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Working Dotnet 2.0 with Ubuntu 16.04

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One of the bugs I ran into on my journey was not using the published version of my aspnet application but moving from 1.x to 2.0 of dotnet. I was already setup to use https but I don't think my nginx configs were the issue but instead the app not building a published build of the app. just use the publish command and everything worked as planned.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/publishing/linuxproduction?tabs=aspnetcore2x
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/tools/dotnet-new?tabs=netcore2x


Conclusion
I'm very happy with my solution, I haven't found a lot of issue except the some of the issue that were related to version differences with 1.x/2.0. I believe I've found a way to simplify the tutorial provided in the Microsoft by using docker. Running docker no whatever port you need and then from there write the configs to nginx.

Updating to ParticleSystems In Unity3D

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This article loosely based on a service I want created and hopefully will soon be published. I just thought it would be beneficial for some to know. Since I like to keep on top of things this is one of the many issue I run into when adapting other people's code. This is a huge jump from 2016 to the 2017 version of unity3d.

Notes
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131565/building_an_advanced_particle_.php


Using the correct enable property
https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/ParticleSystem.EmissionModule-enabled.html


Max and Min Particles
Seems to be gone
http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/1136597/changing-particle-emission-rate-via-c-script.html

I believe the fields move to MinMaxCurve
http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/1395242/particlesystem-does-not-contain-a-definition-for-m.html
https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/ParticleSystem.MinMaxCurve.html


ParticleSystem.startLife
Instead of this field on the particle system it is on the main module, so use someth…

Research on Certbot for IIS

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If you don't know the days of paying for security is over! Certbot solves the age old program for being SSL compatible for all your sites. Since I've move out of the cloud, things haven't gotten easier but for securing my websites its a snap so I couldn't recommend certbot enough. However for my personal work with employers IIS is a must and that's where things get tricky.  Since I don't have the time I wanted to bring anyone wondering about this topic up to speed. Here's the forms and ticket issues related that I'm aware of, and hopefully get finish.




- https://github.com/certbot/certbot/issues/1794
- https://github.com/ebekker/ACMESharp
- https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/running-certbot-on-windows-phase-1/28348/16

Theory & Practice of Data Cleaning

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This is a topic that I found very interesting, however I find the industry's best practices to counterintuitive and in opposition of this very idea. In the near future I am making plans to attend multiple online classes pertaining in or around the subject, however I believe very little of it will be put into use professionally. Instead this is more for my own systems and business model. Since I'm limited by my hardware and the services I've created. Data backups need to be precise without question.


    An Example of this very issue, on a project sometime ago I built an application where the clients could upload image to update their profile. Simple enough however the system had no way of knowing if it was the same image or did any kind of file system clean up for images unattached to the profile. This part was left up to another developer, and wasn't a concern for the developer in regards to the sever's hard-drive space. The previous images in the system were u…

Mongodb Cheatsheet

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This cheat sheet is based on the latest version of mongodb, which initial had setup and didn't encounter any problems. However that all changed when I was working remote and forgot I disabled the port no my network, rather than with the server. So I went pointing around where I didn't need to and ended up messing things up. The Best tutorial out there is of course on digital ocean for my setup on ubuntu 16.04, this articles isn't so much about getting setup. I just wanted to include it because I found myself looking back at it to see if I missed a step.

Bugs/Problems
Now comes all the messed up things I found and had to deal with.
firewall - Port seems to be open, but connection refusedtry using 0.0.0.0 in the bin_ip for the /etc/mongo.conftry sudo ufw disable and check to see if it works without the firewall (probably still wont but worth a shot), then just sudo ufw enable. Make sure port 27017 is open.Then check this linux - Connection refused to MongoDB errno 111
If you …

Removing the Cloud

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Can't remember if I've talked about with this before in my blog, it's been a while. Mainly because I've been working towards this idea. Rather than building a social network I've instead moved on to doing the whole cloud myself. Removing Google, Amazon, and Microsoft from my life, I would encourage others but that's wishful thinking. Instead I'm just doing my own thing. Got myself a server and moved all my applications out of the cloud. Of course some of the stuff I use are hard to move like this blog but for everything else I'm completely independent.



   For a lot of people this might seem a strange time to do this, with cloud computing becoming cheaper and easier. I see the writing on the wall. Obvious reason, my competitive business model, with the big three companies. Its becoming more important for me to move out of the cloud. So even if I wasn't already worried or paranoid as some might call it about my code. I'm already competing at some…

Accessibility Designing

One of the standards that I'm adapting on my own with real interest is handling accessibility for all my major applications. I like to think of printing last as a concern. I think the best practice that I've come up with helping me get in the habit is during the initial color design. Since I may or may not be slight color blind and hear way to often my colors are too light or don't match. I think matching part just comes from the fact I don't understand fashion. Which is why I was the same outfit, you can't mess up with khakis. In other words getting the habit is much the same with my applications with a little variety here and there. I'm not going for anything bold just modern, so here are the tools I use.

Tools
Contrast Ratio: Easily calculate color contrast ratios. Passing WCAG was never this easy!Accessibility Developer Tools - Chrome Web Storejust a bit of caution don't solely depend on this, just like the mobile view in chrome