Chef-Client Error: Can’t Modify Frozen string

We found a new error yesterday when we tried to run a cookbook on a new node via Chef Server.  Recipe: chef-client::task * chef_client_scheduled_task[Chef Client] action add[2017-07-17T09:01:09-05:00] INFO: Processing chef_client_scheduled_task[Chef Client] action add (chef-client::task line 21) ================================================================================ Error executing action `add` on resource ‘chef_client_scheduled_task[Chef Client]’ ================================================================================ RuntimeError ———— can’t modify frozen String Cookbook Trace: ————— […]

Zeros in Google Analytics Site Speed Metrics

We have been focusing a lot on performance recently and trying to find a common metric that we can use across applications to measure our website performance.  We have had Google Analytics setup on the sites for a while and use it from time to time.  In this case, we started diving deeper in the […]

Prep Code to Migrate from TFVC to Github

My development group has traditionally used TFS version control (TFVC) for our source control management.  It hasn’t always been a great experience (especially when we had long lived branches outside of the MAIN branch) but we have been using it successfully for 6+ years. I recently needed to move a couple of solutions from TFVC […]

2017 Microsoft MVP Award!

On July 1st, I was honored to receive my first Microsoft MVP award in the category of Visual Studio and Development Technology.  The majority of my community work is in the form of blog posts, BHM.NET Meetup event/group organization and other public speaking.  I’ve always enjoyed participating in the .NET community but I stepped it […]

Selenium AND .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 – it works!

The .NET team released Preview 2 of .NET Core 2.0 as well as a newer build of Visual Studio Preview 15.3 (Preview 3) yesterday: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2017/06/28/announcing-net-core-2-0-preview-2/ Here are the downloads for .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2: https://github.com/dotnet/core/blob/master/release-notes/download-archives/2.0.0-preview2-download.md One of the big changes for .NET Core 2.0 is the addition of more than 20,000 new APIs to […]

ASP.NET Run-time compilation Error

We started seeing the following new error yesterday from an ASP.NET 4.5 site hosted in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2: Application information:      Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/3/ROOT/V_1.0.00-1-131431442115804150     Trust level: Full      Application Virtual Path: /V_1.0.00      Application Path: D:\Programs\acme\SERVICES\doc.svc.acme.com\V_1.0.00\     Machine name: Server10P   Process information:      Process ID: 3508      Process name: w3wp.exe      […]