Succeeding At Every Job Interview

The HR boss of google, Laszlo Bock, is spruiking his new “Work Rules!” book. As part of the promotion campaign he has written a very popular linkedin post explaining “How to win every interview with these 6 steps”. Now apart from the obvious clickbaity title, which I’m prepared to give... [Read More]

An Asp.net Bug From 1973

Today, I was coding an ASP.NET 4.5 REST api using WebApi 2, and was caught out by a problem caused by a technical decision made forty two years ago. I think I need to repeat that again. FORTY TWO years ago. (Yes, it’s spelt f-o-r-t-y, not f-o-u-r-t-y, thanks anonymous pedantic... [Read More]

Generating Barcodes With Zen Barcode Generator

Someone asked me on Sunday if it would be possible to generate a PDF that had a barcode in it. I haven’t generated a “normal” boring 2D barcode before, so I thought I’d give it a crack. I find a library named Barcode Rendering Framework, downloaded it, looked for the... [Read More]

Moving From Classic Asp To Mvc5

So the past few weeks I’ve been re-writing my website. Previously it was written in Classic ASP (yes, you read that right) and it was running off a Microsoft Access database. Yes, you read that right too. The code has served me well since I launched in 2006, and can... [Read More]

Shoot Em Ups Album

Remember those cool games in the 80’s where you shot everything in sight? Those were the best games. The music was sometimes pretty cool too - and made even better when bought into the present with some MASSIVE GUITARS.This collection features Doom 2, Commander Keen 4, R-Type, Ghouls and Ghosts,... [Read More]

Modernising Church Worship Music Vs Keeping It Traditional

Mark Peterson recently wrote an article titled Contemporary v Traditional: 8 reasons it’s hard to choose. I’d like to comment on this issue as it is one that is very close to my heart!To be upfront - I play guitar. Not wimpy acoustic guitar, but screaming 80’s metal guitar. I... [Read More]

Friendly Urls In Classic Asp

Classic ASP, is there anything it can’t do?Well, if you’re looking at doing nice and friendly URLs, like the one for this post:http://www.metaltheater.com/post/Friendly-URLs-in-classic-ASP Yes, you can do it in ASP!Your first step is to open up IIS, click on your home directory and then go to properties. Then go to... [Read More]

I Did A Great Prank Yesterday.

A collegue at work has started a war.It started when he changed my name in my outlook address book to be spelt wrong. This really annoyed me, so I repeated the favour on his machine, except I put in an extra name into his address book (his middle name which... [Read More]

New Mp3.com.au Website

Check it out! Band new DB, brand new C#.net code, new design, new player, new functionality!Breaking News - this website is still brand new and the DNS entries still need to propagate. If you see the old white website, it’ll still the old one :) www.MP3.com.au, Voice of apollo’s pageWhat... [Read More]

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