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Well that sucks. That's my podcast website with an F rating from SecurityHeaders.com. What's the deal? I took care of this months ago! Turns out, recently I moved from Windows to Linux on Azure. If I am using IIS on Windows, I can (and did) make a section in my web.config that looks something like ...

The Windows Terminal is free and in the Windows Store and you should go make sure you have the latest update. The v0.10 is out and it's got a number of lovely quality of life improvements, not the least of which is Mouse Support! Mouse Support What's that mean, doesn't it already support mice? This...

At our house, we use home automation for a lot of different things. One of them is the ability to get a quick overview of the state of our appliances such as the washer, dryer and dishwasher. That way we don’t accidentally forget to turn over the laundry or empty the dishwasher. A red tile on our ...

Over the years I've collected a few webcams, some quality and some not. If you're interested in creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budget, I've written a blog post on the topic. However, now that we are a remote workers - my entire company has everyone working remotely until furt...

Buckle up kids, as this is a tale. As you may know, I have a lovely podcast at https://hanselminutes.com. You should listen. Recently through an number of super cool random events I got the opportunity to interview actor Chris Conner who plays Poe on Altered Carbon. I'm a big fan of the show but esp...

I've been shushing all over the place lately. I SSH into Linux from Windows using the built-in OpenSSH Client that Windows 10 has shipped for years that you didn't know about. ;) You don't need Putty to SSH with Windows (unless it makes you happy, then putty on, my friend.) Adding OpenSSH Server to ...

A few months back I moved my CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Development) to Azure DevOps for free. You get 1800 build minutes a month FREE and I'm not even close to using it with three occasionally-updated sites building on it. Earlier this week I wrote about making a cleaner and more inte...

A few months back I moved my CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Development) to Azure DevOps for free. You get 1800 build minutes a month FREE and I'm not even close to using it with three occasionally-updated sites building on it. It wasn't too hard, but as with all build pipelines you'll end...

In this time of the Corona Virus and COVID-19, Microsoft has taken the unprecedented move of shutting down their Seattle campus. No one goes in to work until March 25th. That means they're all remote workers! Like me! For 13 years! Do note that I am deeply sympathetic for the situation we all find ...

Last November, we shared our two-stage plan for deprecating TLS 1.0/1.1 on NuGet.org and actions you can take today to ensure your systems use TLS 1.2. In this post, we will go into more details and a specific timeline for Stage 1 i.e. The post Deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on NuGet.org – Stage ...

After showing some pictures of our smart home dashboard, questions started coming in about the cables going in behind the books. Where is the modem and what else is going on? Spoiler alert, the books are fake. Here you see a couple of cables going in behind the books on the top shelve. Removing...

I’ve had some questions lately about how we keep track of all the home automation devices spread across the house. So, I thought I’d share how our dashboard is set up. The dashboard is the web-based SharpTools that runs in Fully Kiosk Browser on an Amazon Fire Tablet HD 10 which is magnetically atta...

Hey! It’s been a few years since I last blogged here! Let’s get this blog thing back in action, starting with something non-technical that I’ve had a few requests for – my story of two years of daily exercise. Happy New Year! Today’s a day where half the world contempla...

co-authored by Scott Bommarito At Microsoft, using the latest and secure encryption techniques is very important to us to ensure the security and privacy of our customers. TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, released in 1999 and 2006 respectively, are known to be vulnerable to a number of attacks including POODLE ...

We are excited to announce that nuget.org now supports package deprecation. This has been a long standing ask that will help the ecosystem use supported packages. As a package publisher on nuget.org, you can now deprecate packages that are obsolete, legacy, The post Deprecating packages on nuget.org...

It’s been a long time coming, and today we are excited to announce the new and improved search on NuGet.org leveraging Azure Search. We want to start this post with a huge thanks to you, the NuGet community, for providing feedback. The post New and improved NuGet Search is here! appeared first on Th...

There are several criteria you can use today to evaluate NuGet packages. We received feedback that you would like even more information to help choose the right packages. We’re excited to introduce GitHub Usage on nuget.org, which allows you to explore top GitHub repositories that depend on th...

Motion, contact, and light sensors are the most commonly used sensors for home automations in my house. With these sensors, you can make a wide variety of automations. But there are so many different manufacturers, protocols, and price points that it can be hard to choose which devices to buy and us...

We published our last NuGet roadmap in June last year. Many of the features announced were major additions to NuGet and we have been hard at work to implement those over the last few months. In this post, we will start by summarizing the features we have completed and then peek into the next wave of...

Here are a bunch of home automation ideas for your inspiration. These are examples of automation rules that have worked well for my family. They might work well for yours too. The ideas are technology agnostic and describe the concept rather than the exact implementation. They should work with just...

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