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WSL setup, tips and tricks

WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux allows you to run a fully functional Linux environment, inside your Windows 10 system, without having to set up a virtual machine. It’s a lot more lightweight too, and it integrates nicely with the Windows OS, so it’s a great way to explore Linux, or use the two systems […]

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use a single mouse and keyboard to control all your computers

Working from home created a unique set of problems. For example, sharing your mouse and keyboard between your private laptop and your work laptop. Having two keyboards and mice around isn’t an option. It would clutter the desk massively, and I hate clutter.I don’t like messing with cables either, so my setup is wireless. But […]

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help defeat internet censorship with the Snowflake browser plugin

In some countries, you aren’t allowed to surf freely on the internet. Sites are censored, your traffic is monitored, your privacy and freedom are limited.Tools like the Tor browser help to bypass these internet blockades, but they rely on Tor-proxies. Running a Tor proxy takes some dedication and a certain technical background, but with the […]

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test Autofac registrations in a .NET unit test

Since .NET 4.x isn’t quite dead yet, here’s a tip from the glory days of ASP.NET unit testing with NUnit (or whatever you like).What if you are working on this project with lots of IOC Autofac registration modules? When you refactor code, and add some new dependencies to a class, it’s easy to sometimes forget […]

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using dependabot without uploading code to GitHub

GitHub has a cool feature called Dependabot. It automatically checks any repositories for potential security problems with the dependencies it’s using. For .NET projects, that means it will check if you have any NuGet project references that should be updated, because of security issues.This is all great and awesome, but what if you have this […]