Turn an Old Phone into a Programmable Keyboard

It seems like everyone has a high-quality, expensive, programmable deck on their desk these days. Elgato’s Stream Deck, with it’s glowing LCD buttons, comes in flavours that cost between £100 and £200 (depending on how many buttons you want). It’s beautiful bit of kit that glows its way into the hearts of tech geeks everywhere.Continue reading “Turn an Old Phone into a Programmable Keyboard”

A Glance at PowerToys and WinGet

PowerToys and WinGet are exciting previews for Windows Users. If you are a civilian, you’ll be getting these in general release soon, but for technical folks might want to try things out early. Or now! PowerToys PowerToys has been in preview for a while. You’ll install it when someone shows off FancyZones, which gives youContinue reading “A Glance at PowerToys and WinGet”

How to Drop a SQL Server Constraint When You Don’t Know its Name

If you are looking after a database that has been haphazardly maintained in the past, you might come across inconsistent naming of things such as constraints. When you come to delete the existing one, it might be tricky if it doesn’t have the same name across environments. That’s when you need to do a lookupContinue reading “How to Drop a SQL Server Constraint When You Don’t Know its Name”

Investigate JavaScript Execution Times Using Edge Dev Tools

This is a quick exploration of how to use Edge Dev Tools to investigate JavaScript execution time issues. We’ll quickly run a performance profile and identify what part of the JavaScript is the “most responsible” for any performance issues. The idea is to show just the quickest way to find the source of an issue,Continue reading “Investigate JavaScript Execution Times Using Edge Dev Tools”