Turns out you have to … Continue reading

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Start-SqlJobAndWait

We have some SqlJobs that we run in our regression tests. To automate this we need something that can start the job and wait for it to finish. Based on this post we know we need to poll the sysjobhistory … Continue reading

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