A Twitter Scam

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.

Shawty


Small Update

It appears that she didn’t like my post 🙂

and I’m not allowed to talk to her anymore, oh well…. 🙂

 

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Build Automation for Dotnet Core Apps

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”

Creating a .NET 4.6.2 Build server on Server 2012

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.
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LIDNUG & Stephanie Locke Thur 10th March

OH yea, Lidnug has a new free online webinar coming up… will you be there?

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I would like to let you all know that we have an up-coming event on LIDNUG Thur 10th March with Stephanie Locke titled…

Implementing Analytics in your Applications

This is a free event held on-line through Live Meeting available to anyone who wishes to attend.

You can register for the event via Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lidnug-steph-locke-implementing-analytics-in-your-applications-tickets-21681931240

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And now; a few words about Steph…

Steph Locke wants to live in a world where everyone she encounters enjoys their jobs and is awesome. Since she’s gifted with the inability to be daunted by a task, she’s using her unbounded perkiness to bring awesomeness to the people. Steph is a fiend for learning, an MVP and a highly popular presence at many community events in the UK; and that’s before we even start talking about the events Steph organises herself.

Steph can be found on twitter : @SteffLocke
and you can find her blog here : 

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Syncfusion E-Book Number 7

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.
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Lidnug & Scott Guthrie – 4th August 2015

The GU is coming back to LIDNUG!!!

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It is with great pleasure that I add this to my blog.

On the 4th of August, Scott Guthrie (Microsoft Corporate VP) himself will be kindly holding is 18th live Q&A session with Lidnug. This is a free event hosted online via Live Meeting and all are welcome to come along.

The time of this event is Tuesday, August 4th 2015, from 10:00AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)

You can register your interest on Eventbrite here…

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Do note you can add this even to your calendar via Eventbrite and please double check time conversions to your local time when doing so.

Once the event is close to starting, the links required to join the session will be posted/sent out. Also; we strongly advise that if you’re going to do this session, to use a windows machine and install the Windows LM Client.

Look forward to see you there and if you have any…

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