Rob Janssen

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Introducing Visual Studio Live Share

We are excited to announce that we’re working on “Visual Studio Live Share”, which enables developers using Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio Code to collaborate in real-time! Learn more about Live Share and the upcoming limited private preview here.

Bypassing Browser Security Warnings with Pseudo Password Fields

It seems that there is no limit to human ingenuity when it comes to working around limitations within one's environment. For example, imagine you genuinely wanted to run a device requiring mains power in the centre of your inflatable pool - you're flat out of luck, right? Wrong!

Niel de la Rouviere on Twitter

Woah. Who knew? The emoji is a ligature. So you can do this in your Chrome console. #mindblown

The Configuration Complexity Clock

When I was a young coder, just starting out in the big scary world of enterprise software, an older, far more experienced chap gave me a stern warning about hard coding values in my software.

The Absurdly Underestimated Dangers of CSV Injection

I’ve been doing the local usergroup circuit with this lately and have been asked to write it up. In some ways this is old news, but in other ways…well, I think few realize how absolutely devastating and omnipresent this vulnerability can be.

Floating point numbers made simple

Based on a great post by Fabien Sanglard, over at, I figured I should add some more information about floating point numbers. The information is universally applicable to any programming language and comes in handy in many weird cases.

SimpleCV - Computer Vision using Python

Katherine ScottThis talk is a brief summary of Computer Vision tutorial we proposed for PyCon. In this talk we will discuss what computer vision is, why it's useful, what tools exist in the Python ecosystem, and how to apply it to your project. T

A Digital Media Primer for Geeks

This first video from Xiph.Org presents the technical foundations of modern digital media via a half-hour firehose of information. One community member called it "a Uni lecture I never got but really wanted."

Digital Show & Tell

Continuing the "firehose" tradition of maximum information density, Xiph.Org's second video on digital media explores multiple facets of digital audio signals and how they really behave in the real world.

Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era

In the beginning, things were simple: you had two strings (a username and a password) and if someone knew both of them, they could log in. Easy. We're talking back in the 60's here so a fair bit has happened since then.

This Read-It-Later-list is just that, bookmarks of stuff I intend to read or have read. I do not necessarily agree with opinions or statements in the bookmarked articles.

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