bash - it's even more of a mystery than PowerShell

Azure DevOps fails with “Error: The path ‘/home/vsts/work/1/s/your-repo’ does not exist” even though the repository is there for sure?

Eh, this was a weird one. This article explains how to get around an issue where your build tools fail due to weird “path does not exist” errors when you’re using bash to execute a restore to your project. Build would probably succeed nicely, but it fails due to missing dependencies – in my case, at least the whole node_modules folder was missing. And of course it is – restore…Continue reading Azure DevOps fails with “Error: The path ‘/home/vsts/work/1/s/your-repo’ does not exist” even though the repository is there for sure?

Microsoft Graph g-raph (giraffe) - the spirit animal of Microsoft Graph

One way to fix “Unsupported or invalid query filter clause specified for property” for your Microsoft Graph API queries

This article explains one possible fix to an annoyingly generic exception thrown by the Microsoft Graph API (namely, “Unsupported or invalid query filter clause specified for property”) or an even more generic exception thrown by PnP PowerShell (“Exception of type ‘PnP.PowerShell.Commands.Model.Graph.GraphException’ was thrown.”) when you’re trying to query Graph API with what’s called “Advanced query capabilities” (operators like less than or equal, greater than or equal) instead of just checking…Continue reading One way to fix “Unsupported or invalid query filter clause specified for property” for your Microsoft Graph API queries

Powershell is hell

Why do you get a “Missing closing ‘)’ in expression.” error when piping a collection to a for loop in PowerShell?

Today, I’m writing about a stupid error. Yeah, I do make those every now and then. After adding a for loop to my PowerShell script, I started to get annoying ParserErrors about my for loop missing a closing bracket. But it was NOT missing one – what gives? Problem So, what I was trying to do was to concatenate a kinda random collection of strings after the first few items.…Continue reading Why do you get a “Missing closing ‘)’ in expression.” error when piping a collection to a for loop in PowerShell?

Wifi is an essential need in Maslow's hierarchy

How to configure your Smart Home wifi devices that fail to connect due to a weak wifi signal?

This article describes a solution to a problem that I have had with pairing different Smart Home devices with my app or some cloud service using wifi. Weirdly, wifi can be strong enough to provide connectivity to any of the devices, but weak enough for the pairing to fail. Fun stuff. You can usually just move the devices closer to your router, but with some devices that might be a…Continue reading How to configure your Smart Home wifi devices that fail to connect due to a weak wifi signal?