Recommendations for MSBuild in a Jenkins pipeline

MSBuild has a lot of command line options that are relevant when building in a Jenkins pipeline. A useful command argument to set is /nodeReuse:false. This ensures that MSBuild.exe exits after being called. The default is true and is meant to reduce the startup time for subsequent builds.…

Nginx reverse proxy settings for Jenkins CLI

If you run Jenkins in the cloud or locally, chances are good that you have it behind a reverse proxy, typicaly Nginx. Nginx is the goto for this sort of thing and the Jenkins docs have decent recommendation for setting it up. If you want to connect to Jenkins remotely…

Switching over from Textpattern to Ghost

I recently switched Horrell.ca from Textpattern to Ghost. Chances are there are a bunch of broken links to files and such. I'm still tweaking and fixing things and reworking the site design, so expect more changes in the coming months :) For anyone else who wants to attempt this, a…

Adding Icons to Folder Names in iOS

The introduction of folders to iOS was a welcome addition to keeping your home screen tidy. Folders allows you to sensible group like applications and then give the folder a given name, like "Games" for all your game apps etc. In iOS 5, Emoji support was added which…