Building a Magic Mirror

Windows 10 IoT Core, UWP, C#, Raspberry Pi 3

David Pine

6 minute read

Inspiration I am certainly not the first one to create a magic mirror, and I will not be the last either. I was inspired by those who are true Innovators…some might say, “I’m standing on the shoulders of giants”. They would probably we right, and I’m okay with that. Earlier this year, I stumbled upon a tweet about someone how created a magic mirror…this is the root of my inspiration. Yup, it is official – I want a mirror like this one!

ASP.NET Core Response Optimization

Static File Caching & Compression

David Pine

6 minute read

Intro If you’re a web developer, chances are you’re familiar with optimization strategies such as static file caching and response compression. I recently implemented these two concepts in tandem on an ASP.NET Core application that I have been developing… I’m going to share what I have learned. If you haven’t had a chance to use ASP.NET Core yet, you’re missing out! As my friend Scott Addie likes to say: ASP.NET Core is a cafeteria plan in which developers choose application dependencies à la carte.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Taking off the mask

David Pine

7 minute read

What is “impostor syndrome” you ask? According to Wikipedia: Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a term coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes referring to high-achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved.