March 19, 2015

Type argument Microsoft.Runtime.CompilerServices.ConfiguredTaskAwaitable violates the constraint of type parameter TAwaiter

You add a reference to StackExchange.Redis in your .NET 4.0 project and you get the following exception: Method System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncTaskMethodBuilder`1[System.Boolean].AwaitUnsafeOnCompleted: type argument 'Microsoft.Runtime.CompilerServices.ConfiguredTaskAwaitable`1+ConfiguredTaskAwaiter...

March 19, 2015

Reference foo.dll could not be resolved because indirect dependency on System.Runtime 1.5.11.0

After adding a reference (via Nuget or a direct reference) to another library from your .NET 4.0 project you get an exception similar to the following: The primary reference “foo.dll” could not be resolved because it has an indirect dependency on the framework assembly “System.Runtime...

July 23, 2014

Setting Environment Variables on Mac OS X

This is the way I do it and I’m storing the info here because I’ve already looked it up on 3 different occasions. I store them in my bash profile. To edit that file simply use the following in the terminal: subl ~/.bash_profile I use Sublime text editor. You can substitute nano or vm or the...

July 22, 2014

Node to Microsoft SharePoint / Project Online via Edge.js

At LeanKit we’re always creating new integrations with other software and sites. Most of them involve reading from a 3rd party application’s web service API (Microsoft’s TFS via VisualStudio.com, JIRA, GitHub issues and more), performing some type of translation and mapping of the data...

June 04, 2014

Kiatechinfo.com for your Kia maintenance

When you decide that you want to do some work on your beloved Kia yourself but do not own a service manual then head on over to kiatechinfo.com . Simply create an account and look up the procedure for whatever it is you want to do. Amazingly they have an online version of their factory service manuals...

May 13, 2014

Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp error

Problem: You try to npm install a node package on Windows and get an error similar to: Python version 3.x.x is not supported by node-gyp Issue: You have Python 3.x installed and node-gyp needs version 2.7. You may already have 2.7 installed but your PATH var for python is pointing to the new one. Fix...

May 13, 2014

Default value must be string or number error when running npm adduser

Problem: You try to run npm adduser command and get an error message that starts with something like “Default value must be string or number”. Cause: It is attempting to access your default email address which you do not have set. Fix: npm config set email youremail@yourdomain.com and then...

April 25, 2014

I can hit RabbitMQ fine from local but when I try from remote it does not work

I’ve run into this now a couple of times. The cause may be from the (sometimes) default binding to 127.0.0.1 in the rabbitmq-env.conf file. Update the file, changing the value of NODE_IP_ADDRESS to 0.0.0.0 which will bind it to all IP addresses on the machine. Or you can bind it to just a specific one...

July 17, 2013

Where is Dan?

I spread this news on Twitter and Facebook months ago but thought it was about time to do the same thing here. Wednesday, May 1st was my last day as an employee of Telligent . I worked for Telligent for over six years and I loved every minute of it. I worked with some very bright (most of them much smarter...

July 17, 2013

Outsourcing your Blog engine’s functionality

[NOTE: I wrote this blog post over 2 years ago and recently found it in my Windows Live Writer drafts. I must have saved it to come back later and do some editing but forgot about it. It seems to be fairly up to date so I’m hitting the Publish button. Sorry it is 2 years late ] I’ve been...

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