1. GwG UDacity Android Basics Nanodegree

    Recently I completed the Grow with Google challenge, which was the road to obtaining the full 6 month challenge to the followup course at Udacity. That course was for the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google program. As last I wrote, I was just patiently waiting around to see if I would make it into the next round. To my surprise and gratefulness, I had been accepte to the full program. And as of a couple days ago, I completed the Nanodegre! …


  2. Grow with Google

    One of the things that has alway been in the back of my mind, as a constant gravitational force pulling my center away from the path I’m on in IT has been the prospects of development. From an early childhood I’ve had that ?curse? to be a game developer, but never chased it. I did however try to learn varios programming languages, starting with of all things C when I was in elementary. From there I eventually dabbled in C++, C#, and more recently started dabbling in NodeJS and GOLang. While none of these turned into my career… they were always a passion. …


  3. Trust Root CA in Windows Container

    If you are at an enterprise, you are more than likely going to experience the joys of having SSL inspection in-line of your system to the Internet. For good or bad, I won’t argue its merrits right now but lets look at one of the fun issues that crops up. …


  4. Alexa Skill

    Over the past week I decided to build and publish an Alexa skill. Yup, that’s right, an Alexa skill… why not? …


  5. Heroku Migration

    After a while of running on github pages, which honestly still work fine… I got the wild itch to go and change things up again. I’m taking some classes on Udemy and see myself getting to the point that I want more functionality than I can get through github pages. So, enter Heroku. …


  6. Ignite 2017

    Good day all! …


  7. Welcome to 2017

    Happy New Year! It is once again time to usher in the infamous reboot-de-year. Here’s to hope the new year will carry us forward, and not drown us in waves. …


  8. Extra Life 2016

    I have for a couple years now participated in Extra Life in order to raise money for kids. This year is no different. I hope that if you have time to read this, you might also find it in your heart to give to the cause. I feel it’s important to do what we can to support and help those around us, especially children who are not always in a position to help themselves. …


  9. Azure AD Licensing Woes?!

    For anyone trying to acquire Azure AD Basic Licenses for a tenant other than your default corporate tenant within an Enterprise Agreement (think o365 here), you might just be out of luck. In working with Microsoft we’ve figured out that effectively nobody within their organization fully understands how to both sell the licenses, as well as support them. Numerous premier cases and discussions result in the resounding confirmation that those licenses are just not meant for anyone. …


  10. Azure Adds Boot Diagnostics!

    One of the issues that has existed with Azure as a cloud service provider was the simple lack of any access to the console. While it is understood the need for that access is rare, it is a valuable diagnostic tool for when the state of your system falls on its face. Other cloud providers give access to the console not only for diagnostic processes, but also for operational use. But Azure has been left in the corner. That is until now! …