InvalidCastException after updating Service Fabric NuGet packages

Running into the following error after updating the Service Fabric NuGet packages to to version 2.8.219: Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘IFabricNodeContextResult2’ The fix is to install the latest SDK. There’s another catch, too. The Azure clusters will ┬ánot automatically upgrade to version 6.x. […]

Fall Creators Update Corrupted Application Pool?

UPDATE: Turns out ALL of my app pools were somehow corrupted. It just doesn’t trigger the error and shut down on each one until you actually try to run the associated website application. On one of my dev machines, I had something odd happen that I can only attribute to […]

What I do as a developer

A lot of people ask me what I do as a developer. Well, it’s pretty simple. I convert marketing promises (more commonly referred to by developers as lies and bullshit) into applications (referred to by developers as see the amazing creation of perfection I have created that somewhat resembles the […]

You have died

Site done did died

So, I got an email from my hosting company that the server hosting my site died and could not be recovered. The put in on a new server and restored from “the most recent backup they had”, but didn’t specify when that was from. They also didn’t get the site […]

Entity Framework Core 1.1.2 Package Manager Console Commands Stop Working

Been running into this frequently over the last couple weeks where the Package Manager Console commands for Entity Framework Core stop working and you get the infamous “not recoginized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program” error message. This problem has been a more or […]