High DPI Settings in Windows 10 Makes Some Applications Too Big Or Too Small!

High DPI Settings in Windows 10 Makes Some Applications Too Big Or Too Small!

I actually didn’t know that high DPI scaling still existed on Windows 10 until I got a 24” 4K monitor. But it is. In 2020. And while I know that Microsoft have made a lot of changes in this area to help, it’s still frustrating when I come across that one application that still doesn’t play ball.

With all the changes, Microsoft has given us a few ways to help work with this issue.

I came across the issue again, today, with Yubico Authenticator. And while are quite a few blog posts and articles around it, I thought I’d write a quick blog post today to primarily … remind me ๐Ÿ˜Š While this blog post is specifically about Yubico Authenticator, the settings apply to any application that needs some scaling applied to it.

Working From Home While Looking After Your Mental Health

Working From Home While Looking After Your Mental Health

We are all living through an unusual time at the moment. COVID-19 has forced us to stay indoors and minimise social contact. Talk to anybody who already works from home on a regular basis and you will hear its not as easy as you think. It requires discipline, focus and vigilance. One of the most important and difficult things to manage when working from home is mental health. Working from home generally means working on your own. It means lack of social contact. It means grabbing a coffee by yourself. It means no water cooler. So I am going to tell you what works for me. It might not work for you, exactly. It might not work at all for you. That is okay. We are all different people. But I hope you get something out of this.
WiFi Captive Portals Making It Difficult To Connect Your Travel Router?

WiFi Captive Portals Making It Difficult To Connect Your Travel Router?

I’m travelling a lot more these days so spending time in hotels is now for winding down and sleeping to minimise the effects of jet lag. Something I find doesn’t actually get any easier the more you travel. I now take my Chromecast with me. It’s just one of those things that just works. No fuss or hassle. So I don’t need to spend time trying to troubleshoot problems.

Migrate Your Static Website to Azure

Migrate Your Static Website to Azure

In the good old days you hosted your website yourself or using a dedicated web hosting provider. Whichever option you chose you needed a machine, virtual or physical, with a full operating system that needed patching, some sort of remote access, web hosting software such as Apache or IIS and some sort of SSH or RDP access. And perhaps it’s own firewall rules. That is a lot of investment for just a blog.

How To Use Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware With Multiple Boot Entries

How To Use Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware With Multiple Boot Entries

Deciding on a cross-platform virtualisation technology for the Chocolatey team has always been important. But as a team who all use Apple Mac’s it became particularly important when I started sharing virtual environments with them. I use Windows 10. They all use OSX. So we decided to use VirtualBox which had the added advantage of having good Vagrant support, which was used extensively internally.

Running Docker with VirtualBox requires a bit of fiddling. Fortunately Stefan Scherer has put together an awesome solution to do just that but VirtualBox is just flaky at times. Add into the mix the unpredictable nature of Vagrant and running this mix-up of technologies can be a frustrating experience!

Build a Chocolatey Package Repository using Azure DevOps Artifacts Feed

Build a Chocolatey Package Repository using Azure DevOps Artifacts Feed

The Chocolatey Community Repository currently has 6,655 unique packages. When we add up the versions of each of those packages it grows to 65,549. That’s a lot of packages. A lot of storage needed to house them all. And a lot bandwidth needed for you to download them.

But the Chocolatey Community Repository is not for everybody. Chocolatey doesn’t recommend organizations use the community repository directly for several reasons.

Getting Started With Chocolatey 4 Business & Jenkins CI

Getting Started With Chocolatey 4 Business & Jenkins CI

I’ve had an disagreement recently with a colleague about the usage of open-source automation tools, especially Chocolatey in Business environments. A key point of this argument was the integration of new open source tools into long-existing, mostly commercial software based workflows.

One of the main reasons to use Chocolatey in an organization is its ability to integrate seamlessly with already existing automation infrastructure.