Saturday, September 30, 2017

Learning units and measurements through play

I tried an activity game with my 4y old son for measuring objects in his room using blocks to learn relative sizes. However, he soon got bored by it. Noe that he has an interest in animals and he has a small collection of animals gifted by his grandma, we decided to do the measuring up game again.

After watching a couple of videos on youtube to know that this is something zoo keepers and vets do in real life, the engagement and interest spiked.

We borrowed the Stichting tape and kitchen scale, measured up the animals and filled in our little zoo book by noting the measurements against the animal name copied from a textbook.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Network Tips for First home builders

1. Make sure you are using cat6 cables everywhere. Cat5e has a speed of 100 mbps max and cat6 supports upto 1 gbps.

2. Have enough data points throughout the house ... especially where you plan to keep .... modem/router, TV,  Playstation / Xbox,  home surveillance, study desk, landline.

3. Get Internet connected at lockup stage so you have it at handover.

4. Using the Internet,  test all ports at handover. I missed this. I think one of my ports doesn't work.

5. Have a NBN box in the garage with 2 extra power plugs.

6. Have all the data points in the house connected back to the garage/ ur preferred place like a hub.

7. Have two data points at the place where you are planning the router/modem tracing back to the garage or your hub.
This is so that you can switch it around.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Octopus Deploy Tip - Feature Branch Channel

Octopus Deploy Tip - Feature Branch Channel

Create a feature branch channel as the default channel and configure the lifecycle to only deploy to dev. This is to help feature branches from being deployed to production.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

View request headers in IIS

To view request headers of incoming requests from IIS, you can use failed request tracing in IIS to include status code 200. This would log successful requests too and you can view all request headers in the "request details" > "general request headers" section. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Windows 10 anniversary update

Windows 10 anniversary update
wiped out my PC's Hyper-v role
Wiped out Net Nat and other network settings.

Make note of all your settings and roles before you install the update.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Umbraco admin tree not showing up

1) Umbraco admin tree is not showing up and
2) is determined not to be a problem with the trees.config file and
3) Clicking on any of the navigation elements gives you
         Request error: The URL returned a 404 (not found):

Check permissions on the website folder for iis users.
Easy way is to give machinename\users full security access on the folder.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Quick Tip - Enable failed request tracing in IIS for status 200 to log Request Data

Quick Tip - Enable failed request tracing in IIS for status 200 to log Request Data and search for GENERAL_REQUEST_ENTITY in the resulting trace file.


First of all, a warm welcome to my personal page and blog site.

Its been some time since I wanted to make my presence out here on the internet. For some reasons I did not get my head clear on how exactly I should begin this endeavour. Probably, being a web developer myself, I was searching for the best possible place for me to host my site. I guess the story behind it is big enough to come out as a blog post.

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