MySQL Workbench Fail

After restoring access to this site (you didn’t notice it was down???), I figured I should probably have some backups in place. Figuring a simple backup/restore should be easy with MySQL Workbench, I proceeded to […] Read More

Secret Retrieval using Dapr

Let’s start with “What is Dapr?”. Taken from the site: “Dapr helps developers build event-driven, resilient distributed applications. Whether on-premises, in the cloud, or on an edge device, Dapr helps you tackle the challenges […] Read More

Fix for “Cannot connect to the Docker daemon”

One of the reasons I keep finding my way back to my Linux machine is when I’m doing work using Docker. On Windows, I have a fairly rich (at least I think it is) integration […] Read More

Azure Service Bus Monitor

A key component to many architectures these days, especially microservice architectures, is a queue to separate services and provide a reliable communication mechanism. Azure has a few solutions that fit different needs for queue’s, but […] Read More

Lightroom has encountered problems reading this photo

I had this error after a rebuild of my office computer where I do my photo editing in Lightroom 6:  “Lightroom has encountered problems reading this photo”. It wasn’t on all pictures, just some of […] Read More

Container for sfctl

The most recent version of the Service Fabric CLI (4.0.0) has a dependency conflict with the Azure CLI (2.0.27) with the former needing knack v0.1.1 and the latter needing knack v0.3.1. While this may be […] Read More

Scripts for Service Fabric Cluster Certificates

If you need to create a Linux Service Fabric cluster in Azure, there are a couple great templates to get you started, one is a five node/1 node type and another for a seven node/3 […] Read More

Python 101 – Day 4

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Finally had a productive day! I made it through about 2.5 courses on Pluralsight and am starting to get a good feel for the basics of Python. I still […] Read More

Python 101 – Day 3

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 of my foray into learning Python was a bit more productive than day 2, but still had some hiccups. Other than trying to figure out why my networking drops […] Read More

Python 101 – Day 2

Following my first day, day 2 could alternatively be titled “Fedora 101 – Day 1”. While I’ve used my Surface Pro 3 with Linux installed (currently running Fedora) when traveling for various dev tasks, I’ve […] Read More