HI, MY NAME IS BARRET & I AM A
DEVELOPER HUSBAND FATHER BROWNS FAN BUCKEYES FAN MODEL RAILROADER MANAGER GAMER

WITH NEARLY 20 YEARS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, I'VE OCCUPIED MANY ROLES INCLUDING DEVELOPER, TEAM LEAD, AND MANAGER. I USE THIS SITE TO SHARE SOME OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND WORK.

ABOUT ME

Hi there! I'm Barret. I wear many hats: Father, husband, manager, developer, gamer and so forth. I have been blessed greatly by this industry, and so this site is one way I try to give a little bit back. When I can find the time, I add a bit of my coding knowledge and experience to share with whomever might find what little value they can from it.

I hope you can find something of use here. I also have a creative side. If that interests you, check out the link to my creative side at the top of the page.

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Latest Posts

Did You Know? Automating a Daily Factoid

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, content

Final post for the year. Returning once more to Power Automate. This time we’re automating the posting of a random factoid from a spreadsheet to social media. This is similar to the other post I made that posts a random blog post from the archives. Creating Our Trigger We’ll start by creating a scheduled flow. How often you post will depend on how many items you have to select from. You want to avoid posting the same thing frequently, at least in my opinion anyway.

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C# Advent 2021 - Using C# Code in Power Automate

Monday, Dec 13, 2021 by Barret CS Advent, Power Automate, CS, custom connector

This post is my contribution to the C# Advent 2021. Power Automate has a fantastic feature in preview that lets you add some C# code to your flows. It requires using a custom connector, so it’s limited to those with a license that allows that. There are also a number of other limitations which I’ll get into later. But it’s a start. Yeah, I know, if you want to use C#, why not use a Logic App or Azure Function?

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Advent of Code 2021 - Day 11

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 by Barret Advent of Code 2021

Photo by Any Lane from Pexels I’m participating in the Advent of Code 2021. Here’s my solutions for Day 11 - Dumbo Octopus. Problem 1 For Puzzles for Day 11, we want to navigate through a cave of octopi by predicting when their bioluminescent energy will flash so we don’t disturb them. The octopi are arranged in a 10x10 grid, with each octopus represented by a power level from 0 to 9.

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