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What I Learned: HTTP GET Requests in Blazor with a .NET Web API & MediatR Gotcha

The side project idea that has gained the most traction with me is the league management web application. I've spent the better part of weekend and then Monday & Wednesday getting the Blazor web app communicating with the Web API I'm also building for it.

Lunchtime Exercise

One of the things I enjoy about working from home, is the ability to exercise a bit over lunch. On nicer days, I'll take a walk or go for a run.

What I Learned: React Strict Mode

This past week I started a new React project at work and was dealing with a weird issue with one of my components. It turns out the issue was caused by Strict Mode on React.

Finishing a Game and then Sadness...

Ever finish a video game and be sad that it's over? Ever finish a video game and be sad there's no more story?

Mozilla Needs to Focus on Firefox

Mozilla just recently announced more layoffs. They're apparently scaling back on mozilla.social, its VPN and other services to focus on bringing trustworthy AI into Firefox. I really wish I knew what Mozilla was thinking.

I Love Seeing More Personal Sites

There’s been one good thing that’s come out of the whole X/Twitter debacle. Personal sites and blogs have seen a renaissance and are coming a bit more to the forefront. I love seeing it.

Starting with Test-Driven Development

I’ve been reading Pragmatic Test-Driven Development in C# and .NET by Adam Tibi and I think it’s tilted me towards giving it a serious college try.

What I Learned: HTML Dialog

I know I’m a little late to the game, but I recently learned how to use the new HTML <dialog> element.

Scheduling My Hobbies

I’ve set some goals for myself this year and I decided I’m going to try something new in hopes that it helps me achieve them. It’s going to sound silly, but hey, let’s try it.

What I Learned: LINQ Deferred Query Execution

I’ve been reading Parallel Programming and Concurrency with C# 10 and .NET 6 by Alvin Ashcraft. So far I’ve been learning a lot about how .NET handles threads, parallel programming and concurrency as the title would indicate. But in the meantime, I’ve learned something about LINQ that I probably should’ve realized or learned earlier.
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