After my MVP award last year, Imposter Syndrome visited and has stayed a while. I’d be lying if I denied wondering about the next renewal date and whether what I’ve done this year is worthy of the MVP award. Being given the award was a massive milestone for me. To be recognised in the community, by my peers as deserving of it, was humbling.
I actually didn’t know that high DPI scaling still existed on Windows 10 until I got a 34" 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.
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.
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.
In the previous post I talked about how to set up the GL.iNet AR300M router to connect to hotel WiFi and be used as a hotspot. While having all of your devices behind a NAT router enhances their security on public WiFi, what are the options if you want to encrypt that outbound connection?
The first ever #BridgeConf was awesome. Really enjoyed presenting to PowerShell peers from the PowerShell Slack / Discord #bridge channel.
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.
Speaking for the first time at PowerShell Conference Europe, in the beautiful Hannover Congress Centrum in Hannover, Germany was a real highlight of my speaking career. No matter how much preparation I put into the talks, none of my demos worked when I arrived!
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.