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SSH Keys and Auth - Part 1 of 3

In this ‘back to basics’ blog entry we’re going to talk about setting up SSH keys. SSH keys are used for logging in to stuff and authorizing to other stuff (like GiT). You can create a PRIVATE PULBIC keypair and share the PUBLIC key with the world! Note, this guide is bases on macOS Getting started Start by opening a terminal. Use the fol...

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Primer on YAML

It’s always good to write down the basics, rehearse the syntax and go trough the motions. So let’s do that with YAML. YAML is a data serialisation language. It’s used to store and display information. I always think of it as JSON 2.0 . You can create value pairs in YAML like: lists values objects YAML files are identfied by the exteni...

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DIY Personal CI/CD Pipline

Using Docker, Azure DevOps and Azure Container Instances we are going to setup a simple pipe-line that will build our image from code to Docker image, tag and push that image to a private Azure Container Registry and deploy the latest version of said container to a Azure Container Instance. I use this personally for a few small projects like my ...

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Fixing Windows scaling issues on the Surface Pro

We all know that scaling on Windows has … some issues. If you use a Surface Device and Surface dock’s a lot you’ll run in to countless situations where you need the famous CRTL+WIN+ALT+B shortcut thank me later. So, the biggest problem comes when you’re using screens that are scaled differently. for example, if screen 1 is at 125% and screen 2 ...

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Fixing broken YUM REPO's on CentOS

Imagine this # yum update https://mirrors.lug.mtu.edu/epel/7/x86_64/repodata/13b91b1efe2a1db71aa132d76383fdb5311887958a910548546d58a5856e2c5d-primary.sqlite.xz: [Errno 14] HTTPS Error 404 - Not Found Trying other mirror. http://mirror.oss.ou.edu/epel/7/x86_64/repodata/13b91b1efe2a1db71aa132d76383fdb5311887958a910548546d58a5856e2c5d-primary.sqli...

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Adding Az Context to PowerShell

If you’re using Az command’s a lot an PowerShelling to different tenant’s you probably already have Context saving turnt off. If not, you might want to run it with: Disable-AzContextAutosave More info over at Ms Docs With Autosave disabled you don’t have to worry (or worry less) about starting a new PS session and firing off commands at the ...

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Bye bye Caps Lock - Re-mapping Caps to CTRL

HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE CAPS LOCK? Not a lot right. So let’s re-map that key. In my setup I like to use the Caps Lock as 2nd CTRL key. This way I don’t have to fold up my pinky to use that ow so important CTRL+C & CTRL+V. That being said and done. Let’s get going. Changing the mapping requires you to edit some REG’s. Using the following lines ...

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