On Seq and the usefulness of Serilog

tl;dr - Seq and Serilog are an amazing combination and worth checking out I've recently been dealing with Seq, a structured logging tool used for .NET Applications, and Serilog, a .NET wrapper for logging events to Seq. Having used…

iisreset

tl;dr - I restart everything I can, all the time, because I don't trust computers, software, hardware, firmware or networking. This is a blog post I've been wanting to write for a long time, probably about a year or…

Debugging and the Modules Window

Its very easy to forget how bloody large Visual Studio can be, whatever the incarnation. Every now and then, you'll stumble across something that just makes you think "damn, thats pretty cool", and wonder why you didn't know…

A New Place To Call Home

Better late than never, right? Its taken a while, but I've finally converted my WordPress to blog to Ghost. Ghost is an open source blogging platform, with a heavy focus on the content being created. Minimalistic (to my eyes, anyway)…

SQL Server Management Objects - An Update

So, after previous post called "Adventures with SQL Server Management Objects", I decided to take a step back and see if I could improve my code. I wasn't happy with the while(true) loop, as if the developer…

A New Style of Blogging

Over the past few years, I've tried a few types of blogging. I've tried the technical type articles, high level musings/rants, and everything in between. But lately, I've been feeling an urge to go back to my roots. So,…

Adventures with SQL Server Management Objects

Recently, I had an issue where I needed to be able to trigger a SQL Server Job from a Console Application. Now initially, I had the knee-jerk reaction of hitting the good ol' ADO.Net SQL Libraries, to invoke my…