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marcosikkens.nl

Living. Dreaming. Coding

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Hi,

I’m a developer, nerd, tech freak and a family man. I also share some of my knowledge through blogs and public speaking. I’ve been writing code for more then 10 year professionally and have a wide range of interests. I also like learning and trying new things. You can find me at LinkedIn and at Twitter

Making string dictionary key case insensitive
A colleague pointed me to a cool way to make dictionary searches case insensitive. So I thought it’d share it with you guys.
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A new homeserver (1)
I use my homeserver for storing my files and running the software for my WiFi access points and some various other stuff. Recently I’ve been on a power usage hunt through my house. Then I found out my server has a power consumption (with various stuff attached) of 66 watt. …
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Check if a tag exists in a Devops pipeline
At work we create our build/release through Azure Pipelines. We also label our sources, this means that after a successful build we create a tag in our git repository. This however fails sometimes, usually due to the fact that the tag already exists. The problem with that is that is …
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Async loading gridview data in WPF with tasks
I wanted to load data on a screen in the background because I was experiencing UI Freezes on screen. After changing the code I found that that drawing to the screen actually takes a long time. So I wanted to update my gridview asynchronously. This seemed simple but quickly became …
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AnhSVN with Visual Studio 2019
Ive been working with a customer who uses SVN as version control. This works fine togeher with the Visual Studio plugin AnkhSVN. The problem is that this is a really old plugin and hasn’t been updated since 2016! This isn’t a big problem because usually it just works and causes …
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Add a link to Azure DevOps in Teamcity changelog
When you’ve used TFS and visual studio you can link to a work item (Bug, Product backlog item etc.) bij using a #<number> in your commit message. After that it will display a link to your commit that you can click on. Which is really cool but we’re using TeamCity …
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