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Two Factor Authentication is great–but what if you lose your phone or have your number hijacked?

Account hijack is a worry for anyone. What kind of chaos could someone cause simply by taking over your email or social media account? Or how about spending money on your behalf on Amazon, eBay or other online retailers? The obvious fraud will not be long-lasting, but there is an aftermath too. Changing passwords, getting … Continue reading Two Factor Authentication is great–but what if you lose your phone or have your number hijacked?

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Wrestling with Visual Basic 6 (really!) and how knowledge on the internet gets harder to find

I have not done a thing with Visual Basic 6 for years, but a contact of mine has done a very useful utility in a certain niche (it is the teaching of Contract Bridge though you do not need to know about bridge to follow this post) and his preferred tools are VBA and Visual … Continue reading Wrestling with Visual Basic 6 (really!) and how knowledge on the internet gets harder to find


Microsoft’s Pipelines for Azure Kubernetes Service: fixing COPY failed

I like to try new technology when I can so following the Build conference I decided to deploy a Hello World app to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). I made a one-node AKS cluster in no time. I built a .NET Core app in Visual Studio deployed to a Linux Docker container, no problem. I pushed … Continue reading Microsoft’s Pipelines for Azure Kubernetes Service: fixing COPY failed


Automatic transcription for journalists: still not viable despite Microsoft push for “Modern journalism”

I am just back from Microsoft’s developer-focused Build event, where some special sessions were laid on for press, on the subject of “Modern journalism.” Led by Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph, Modern Journalism is described on his public LinkedIn profile as “a new program committed to helping the news industry fight fake news, tell stories that resonate … Continue reading Automatic transcription for journalists: still not viable despite Microsoft push for “Modern journalism”


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