Ealing Half Marathon

After the Wargrave 10K at the beginning of summer, my running season just ended with the Ealing Half Marathon. My target was to break 1hr28min, perhaps even sneak a high 1hr26. Given a PB of 1:28:57, this ...

Leaving Google...Sort Of

Some time ago, I decided I wanted to wean myself off Google. I just felt Google's getting more and more 'creepy', and as a big RSS user, killing Reader pushed me to actually doing something ...

Visual Studio Keys Things To Remember

I sometimes have a memory like a sieve: here's my list of useful shortcut keys I use in Visual Studio which I often have to Google: * Open a class or file: Ctrl-, * With the cursor on a variable/method ...

SmallRss in depth, part 4

This is probably going to be the last in this short series focusing on the client-side. I do plan on one or two parts on the server side though, so not quite the end just yet. The last piece that hangs ...

myOpenID woes

I really like the idea of OpenID, both from a developers point of view (I don't want to manage someone's credentials, I'll happily outsource that) and from an end-user point of view (don't ...

SmallRss in depth, part 3

Continuing the series looking at SmallRss, I delve into the grid. There are so many grid options out there; I picked jqGrid. My main requirement for a grid is very basic, it's just for showing the ...

Wargrave 10K

Following on from a good run at the Watford 10K, last Sunday was the Wargrave 10K. I really liked this one; it was very well organised and marshalled, a really nice course which was mildly undulating but ...

SmallRss in depth, part 2

See part 1 for the intro. This time, I'll take a look at how the left-hand tree is put together. I need a pretty simple set of functionality: one level of parent/child which can be expanded and collapsed. ...

SmallRss in depth, part 1

This is the first part of a, probably, short series running through the main parts of SmallRss. I'll start on the client; for one reason I found that the most interesting. I plan to cover the main ...

PB season

After working my way back from injury at the turn of the year, I'm now running well again and have just hit a couple of new PBs! First off, super happy to break through the 19 minute barrier at St ...

SmallRss

It's taken longer than hoped, but it's finally up on GitHub: a self-hostable online RSS reader in C# - SmallRss. Although it is still very much early days, as I have a number of bugs and missing ...

Jantastic!

Since the Watford Half Marathon, I've been slowly building back up from the injury I picked up in January and now starting to feel stronger and stronger again, which is great. One thing I've enjoyed ...

Frameworks, frameworks everywhere

Since the news hit, I've been trying out a few Google Reader alternatives such as NewsBlur and Feedly but they don't really work for me. I think I'd now prefer to "own" this myself. ...

Bye Google Reader

So Google is killing off Reader. How annoying. I started off with RSS using a locally installed application which worked well until we enter into the multi-device world - work, home, phone, and more. ...

My RavenDB sample

As mentioned in my last RavenDB post, I planned to put together a simple RavenDB sample project and put it up on GitHub. I've finally got around to doing it, and it's now up on my GitHub page. ...