New Website
It’s been almost 4 years since I last posted to a blog. I’ve been learning quite a bit over the past couple of years, so I thought I might give it another shot. Some of the things that I’d like to write about: Go (golang) Docker Kubernetes Dotnet Core IdentityServer OAuth and OpenID Connect Also, I’m ditching Wordpress in favor of a static site generator. Specifically, I’m using Hugo.
hacking, misctech, webstuff
I’ve been thinking for a while about moving my simple web site and blog to a different platform. I’m currently paying to host everything on a traditional hosting service. Ten years ago, this was really the only option if you wanted buy a domain and put a web site out there (there was also self hosting with dynamic DNS, but I was never brave enough to open up my home network).
Using cookies with HttpClient
This simple code snippet shows how to store and use cookies from a web request using the .Net HttpClient. For example, if an API or site sends a token or authentication cookie, you may need to store it and send it on all subsequent requests to show that you are authenticated. This would be for a session-based service. The key is to create a single CookieContainer instance and a single HttpClientHandler instance to hold it.
Trying out Windows Live Writer
hacking, website
Scott Hanselman has been trumpeting Windows Live Writer for some time now. I’ve been hesitant to try it out because I’m a control freak and I was convinced that Live Writer wouldn’t do things correctly. Well, he blogged about it again today so I’m giving it a try (with this post). It was the comments on his post that swayed me. Live Writer has improved quite a bit since last time I tried it.
cat, personal
We are getting a cat today! Sly and Cordy have been gone for 2-3 years now, and we’ve been talking about getting more cats for a while. Brenda found a good one at the Troutdale humane society yesterday. She’s 6 months old and had just arrived at the shelter. Lots of photos coming soon… [Edit] Her name is Olivia.
New Deck
house, personal
Our new deck is complete and it’s much nicer than the old one. The flooring is composite material from TimberTech and the railing is aluminum. We plan to stain the wood skirting to better match the deck and house color, but we’ll have to wait until it stops raining. As a bonus, we have a decent sized storage area underneath part of the deck.

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