PowerShell to the rescue once again! A week back I needed to create an archive of all of the video content processed by Azure Media Services (AMS). While I have used my trusty Azure Storage Explorer tool in the past, it only allowed me to deal with one container at a time. AMS is structured so that each new job that was created stored it’s files in a new container, which made manually grabbing 250+ containers named with GUIDs rather difficult. Continue reading “How to Download All Containers and Blobs in Azure with PowerShell”
Late last week I had the opportunity to sit in on a demo for NativeScript. It’s a platform that allows you to write cross platform mobile apps using the iOS / Android native code, which gives you a lot more speed and features than the “Hybrid” platforms / tools you may have heard about. I’ve been around long enough to have heard about a lot of platforms and even dabbled a few, but this is the first one that is starting to peek my interest over Xamarin… Continue reading “Plunging into NativeScript”
I had a guest post over at my company’s blog, reflecting a bit on some of the coding vulnerabilities that still plague us today…
Earlier this year, I had signed up for a GoodReads campaign and set a goal to read 10 books by the end of the year. I’m a pretty slow reader, so I thought this was roughly a book a month.
To my surprise, I found that I’ve already reached that mark and might have a few more under my belt by year end! To my dismay, I found that I have only completed one of the books in my goal to go through the list of 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them). To be fair, I did read the entire Foundation trilogy when they only mention one. I’m also finding the “urban fantasy” genre to be a rather fun read at times.
[:: sigh ::] Too many books, not enough time…
What’s on your nightstand?
Being a long time Norah Jones fan, I pre-ordered this album as soon as my Amazon credits would allow me to. 8^D I was teased / tortured by a few early releases of “Carry On”, “Flipside”, and “Tragedy”and then had to wait for the rest. Today the full album has arrived and here’s the “two times through the album off the cuff short review”.
Things got a little crazy at work last week while I was gone on vacation…
Another fabulous vacation has been road tripped, tractored, ran, ridden, faired, spidered, and so much more. I wouldn’t trade these trips for the world. It provides a great getaway from the normal (and digital) day to day life that can sometimes overwhelm you. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip. You can view the full album of highlights here.