I’m a Finnish Software Developer Entrepreneur living as a hermit on the beautiful Finnish countryside. Koskila.net is my personal professional (i.e. professional, but definitely personal) website.
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On this site, I’m blogging about all kinds of exciting and/or tricky topics. Mostly just to write them down for myself. See a few of my latest blog articles below:
- How to manually install Windows updates?This article explains how to install Windows Update whenever your Windows Update service is broken. Which seems to occasionally happen. And while you can run a ton of scripts to fix it (and a lot of guides online just tell you to click “Check for updates” manually, which is kind…Continue reading How to manually install Windows updates?
- How to restore an old version of a Trello card?This article explains how to easily(?) restore the description (or any other field) of a Trello card. This might come in handy, and the UI for this isn’t exactly obvious (read: it’s nonexistent). Background If you’re like me, you’re a heavy (if a bit reluctant) Trello user. Using it all…Continue reading How to restore an old version of a Trello card?
- How to fix winget when it’s throwing a “0x8a15000f : Data required by the source is missing”?This article offers a couple of different ways to fix the “0x8a15000f” error that winget might throw at you in seemingly random situations. It’s a great tool especially for headless scenarios on Windows, but this was an odd one – and required an odd solution. Background Another day, another headache…Continue reading How to fix winget when it’s throwing a “0x8a15000f : Data required by the source is missing”?
What’s koskila.net about?
The tagline for my blogging efforts has been Solutions are worthless unless shared for quite a while already. That’s to say, since I’ve gotten a lot of help from the community whenever I’ve had issues getting something to work, I like to give something back. This blog is my way of doing that.
Blogging has been a great, lightweight way to sort my thoughts and document weird fixes and findings along the way. And boy, has there been a lot of them! Microsoft’s stack always keeps surprising me – mostly in a positive way, but there’s an occasional bump on the way too.
A lot of people seem to struggle with the same issues, as the blog nowadays has around 70 000 visitors monthly. May you find my thoughtful workarounds as useful as I have!
In addition to more technical posts, sometimes I might post about my sessions at different community events, or experiences as an expat living in a foreign country (in 2017, that country was the USA, in 2018 & 2019 Canada). Right before the pandemic, I moved back to Finland to live in the middle of a forest. Quite literally, as I need to somewhat regularly scare moose away or they’ll eat our apples and trample my robot . Our pests are large.
Back in the olden days, when the world was not on fire, I used to travel to different events. Now it’s all digital, which is… Not quite the same.
You can also see a list of all my sessions and session materials.
No upcoming engagements. I’ve cut down traveling due to the pandemic.