This category contains all of the non-rants. And some tech-related rants, I guess. It’s difficult to categorize your content, you know?
This article explains how to get around new security limitations (did I say “limitations”? I meant “features”) in Azure DevOps to make it tolerable to configure your Azure DevOps Deployment Environments. Because the recent changes to Azure DevOps have made it, quite frankly, intolerable. But – let’s take a step…Continue reading Azure DevOps suddenly not letting you manage Environments ? Sorry, it’s for your own security!
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?
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?
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”?
This article is a quick one about my annual tradition – participating in Hacktoberfest, the “month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors.” It’s a cheesy way to call an October-long event, where a private company tracks qualifying open-source contributions from everyone who signs up (and…Continue reading Hacktoberfest 2023 – another year, another Hacktoberfest
In this article, I’ll share a simple script for a simple use case: removing blobs from a virtual directory structure in a container in an Azure blob storage account. This should be useful for a case like ours; removing certain directories and subdirectories but not the whole container. But let’s…Continue reading How to selectively remove items from an Azure blob storage container?
Anyone still remember Log4Shell? The incredibly easy-to-exploit, zero-day vulnerability in Log4j, a popular Java logging framework, that made arbitrary code execution extremely simple and straightforward. The vulnerability had existed unnoticed since 2013 and was simply a side effect of a nifty new feature implemented way back when. But that’s enough…Continue reading How to update application settings for (all of your) App Services and Azure Functions on Azure using az cli?
This article explains how to get around a weird quirk in Azure Static Web Apps local development story. Well – one of the quirks anyway. A real showstopper issue I ran into. One, that isn’t even that serious – it’s just that the error message doesn’t help you at all.…Continue reading swa emulator throwing “✖ Could not connect to “http://localhost:7071″. Is the server up and running?”?
Azure offers this great offering that is in my mind underutilized still – managed certificates that they’ll renew for you. While the offering is called Azure App Service Certificates, they are not only limited to being used in App Services. Their biggest strengths lie in their ease of use, automation,…Continue reading How to export an App Service Certificate from Azure?
Alright, so let’s make this a quick one. I’ve had to google this multiple times, since I have to do this a couple of times per year, which is NOT often enough for me to remember it by heart, or even for my Terminal to remember the commands properly. So,…Continue reading How to export a certificate and a private key from a .pfx using OpenSSL?