Work Notes

This section of the site is for quick notes, usually to quickly capture the details of something I have found useful at work.

The original motivation was to experiment with what the Government Digital Service call Make things Open: it makes things better.

The main benefit to me of splitting this from the main blog area is that it helps kill writer’s block :-)

AutoFac and factory interfaces

It’s different from Windsor – just working out exactly how

WorkNotes 2016-02-11 15:24:52

Getting back on the blog wagon

WorkNotes 2016-02-02 09:27:22

Now playing with Federated Wiki here

A weirdness with xunit

Today was rebuilding a solution that had been updated to xunit2, and kept getting random test failures, usually with some kind of conflict with Rhino Mocks. The fix seemed to be to turn off the parallel testing. A little googling turned up this which suggests Rhino Mocks does indeed have a problem in a multi-threaded test environment

Finding out about Content Security Policy

Had some issues when adding custom fonts to IdentityServer – which is when I found in the docs that by default it implements Content Security Policy Also found some issues with trying to override the builtin Bootstrap with the CDN version… Found this useful reference on CSP and This resource looks useful too – CSP Playground

CRM plugin hard won learnings

If you need to use ILMerge, you must use an unencrypted strong name key for your assembly If you change the strong name key for your assembly, CRM thinks it’s a whole new assembly, so it might pay to create new ones explicitly If you are now including the generated CRM early-bound classes through ILMerge instead of as a source include, remember to add [assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client.ProxyTypesAssemblyAttribute()] to all deployed assemblies

Whole new month!

Looking at identity


Contract review and markup with potential new supplier word, sharepoint still good tools for that sort of thing! setting up some sample products in Aha! so far really liking the structure and the UI of the product

Today seems to be about knowledge management

Talking PKM with my CEO… Talking to a colleague about their experience with Curatr Signing up to PKM in 40 days

Trying out Fargo

Fargo is an outliner in the cloud Uses Dropbox for data persistence You can publish a document as a web site via I’m using FeedPress to insert the RSS feed of the published site as custom post types in my WordPress site Have set up through workflow that publishes on my site TODO investigate Fargo Publisher – does this potentially let me run the toolchain independently of the (generously, free) service at Small Picture?