SQL Server Management Studio – as another user

Skip skip skip all the preamble junk... My work, amongst many other things, involves managing a small herd of Microsoft SQL servers and a series of small web-apps. When I work from home, from my non-domain-joined machine, I want to be able to run the SQL...

Let’s Encrypt Wildcards and IIS

Introduction Late last year, Let's Encrypt, that wonderful semi-automated free SSL certificate service, announced that they would be adding support for wildcard certificates. A standard SSL certificate only covers the specific domains and sub-domains it...

Pi Hole Update

A while ago I wrote a guide on how to configure a Pi Hole on an Orange Pi tiny computer.  See here: Filtering Ads and Stuff This was a bit of a mistake. The Orange Pi wasn't reliable, and failed on Friday, just about two months since it went in. I've since...

Riding + Technology

I love information. Or maybe it's that I, more specifically, love data. For a information/data-phile like me, having a device in your pocket (and on your wrist) that can collect, collate, and visualise the information for you is pretty amazing. With that...

Organising my life with an app

It feels a bit hypocritical to post about an app so soon after I posted about managing a screen addiction. But not very. I guess the point of my other post wasn't that I didn't want to use my phone. I wanted the interraction with my phone to be meaningful,...

How I’m dealing with screen addiction.

I resisted calling this title something like "Man, nearly 39, installed a Morse Code keyboard on his phone. You won't believe what happened next...". Only just. Because I did install a Morse Code keyboard on my phone. But a bit more on that later. I love...