Nuts 4 .NET

Random crap from a .NET / C# / MVC enthusiast

Controlling unsupported devices via XBox One

The XBox One has a very useful feature that will turn on all your devices when it's starting up. Unfortunately, Microsoft has been SLOOOOOW on adding new devices. Imagine my surprise when I tried configuring my Pyle projector, and none of the remote codes worked. Well, here's a nerdy way to get around it! [More]

Running DNX/Kestrel via a Launch Daemon on OSX

While .NET Core is meant to help .NET developers implement cross-platform solutions, there's not a whole lot of documentation about how to get your ASP.NET Core websites up and running as a daemon service. This article hopes to change that. [More]

NCrontab Advanced

The goal of the project is to support the original features of NCrontab, as well as the additional features from the cron wiki page, and various cron formats. [More]

TFS Chat Extensions - Version 1.1.3

So, it's been over a year since I've done anything with the TFS Chat Extensions...mainly because we no longer use it at work When I logged into my Google Developer Dashboard, I noticed how many people use the plugin (over 300 installs), so I figured it was time to add some requested features, and fix some glaring issues. [More]

Freshening up the site

I was getting tired of the old theme I had installed, and went back to the stock BlogEngine theme. Made the site a lot cleaner! Also, I cleaned up the descriptions of the posts a bit so it's easier to navigate the home page. Maybe now that the site doesn't look like crap, I'll write more posts! ;-) [More]

Automated download and installation of Visual Studio Extensions via Powershell

While working on building a Packer/Vagrant Dev VM template, I needed the ability to download and install VSIX packages from the Visual Studio Gallery. I wanted something that would always download the latest version and install it automatically. After looking at some undocumented API's and having no success, I decided to go with web page scraping. [More]

Loading additional ISO's within Packer.io

So, while building some dev VM's, I needed to be able to install Visual Studio into some Vagrant base images using Packer. No one had a method to dynamically add an ISO during the provisioning process, so I thought, why not add another virtual DVD drive during the VM creation process? [More]