I just got my Blink(1) in the mail today. Its a cool indicator light that hooks into your USB port.
There is a ton of potential with this device. You can utilize the Blink1Control2 application to setup event polling triggers or just play around with the colors. (e.g. Show red color when a specific email is received)
Or you can enable your device to listen on a specific port, which would allow you to update the device remotely via a curl command. (e.g. Jenkin job failure) You can find the URL summary here.
Another option to using the light is to integrate it into a program, which would allow for more customizations. Pretty easy to do with Python. The Blink Python lib can be found here.
I was looking to do some quick calculations from the Linux console today and discovered ‘bc‘.
I can see how this command could be useful in a shell script!!
Passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (Released February 2018) exam today!
These exams are both fun and a little stressful, but you do learn a lot while studying!!!
Will post the overall score results when I get them!
I’m getting ready to take the AWS Solutions Architect Associate 2018 test. Below are some final items I need to review before the exam.
- Spot vs Spot Block
- Application ELB vs Classic ELB
- Convertible vs. Standard Reserved Instances
- EBS Cost vs Performance
- EC2 reverse proxy (link) (link)
- Glacier Retrieval Options
- Beanstalk vs. NGINX
- Cross-region snapshots for databases
Great news! It looks like XAML builds are supported in TFS 2018 Update 2!!!
Check out this blog post for specifics! (Blog Link)
For more details on VSTS\TFS agents, check out this link. (Link)
Passed the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam! My broad study plan worked great!
Below are my results.
|Overall Score: 96%
|Topic Level Scoring:
1.0 AWS Fundamentals: 100%
2.0 Designing and Developing: 100%
3.0 Deployment and Security: 87%
4.0 Debugging: 100%
Next step is to attempt the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
If you are working with SSDT 2017 and creating reports for earlier versions of SSRS, please read the following article!
I really think MS did a great job here with the “TargetServerVersion” property functionality, which allows reports to convert to previous SSRS formats during deployment.