Hi, I'm Brendan Ingram


Christian. Husband. Teacher. Photographer.

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How to resolve ASP.NET add-in not found in MonoDevelop on Ubuntu 16.04

Normally, installation and usage of Mono and MonoDevelop works fine for developing ASP.NET / MVC web projects. It has worked perfectly for me in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and Debian Jessie and Stretch for ages. Unfortunately, MonoDevelop is broken in Ubuntu 16.04 for ASP.NET projects. This is how to resolve the issue: Firstly, setup using the following commands, which are as per the official Mono installation instructions, but with the change from wheezy to alpha.

The Confession of St. Patrick

I made note today that I, as the eldest of 8 children, am only 2 of those 8 that are not named after key figures of the bible. The 2 that are not in the bible are, however, known saints. That is me, Brendan, and brother number 7, Patrick. This caused me to research the background of St. Brendan and St. Patrick, and I was pleased to find the following confession from St.

How to rename files to lowercase on Linux

Coming from Microsoft Windows, where the file system was basically case insensitive, I have had to change some of my development code bases to respect the case sensitive nature of the Linux ext file system. To that end, I needed to rename some files to their lower case equivalent. More than that, it needed to rename recursively, diving into each folder one after another and renaming the files I wanted changed, which were all of the .cshtml files.

Wide Open Spaces

I’m fortunate enough to live on a 100 acre block of land in country NSW, Australia. I don’t like to think of myself as the owner, merely as the caretaker, looking after the land so that it can be passed on in better condition to those that come after me. This photo was taken not long after we purchased the land. I took the photo both to experiment with the (then new) Mamiya RZ67, and also to record what I thought was a quintessential country Australia vista.

How to connect Debian Linux to an iPhone hotspot

As part of my mission to move completely from closed operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows or Apple OSX) to completely open systems (such as Linux), I needed to be able to use my iPhone (yes, I know!) hotspot so that I could plug the iPhone into the laptop and have an internet connection. I am using Debian, but the instructions below apply for any Ubuntu based system. First, make sure your packages are updated.


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