And with that a chance for me to get back out on my bike again!
Before I do though, safety first. My bikes been sat in the garage all winter, so it needs it’s yearly check up. So many people don’t realise that this is just as important as regular maintenance on a motorbike or a car, I really don’t fancy riding down the road only for my handlebars to fall off or something crazy like that.
To that note there is ONLY ONE PERSON for the job when it comes to checking that my chosen 2 wheel mode of transport is in tip top condition.
Now I know, many of my followers are not UK based, but like me, Jonathan is a small business owner. He works very hard as do all of us, to make a better life for himself, his family and his clients.
Many things in this world are not just about self preservation, but also those behind the scenes that never get the credit they deserve. Myself for example, where I live is a very small town, it’s simply not economical for me to have a car, especially with the way gas prices are at the moment, I can get around and look after my clients, because Jonathan is behind the scenes making sure that I stay on the road.
All too often we look at the world, and we remember the big giant corporate names, the multi million $$$ businesses that push every imaginable product in everyone’s faces all the time, and while the products they sell may be great, it’s these giants that drown out the little guy.
The UK is a nation of chancers and entrepreneur’s, every town in every corner of this land has them, we all sit there quietly working away, keeping things ticking over. Whether it’s me keeping another business’s web property running, or Jonathan making sure that I can get to my clients server when I need to, we are always there, always present.
Next time your looking for something in the area you live in, stop for a minute, take a deep breath and have a look around your local area instead, find a hard working tradesman who does what they do and takes pride in their work.
Jonathan has pulled my ass out the fire on more than one occasion, he loves his job, he loves bikes, he treats every one he works on as if it was his own, if your ever in my neck of the woods, and your hoping to do some cycling, he’s conveniently located a mere stones throw from the UK famous “Coast to Coast” cycling route, but enough of me singing his praises, why not go listen to the man himself tell you his story in his latest blog post at:
If your in the North East UK, then bring your bike along to see him, you’ll be glad you did.
What can I say, we all know it’s true, if it was easy then there would be a lot more devs doing things correctly and a lot less data breeches these days.
Sometimes though, it seems like our development platform providers makes things far more difficult than they need to be, case fact was my experience recently with dotnet core and a blazor server side application…
In this world of EFCore and migrations support that we have now, it’s hard to remember that at one time the primary means of performing SQL server database builds and changes was to use an “SQL Server” project type in visual studio.
In fact many newer devs who are only used to dotnet core might never have even seen the project type that I’m on about
There’s a reason many of the members of my family call me a “Mad Professor”, ever since I was little I’ve had a habit of doing extreme experiments with electronics, and trying to use things in a way they where never really intended to be used.
On top of that, many folks that know me and/or follow my socials, know me better for my software exploits mostly using Microsoft’s .NET framework.
Just before Christmas, one of our regular contributors to Lidnug posed the question on how to use the ILogger interface in dotnet core 3+ without injecting logger instances into classes used within a dotnet core application.