Comments using GitHub

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When I moved my blog to GitHub, way back in 2016, I also moved the commenting system to Disqus. At the time, it seemed like the best option for me. As of earlier today however, I have dropped support for Disqus in favor of using GitHub issues as the... Read more

On being an MVP

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I was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP about 10 years ago, in January 2008 but was nominated in April 2007. That first nomination was a complete surprise to me. Although I’d heard of the program and had listened to and spoken with other Microsoft MVPs at the time, I... Read more

Migrate VS Online to GitHub

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If you have a TFS-based code repo, especially one hosted on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), you might want to migrate your repos to GitHub. Unfortunatley, there isn’t a direct way to migrate the code and all of your check in history, but there is a way as long as... Read more

Microsoft and Github

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Yesterday, both Microsoft and GitHub had a significant announcement. Sometime later this year, Microsoft will be acquiring GitHub! It’s incredible that in the ten years since GitHub started it has become one of the most dominant players in cloud-based online source control and that Microsoft is now the... Read more

Adding reading time to blog posts

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One of the nicer usability features many content-heavy sites have started implementing is showing the estimated reading time for an article (or blog post) and it was something that I wanted to add to my own blog. The issue for me is that I host my blog using GitHub Pages... Read more