Just a quick post folks to warn you about a scam currently doing the rounds on Twitter.
A user by the name of “Diane Shannon” will attempt to contact you via twitter direct messages (There are likely to be other names too, and this one will most likely stop getting used once this blog gets out).
It’s obvious that the user name is auto generated using some kind of algorithm as we have a prefix, then what looks like a random 4 digit number in my case “@Dianesh69035381”
The hook line is basically that you’ve won 600k USD in the Twitter sweepstakes, and her job is to help you claim your prize.
Rather than words, I’ll just paste in my brief conversation with her below:
Stay safe on social media folks, don’t let the “Diane Shannons” of the world scam you in any way.
It appears that she didn’t like my post 🙂
and I’m not allowed to talk to her anymore, oh well…. 🙂
In a previous blog post I documented how I built a “Build Server” to deploy .NET 4.6+ apps on windows 2012 server.
While this worked, and was a reasonably good way to do it, It wasn’t without it’s problems. During it’s use for example I frequently had timing problems, where just one little change to some JS code would cause NPM to overrun a time out by half a second, or where an SSH connection timed out just slightly before the build server completed it’s login, and on top of all that, it regularly used to take about 15 minutes to build and deploy the project it was being used for. Continue reading “Build Automation for Dotnet Core Apps”
Just a quick post to tell you all, I got interviewed by “The Cynical Developer” podcast, and it’s now live and online for you to listen too.
You can hear me talk about HTML5 and Flexbox at:
The Cynical Developer Episode 28
Given that I’ve not written anything original for over a year and a half (More on that in another post) and given I had an hour to spare, I thought I’d quickly go over what I’ve been up to this weekend (Feb 2nd 2017).
As part of a new project I’m involved in, I needed to create a new CI/Build server, and since I’ve had a Dell C6100 sat in the server rack not been used to it’s full potential, I decided now was a good time to put it into use.
Continue reading “Creating a .NET 4.6.2 Build server on Server 2012”
Can you believe it’s 3 years since I wrote my first eBook for the Syncfusion Succinctly series, back in January 2013 Syncfusion released “GIS Succinctly”, I never really though it would go much further than that because I really didn’t believe I had that much to offer as a technical writer.
Continue reading “Syncfusion E-Book Number 7”