Author: toast

February 5, 2021 /

After getting situated with being able to define a simple message and service with protobuf and gRPC, the next thing I want to tackle is authentication, but not authorization, yet. This is an area where I haven’t really spent a bunch of time. I’ve gotten my head around basic asymmetric…

January 30, 2021 /

We are currently in the process of trying to modernize our system and integrate it with all of our various datasources. Current Technology Currently, our system is based around a heavily customized Microsoft Dynamics CRM (MSCRM) 2015. It’s been migrated from a MSCRM 2013 installation and before that a bespoke…

January 26, 2021 /

Being a software developer can be difficult. Especially when you’re part of a small team writing internal software. You’re also the de facto support for the software you build. So when a user has a problem with the software, you’re often in direct contact with that user. You have to…

September 18, 2020 /

On March 20, 2020 Nintendo released Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch much to the fanfare of my wife. You manage an island, acquire residents, and just generally live a tranquil life. There’s a campsite that random villagers will appear in. However, there is an option to invite…

September 11, 2020 /

Talking with a teacher in a local school district, they were about to start hybrid learning. Previously all students were doing distance learning, but starting in about a week, they will go into class two days a week. Half the students will go in something like Monday and Wednesday and…

September 4, 2020 /

When you are interested in spending as little money as possible getting as many Lego sets as possible, it’s often useful to get updates when things go on sale. Or to be able to snag a set before it becomes retired. So I decided to throw together a small collection…