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The Open Door Policy Is Not Enough

I remember hearing the term open door policy when I joined my first company after university. It was touted as a morale-booster because we are free to bring up any concerns we have with our managers, or even managers higher up the food chain. I remember being impressed by the concept when it was explained…

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The Chess Master and The Gardener

I love listening to podcasts to entertain my commute. I’ll at least learn something if I’m going to be stuck in traffic 200 hours a year. One of my subscriptions is the Tony Robbins Podcast, featuring the motivational guru interviewing a myriad of successful individuals. A recent episode that really resonated with me is a…

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The Little Things Matter

I had a day off today after a stressful month. So I decided to treat myself to a massage to work out those tense shoulders I’ve been carrying around. But I saw something before the massage even started that reaffirmed my belief that the little things matter more than we appreciate.

Humidity Monitor – Winter of Xamarin 2017

I’m delighted to announce that I won Microsoft’s Winter of Xamarin competition this year with my Humidity Monitor App. Here’s my submission video: The sanitised source code (with the keys and connection strings removed) is on my GitHub repo. Here’s a rough guide on how you can replicate the project and some ideas to extend…

Taking Shortcuts Make Us Look Stupid

I came across this error message when I was setting up a new Visual Studio Team Services build and found it quite funny. A valid ASP .Net Core project does not need a web.config file when it’s not hosted in IIS, and it definitely doesn’t need a wwwroot folder if it’s an API that does…