Powershell - Get CPU Usage by Process (remote)
· ☕ 1 min read
You would expect `Get-Process` to do the job, but it turns out that its CPU metric is not on a 0..100% scale. Here is a one-liner (find who's eating into your CPU - or that of a remote server).

Extend Clickable Area For jQueryUI Slider
· ☕ 1 min read
Even using the default jQueryUI's slider style, the handle is larger than its container. Now suppose your container is 3x smaller than the handle (specific design requirement). There is a problem - you have to hit the container precisely to be able to change the slider's value. Otherwise nothing happens.

TypeScript - Getting started in Visual Studio 2015
· ☕ 4 min read
I decided to write this article simply because there are so many outdated answers to this question linked from Google. Here are some of the things you should NOT do - Install Web Essentials - Install Node Package Manager - Manually adjust project files to enable Typescript transpiler - Automatically adjust project files by installing a nuget package - Install something that downloads 1000s of files into a folder inside your project and works with fingers crossed.

Atom Editor by GitHub - Worth It?
· ☕ 5 min read
Overall, I spent 2 hours straight (no breaks for coffee), trying to make things work and really hoping it would suffice my basic needs. Unfortunately, integrated support for version control is crucial. Atom editor is fairly new, many important plugins are community authored, and most of them are poor quality, i.e. they work, but often you see display artifacts/glitches. Not a production quality product.

C# - Capture Full Stack Trace Inside Catch
· ☕ 3 min read
When you catch an exception, you only have stack trace relative to the catch point. Why is this important? Suppose the error occurs when sending email and this is a non-critical part of your application. Let's say you send confirmation emails to clients as part of the ordering process. Yes, it's bad if the email cannot reach your client (say, their email address is invalid), but your web server should not crash because of that.

Fix Ugly Fonts in Google Chrome 37
· ☕ 1 min read
Problem - after updating to the latest Chrome version (37), fonts look ugly. I'm using a non-standard 125% Windows DPI, it could be why they are ugly for me.

Good 24IN LCD Monitor For Home/Office Use
· ☕ 4 min read
Modern monitors today have IPS+VA in one, which means great vertical viewing angles and also 100% color gamut reproduction. So one does not need to choose either and just get both, for some 200-250 dollars.