news and updates


Dot Net Core 8 | 4/3/2024

In the past few months at my day job I have spent a lot of time updating code to the latest LTS version of .Net, so I decided the .Net 6 incarnation of CarrotCakeCMS should get a similar treatment. Look for the repos [ github | sourceforge ] being updated[.....]

now stranded hosting | 9/21/2023

Update 9/22: MailChannels Support finally got back in touch about noon and realized what had happened, restored services, and offered their sincere apologies. We had a constructive exchange concerning some improvements that they may wish to consider in the[.....]

Hosting (again) | 8/30/2023

So I've pulled the trigger and everything is live on GoDaddy. The webhost is working well, nice and responsive, I did a pilot site for about a month and had good uptime with that. GoDaddy has one very convenient feature: the recovery console. Every so ofte[.....]

Hosting Fun - the drama continues | 8/22/2023

Recap: August 10, I get an email saying the legacy hosting platform was ending at the end of September. I replied immediately per the request. I got a preliminary "we can make the ports work" reply about my concerns about mail on AWS - but no actual quote.[.....]

A word on server config | 8/21/2023

First of all, I am a developer not a security expert. I do have some experience and expertise in setting up a windows server that does what I need it to do. I figured I could set out some of what I am up to whilst I am knee deep in migrations. Take the inf[.....]

More Hosting Fun | 8/14/2023

So last Thursday morning the current hosting company sent an email saying they were shutting down all their own servers Sept 29, and would be offering AWS hosting going forward, thus it turned out my concerns were justified. My GoDaddy experience has been[.....]

Hosting Adventure | 8/9/2023

Just an update, I've had to pause the .Net Core dev for the moment while I deal with changing hosting. I've been with my current company for about 15 years, and until the last year or so, they've been great. However, when I wanted to update to a newer wind[.....]

Dot Net Core 6 - Progress | 7/5/2023

So far, I'm a month in on progress . I've got a couple of widgets as well as basic CMS functionality working. It's still very much a work in progress, consider the code pre-beta. Even though I've been using .Net Core for a few years (.Net Core 3.1), it's b[.....]

Dot Net Core 6 | 6/12/2023

So I'm taking a stab at porting the MVC version over to .Net Core 6. A lot of things are different, but a lot of other things are still the same. So far, I've got a basic routing solution for SEO friendly page/post URLs and have worked out how to render M[.....]

MVC skin colors are now live | 5/13/2023

Now introducing the skin colors for the admin dashboard and tools. Classic AmethystOrchid BlueIzis FrenchBlue Mauve MosaicBlue Plum QuetzalGreen Rust Sandstone SugarAlmond These are set via a config entry in the web.config Example entry is shown here. If t[.....]