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How to install IIS (Internet Information Services) on Windows 10?

It’s the roaring twenties again, cloud is the hot stuff, and nobody needs a server anymore. Right? Nope! I’ve been involved in more on-prem or hybrid projects in the last 12 months than in the last 3-4 years combined. There are plenty of industries and valid uses for still setting up on-prem servers. And quite often, that includes setting up IIS (Internet Information Services) on said machines. And of course,…Continue reading How to install IIS (Internet Information Services) on Windows 10?

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How to move the Home Assistant SQLite database in Docker on Windows?

This article explains how you can move your Home Assistant’s SQLite database files to another location by mapping them to another volume in Docker. Using Docker on Windows. Which might not be a smart move, but it’s one I went with anyway. The article will explain how to do this with docker-compose, but the steps pretty much apply to vanilla docker as well. With that said – let’s move on!…Continue reading How to move the Home Assistant SQLite database in Docker on Windows?

Azure IoT Edge is just Docker containers all the way

Azure IoT Edge gotchas – and how to overcome them!

This article describes the gotchas and weird one-offs that I’ve encountered with Azure IoT Edge so far. Consider them not-too-thoroughly tested quick fixes that aren’t significant enough to warrant an actual blog post themselves :) Okay – let’s get to them gotchas, then! Posts Related to “Azure IoT Edge gotchas – and how to overcome them!”:Azure IoT Edge order of deployment operationsHow to update application settings of an Azure Functions…Continue reading Azure IoT Edge gotchas – and how to overcome them!

PostgreSQL everywhere

How to run SQL commands in a Postgre SQL Docker container?

This article will explain how to run your arbitrary SQL commands against a Postgre SQL database running in a Docker container in Windows. That should be super simple, but since I never remember anything like this by heart, I had to google it – and turns out, either I didn’t know how to google this properly or people haven’t bothered to document this. So, let’s fix that. But first, why…Continue reading How to run SQL commands in a Postgre SQL Docker container?

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How to download audio files from Vidyard

Today, I’m documenting a simple way to download audio files from Vidyard. This approach only works for files that aren’t password-protected or behind authentication – I don’t think you can use it easily for nefarious stuff, but just in case you’re trying to commit some kind of IP theft (intellectual property), please don’t. And definitely do not ask for instructions in the comments section :) Anyway – why did I…Continue reading How to download audio files from Vidyard

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Visual Studio Code fails when running “git pull” for a new project

This article describes a simple fix to an issue (well… One or many possible issues), where git fails to pull anything from remote, throwing instead an error somewhat like this: fatal: no such branch: ‘master’ Bah. This stops you from pulling any new changes from remote, and likewise, it will stop you from pushing your new stuff out there. Always something going wrong with git, right? But what is the…Continue reading Visual Studio Code fails when running “git pull” for a new project

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No way to renew a ClimaCell API subscription – what to do?

One day I suddenly realized that my Home Assistant’s ClimaCell integration had stopped working. That was weird – it had been running just fine for a while. I had signed up for a ClimaCell developer account at developer.tomorrow.io (or whatever the address was before rebranding from ClimaCell to Tomorrow.io – but this is the portal that I used) on the 28th of July, perhaps in 2020, or perhaps 2019. And…Continue reading No way to renew a ClimaCell API subscription – what to do?

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Azure DevOps suddenly 404s for your project? Easy fix!

This article explains a quick solution to a pretty common Azure DevOps problem. Namely – random and annoying 404 (or sometimes 401) errors when trying to access your dear team projects. I forgot to take screenshots of the errors and couldn’t figure out how to reproduce them, but hey, the fix is the main point, right? 😀 If you’ve ended up on this page, you’ve probably encountered the issue already,…Continue reading Azure DevOps suddenly 404s for your project? Easy fix!

Damn you, WordPress!

How to fix “Cannot read property ‘map’ of undefined (structured-data-blocks)”

So, once again, I find myself wasting time trying to fix WordPress. Though it is a powerful platform, it’s a never-ending source of grief when trying to maintain a site with a non-trivial number of plugins. Working with a static website creator would be much more fun, and there is a good chance that the site would stay up far more, but it would take considerable effort to set up…Continue reading How to fix “Cannot read property ‘map’ of undefined (structured-data-blocks)”