April 11, 2020

Understanding Flutter: deep links on the web

Lately I’ve been working on a little side project with a friend of mine and I’m the coder, so I get to pick the tech I want for the implementation....

August 4, 2019

Fun with Curl and Dart

If you’re a Dart programmer, the curl command doesn’t really help you. Oh, it can tease you with of its wonderful functionality, but you still have...

December 29, 2017

#Returning to D&D

30 years ago, I paused a 5-year love of D&D to attend college. About six months ago, I picked it up again with my adult sons...

November 12, 2017

WebAssembly explodes client-side programming

Back in the olden days, you could use whatever programming language you wanted to write your client-side code: ASM, C, C++, BASIC, Java, C#, etc....

November 11, 2017

Building a modern, mobile-first app

A while ago, I started building a brand new client app. I wanted to use all of the modern techniques to make it a great app and to make sure it had...

November 21, 2016 fun

Viking Me

Today, I was asked about the story behind my viking avatar: The avatar is years and years old. Peter Stern, a graphic designer friend of mine, put...

November 5, 2016

Backgammon and Using Your Own Products

Have you ever used a product of any kind — an app, a device, a plunger — and thought to yourself “Do these people even use their own product?” As a...

August 7, 2016

#Google Cloud Storage Hierarchy in .

NET Google’s Cloud Storage Browser perpetrates a fiction of files and folders that doesn’t exist. The Google...

July 29, 2016

young-dev-q-n-a

#Breaking Into the Industry I got an email the other day from an old friend that said he’d met a young developer named Ben and that he was impressed...

July 2, 2016

Access Google Cloud Source Repositories from Visual Studio

Cloud Source Repositories (CSR) provides support for multiple Git repositories for each project. To log into your CSR repos from within Visual...

May 6, 2016 fun

Solitaire Redux

I’ve done a bunch of stuff related to Solitaire on my blog for some reason. I guess I’m a fan, although mostly these days I focusing my listening in...

September 13, 2015 colophon

Moved to Blot

You’re reading this on the 5th version of my blog. The first was a set of static text files I managed in FrontPage. The editing was nice (once it...

September 12, 2015 spout

Choose HTML for UI Development

On Sept. 10, 2015, Winston Kodogo writes: Hey Chris, if you’re feeling happy enough to blog, how about a post giving us your current thoughts on UI...

September 5, 2015 colophon

Blog Past and Future

This blog started as a single static page in 1995 as a set of links to provide to my students while I was teaching at DevelopMentor. I would like to...

January 4, 2015 .net spout

Handling Orientation Changes in Xamarin.Forms Apps

By default, Xamarin.Forms handles orientation changes for you automatically, e.g. Xamarin.Forms handles orientation changes automatically In this...


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