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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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Skype for business mac preview

We’ve been using Lync for some time on Windows and Mac. Microsoft has moved on with Skype for business on the Windows platform. Now a preview for the Mac is available and I decided to sign up for the preview … Continue reading

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Spark as alternative to Cloudmagic

Cloudmagic used to be my email client on iOS. But with the introduction of Newton it became a paid service. Since there are free alternatives I decided to switch. My new favourite is Spark. What I want My list of … Continue reading

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