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Changing Identity Table ID Types in ASP.NET

| Tags: dotnet

I recently started a new personal project using MudBlazor in .NET 8. When setting up Identity I wanted it to match what I’m used to working with at work, which means making two changes:

2023 in Review

| Tags: just for fun

2023 was a year of ups and downs for me, just like it was for everyone else. Let’s take a look back as well as a look forward at 2024.

Experiment: Switching to iPhone

| Tags: tools

I’ve been an Android user since I got my first smartphone in 2011 or so, a Samsung Galaxy S II. Since then I’ve owned a series of different Androids, mostly Samsung, but with a Motorola in there around 2016. I’ve never owned an iPhone (except for a brief period of time before my Motorola when I dunked my Samsung in the river and had to use my high school band director’s iPhone 4 for a month or two) but I’ve used them quite a lot. My first touch screen device was an iPod Touch, so I was familiar with the old iOS interface.

Podcast Stats

| Tags: projects dotnet

A little while back, I saw this tweet from @hugo_le_moine_, detailing how he is using the backup feature from his podcast app to display listening data on a Streamlit site. Since he happens to use Podcast Addict, which is the same app that I’ve been using since 2019, I thought it would be fun to try building something similar in the stack(s) that I’m most familiar with. At the time, I had no idea what I was really getting myself into.

Ripping Family DVDs

| Tags: tools

I’ve been working on a fun little project lately. A few years ago, my mom had all of our old family tapes converted to DVDs, which have since sat in the basement at their house gathering dust. I decided a few months back that I should probably digitize them somehow. This is my current process.