macOS ohmyzsh + tmux + vim + iTerm2 + Powerlevel9k = Badass terminal

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A week or so ago a colleague turned me on to oh-my-zsh and I just went down the rabbit hole. I have always found the built-in Terminal in macOS (formerly OS X) to be bland and boring, but never really sat down to try to change it. I started using iTerm2 awhile ago, but again, never…


Updated! Non-interactive authentication to Microsoft Azure w/ Azure CLI 2.0 – now GA!

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In a previous post, I wrote about a method to initiate a non-interactive authenticated session to Microsoft Azure through the use of a service principal. Today’s post is similar, but I have updated the script to be used with Azure CLI 2.0 now that it is GA. You will notice I have updated the script…


Azure CLI 2.0 – Azure Container Service for Docker Swarm Deployment Script (Part 1)

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In today’s post, I’m going to talk a little about a script I wrote that automates the deployment of a Docker Swarm Cluster using Azure Container Service. The script uses Azure CLI 2.0, which is now GA. If you’re not yet using it, stop here, download it, come back. I’ll wait. Everything for your ACS…

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Azure Container Service: How to create an SSH Tunnel

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In my last post, I spoke about linking containers together in Docker and, specifically, Docker Swarm in Azure Container Service. One of the points I touched on was the need to create an SSH tunnel to connect to your Docker Swarm cluster in ACS. Today’s post, video really, will go in depth on creating the…


Getting started with PowerShell Core and AzureRM Modules on Ubuntu and OS X

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Last week, Microsoft announced PowerShell is now open sourced and available on Linux and OS X. I wrote a blog post on how to get PowerShell installed on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and Mac OS X 10.11.6 if you want to check it out since this post will focus mainly on how to install the AzureRM…


Azure Container Service: How to update your ssh key-pair

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Hey there, quick blog post today. A colleague recently asked a question and I thought the answer would make for a good and short how-to video. Have you checked out Azure Container Service yet? If not, go check it out and get started for free today. If you have checked it out, and are using…


How to configure Redis-Server on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 (WSL)

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I recently spoke at SVDevOps’ monthly meetup in the beginning of September and one of the attendees asked if it were possible to configure Redis-Server on WSL. I didn’t have an answer at the time so I put a note in my “Blog Post Ideas” to check it out and see if I could get…


Apple 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) & How to configure Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

As you all know, 2FA / MFA, or 2 Factor Authentication / Multi Factor Authentication is the recommended security protocol for all online accounts. If you’ve been using iCloud, formerly known as Mobile Me, for the past several years, you probably know 2FA is now available. I finally got around to enabling it on my…


How to fix Windows Error Code 0x800f081f

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If you are struggling with Windows Error Code: 0x800f081f – “The source files could not be found. Use the “Source” option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077″ – this post is for you. You may know you…


Luma: Surround WiFi – Review

As some of you know, I run a local VMWare ESXi server at home. This server hosts 4 essential VMs, including my Windows 10 Plex Server and an Ubuntu 16.04 server with a full LAMP stack configured to route traffic internally to various resources including media, books, Nest Admin Control panel, etc. For years I…