Quick and simple screen recording and editing on Windows 10

Without needing to install any 3rd party tools you can create and edit screen recordings in a few simple steps. I recently starting speaking at local usergroups and conferences and wanted to record videos of some of my demos as a back up. I know there are very popular and fully featured tools such as Camtasia but I just wanted some basic screen recording and didn't want to have to buy and learn a new tool for such a basic requirement. Not many people know there is a capability of recording your screen built into Windows 10 and as of the Fall Creators Update (released Oct 2017) you can also do…

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Generating Kubernetes configuration files using Kubectl

When you're new to Kubernetes creating the Kubernetes configuration files starting with a blank editor window can be quite daunting. One option is to copy an existing file from somewhere and editing it but this can be problematic as there may be alot of noise or perhaps old API versions neither of which are helpful when you're just starting out. A handy tip is to use the Kubectl (the Kubernetes CLI) to generate a minimal configuration file for you. This will ensure the file is matched to the version of Kubernetes you're using and shouldn't contain too much extraneous information. Using the -o…

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Minikube on Windows stops responding

This is a quick post to try and help anyone else who runs into an issue with Minikube on Windows suddenly not responding to commands. The solution is actually quite straightforward and in fact in the documentation (I did RTFM and had previously recreated the hyper-v switch which solved the issue for a little while) TL;DR Jump straight to the solution below Minikube is a fantastic tool for trying out Kubernetes without needing to have a full blown cluster at your disposable. I talk about and use Minikube as part of a talk I give around Kubernetes and recently I've run into an issue where Miniku…

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Asp.net Core 2.0 Identity with multiple OIDC providers

I ran into an issue working on an OpenId Connect (OIDC) project recently and it turned out to be due to my usage rather than a bug, however I don't think it was obvious what I was doing wrong. Once I found out the answer I wanted to use this blog post to record it here in case I run into it again in future and if it helps someone else then that's great too. I was adding multiple OpenId Connect configurations to a brand new ASP.net Core 2.0 project and depending on which endpoint I clicked on I was seeing a rather unhelpful error message. The relevant Startup.cs snippet was services…

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