Nuget - Incrementing Version Before Building

When you are building nuget packages that are not directly using the AssemblyInfo.cs for the version number, you need to make sure to increment the nuget version number before building the package. Inevitable though you will forget to increment the version number and have to build the package a 2nd time. Wouldn’t it be great if you could automatically increment the version number before calling nuget pack. Well I have written a powershell script to do just this. Below are the details out the script.

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Purchasing Business Cards

If you are planning on going to any professional networking events, user groups, or speaking at events, you should have business cards with you. Many times people think, I only need to have business cards if I am looking for a job. This is far from the truth. You should have business cards so that you can connect with the people that you have met. People tend to meet lots of people at events and without a business card, it is difficult for people to remember who you are. It is also a good way for people to be able to follow up with you.

You may be tempted to make your own business cards and print them off on your home printer but please don’t. At first this sounds like a great idea but almost never works out right. If you don’t get the right card stock they will feel cheap. If you don’t get them exactly aligned when printing, they will look unprofessional. When cutting the cards then need to be straight clean cuts which is not easy to do.

Instead you need to purchase professionally printed cards. You might be thinking, having to purchase business cards is going to be expensive but this is no longer the case. You can easily get 100 business cards and a holder for under $30.

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Automatically Add JS/CSS Files to Your Ionic Projects

As you work on an Ionic based project or for that matter any web projects that have javascript or css file, you will at some point forget to add your new javascript or css file to the page and wonder why the page is broken. This is really annoying when it happens as many times you spend quite a bit of time troubleshooting before you realize that you just forgot to add the script or css tag. You can fix this problem using gulp and the gulp inject module to automatically add the script and css tags onto the page.

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Jekyll Part 08: Using a Custom Domain

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to setup a custom domain for your blog.

Overview

Part of having a blog is making it your own and giving it personality. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a custom domain name that fits the blog. So far we have been using http://[username].github.io to get to your blog, but now we will go through the process of setting up a custom domain name like http://digitaldrummerj.me. At first it might seem like this is going to be complicated but it is actually very easy to set this up.

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Jekyll Part 07: Adding a custom Google search

Welcome to part 7 of the series on Blogging on Github. In this lesson, we are going to add the ability to search your blog using google.

Overview

As your blog grows, you want to make it easy for your readers to find the content that they need on your blog. Out of the box, Jekyll does not have any type of search engine built-in. Thankfully, with Google you can easily tell Google to index your blog and then add a search box on the blog.

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