Category Archives: Technology

WireShark and HTTPS

So you’ve locked down your BizTalk web services with SSL and would like to do some tracing.  You’ll need two tools.  WireShark and OpenSSL.  OpenSSL will convert your binary PKCS12 private key to a text PEM certificate, which is required … Continue reading

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TFS AWS HTTPS

It makes sense to run TFS on EC2.  I’m in the office then I fire up our EC2 VM running TFS, I’m heading out to a client site and I shut down the VM and avoid excess costs.  I’m working … Continue reading

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Azure, Surface, WP8…

Does it get much better than this for a guy working on Microsoft technologies.  First up we get the Surface announcement on Monday, I’ll take a blue Surface Pro thanks.  Then today that’s backed up with an announcement on Windows Phone 8 which … Continue reading

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Canon 600D Upgrade

The time has come to retire my trusty little Kodak ZD710.  The ZD710 has travelled with me everywhere.  I pimped it out with 52mm lens adapter, wide angle lens, and filters.  The ZD710 camera is light, cheap, robust, and in … Continue reading

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Travel Tech

For the last few days I’ve been travelling around western Victoria, South Australia’s remote Flinders Ranges region, south west New South Wales, and before first light tomorrow I’m heading across Bass Strait for the remote wilds of Tasmania.  I travel … Continue reading

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Master Data Services

I’m working on a new project at the moment and its proving to be an interesting one.  One of those green fields dream projects where we get to architect everything and do things right.  Today’s job was to take a … Continue reading

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BizTalk on Amazon Web Services…

Love it.  I created a Windows Server 2008 R2 EC2 instance with ESBT, Visual Studio 2010, BizTalk Server 2010, and SQL Server then made an AMI from that.  If I want a nice clean development environment then I simply log … Continue reading

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