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Multi-page ASP.NET Core, TypeScript, and ES JavaScript Modules

One of the messier aspects of the modern web is the situation with JavaScript modules. Modules, and the ability to import code from one module into another in a coherent and efficient manner, are fundamental  programming concepts but JavaScript originally had no concept of them. Developers came up with  CommonJS, originally for server-side JavaScript, using … Continue reading Multi-page ASP.NET Core, TypeScript, and ES JavaScript Modules

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Microsoft’s “new commerce experience” for 365 services: not just price increases

Microsoft stated in August that it is increasing prices for Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365), the increase being around 20%, from March 1 2022. The company argues that prices have not changed substantially for ten years – perhaps contentious since it has introduced premium plans that are more expensive – and that “this … Continue reading Microsoft’s “new commerce experience” for 365 services: not just price increases


Converting a scanned image to text in Office 365

I was emailed an attachment scanned from a magazine; it was a nuisance and I wanted to convert it to text. There are of course a million ways to do this and I recall that every multifunction printer used to come with an OCR facility but what is the easiest way now? For a while … Continue reading Converting a scanned image to text in Office 365


All change for the New Year

I have been working happily at The Register four days a week since mid-2019 but it is time for a change. Incidentally I very much enjoyed working for the Reg, it was consistently  interesting work, I was given a lot of freedom to write what I wanted, I was well treated, and I recommend it … Continue reading All change for the New Year


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