Author Archives: squdgy

Running Scheduled Perl Scripts in Azure Using Strawberry Perl and Quartz.Net

Background (or Why would I even think to do this?): I inherited some useful scripts that were written in perl. When I started working with them, it was far easier to refresh my decade-old knowledge of perl than to rewrite … Continue reading

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Debug an NUnit test in Visual Studio 2010 with nunit-console-86.exe

This is for my own future reference. I had nunit tests that I was able to debug without any problem in Visual Studio 2008, with a dll that was targeting .Net 2, but I needed a feature in .Net 4 … Continue reading

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Screen Scraping NCAA.org Player Statistics

The NCAA collects player statistics from many different sports, but if you want to get that data, it’s not always easy. It’s not like they have an open API. Recently, I wanted to get the season-long statistics for all NCAA … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “High Performance JavaScript” by Nicholas C. Zakas

Review: I finally got a chance to finish reading “High Performance JavaScript”. This has been on my to do list for almost a year. I bought the book after seeing an online video of Nicholas Zakas speaking about JavaScript performance, … Continue reading

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FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship 2011

I’m taking a small break from my technology posts to blog about an event I was privileged (and lucky) to attend in December. It was the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship which took place in Las Vegas. Anyone that knows me … Continue reading

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Installing Moodle on Windows 7 for Development

Download Moodle: http://download.moodle.org/ Download WampServer: http://www.wampserver.com/en/ – 64 bit Install WampServer Change port (I needed to do this, because I was running IIS on 80): Left click on the WampServer icon tray, and go to Apache/httpd.conf. Search/Replace 80 to 90. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” by Eric Bidelman

Review: “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API” is a good read. It’s small, but concise, and the perfect size (for me). The book covers the evolving specification that is the HTML5 FileSystem API. It isn’t implemented in every browser but does … Continue reading

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