Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Remembering 9/11 on this 20th Anniversary

I’ve posted numerous times before about the 9/11 tragic events. Please take time to remember those that have lost their lives in the events of September 11, 2001.

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Amazon Announces New Fire TV Products

Yesterday, Amazon released several new Fire TV products including a brand new Fire TV Stick and their first self-branded smart televisions.

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Announcing TechBash 2022

Last week, we had announced that TechBash 2021 would be postponed. Today I’m happy to announce that we will be back at the Kalahari next November. Here is the full post from techbash.com:

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Hiring an Azure DevOps Engineer

I’m hiring a DevOps Engineer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. We’re looking for someone interested in creating, modifying, and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines within Azure DevOps. This individual will also help to maintain the Azure environments setup by the pipelines and will be using infrastructure-as-code.

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TechBash 2021 Has Been Postponed

Last year, we had to cancel TechBash 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this year is no different. Due to the increase in positive cases in Pennsylvania and the continued threat and spread of the Delta variant, we’ve decided that it’s best to put safety first. We’re extremely disappointed in the fate of this year’s event but know we’ll be able to see you all in person soon enough. We’d prefer to be in an environment were there is little concern for spreading of the virus.

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Enabling GodMode for Windows 10

Windows 10 has a special mode that has been coined “GodMode”. This mode enables several features such as administrative tools, Internet options, network and sharing center options, power options, programs and features, troubleshooting, user accounts, and more.

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Quality Assurance Test Engineer Openings

I’m hiring a Quality Assurance Test Engineer for our growing team. This position is for biBERK, a direct insurance company. I’m looking for a QA Test Engineer who can demonstrate experience with both manual and automated testing. Anyone with experience in Test Automation Center (TAC), Selenium, SpecFlow, Gherkin, Postman, and other automated tools should apply. Many of our back office applications have either a Microsoft SQL server or Cosmos DB data store and either an ASP.NET MVC or Angular front end. As we continue to revamp our applications, we’re automating more and more tests as we move to continuous integration and deployment.

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Vulnerability Discovered in Azure Cosmos DB

On August 12th, Microsoft became aware of a vulnerability in Azure Cosmos DB. The vulnerability could potentially expose the primary keys for Azure Cosmos DB data stores. It was reported through an external security researcher in confidence so at the time of this post, there’s no known exploits of information. The discovery explained that the primary read-write keys for the account can be exposed through Jupyter notebooks. This flaw has been fixed. To regenerate your keys, you should follow the doc found on the Microsoft site here.

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Remove git-lfs from Repository

Earlier this year, I wrote about adding git-lfs to a project. If you are pushing code to a third party such as GitHub, they may have storage limitations and you may incur unexpected costs.

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Tech Event Listings Updated

As we approach the fall, many organizations are adding additional conferences and seminars. Some of the highlights for this fall include TechBash, Adobe MAX, and Google Cloud NEXT. Be sure to bookmark my events page as I frequently update what events are happening and where. As always, if I’m missing an event, please contact me and I’ll be sure to review and add the event.

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