Hello, I'm Jason
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?
The past few days I’ve had a hardware theme. I’m going to stick with the theme with this latest post. COVID-19 has surely inspired me to clean out my office and straighten things up. I came across so many old DVDs, CDs, and even floppy disks. I’d check each and if the files were worth saving, I’d copy them to my cloud storage, which happens to be OneDrive, and then toss the storage medium. I came across a bunch of 3.5” floppy disks that I wasn’t sure what they contained. Since I was intrigued, I decided to see if I could find a USB floppy disk drive. Sure enough, Amazon had one that was supported on Windows 10:Read More
One of the tasks I had while being in quarantine was to recover my aunt’s hard drive. My old docking station, which was an original USB dock, would not support SATA drives. Rather, it was SCSI only. So, I headed out to Amazon to find something that would satisfy the need. I came across a USB-C and USB 3 Cable Matters SATA docking station for both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives.Read More
The kids have had to stay home since mid-March due to COVID-19. Each of them had their own machine to do work. The boys were taking turns sharing an old Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 that was 6 years old. As I prepared the laptop for its initial use, I noticed that the battery wasn’t taking a charge. Looking at the Lenovo site, most of the parts could no longer be found. Sure I could get a used battery off of eBay, but I began searching Amazon. I found a compatible L12M4P21 laptop battery on Amazon:Read More
As browsers have evolved over the years, security has tightened and the ability to perform certain actions has changed. Browsers have long supported a new, standard API, called
ClipboardEvent. However, most browsers did not widely support
I’ve been using the Copy as Markdown browser extension quite a bit lately. It’s great I’m trying to capture existing website pages and convert them to Markdown. While it was meant just to copy single links or images as Markdown, It has really been expanded to copy entire content pages as Markdown. It handles nearly all of the common text formatting such as italic, bold,
inline code. It also handles code blocks, ordered and unordered lists, headings, links and images. It also claims to have table support, but I’ve had issues with it working properly.
On Friday, I had blogged about how Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer had an issue with the Copy URL functionality. I found out late last night that this has been resolved in version 1.13.1 which is available immediately by visiting https://github.com/microsoft/AzureStorageExplorer/releases and will be propagated to the Windows Update servers within the next 12-24 hours.Read More
Back on May 9th, I posted about a limitation with GitHub Pages. As of that time, I was unaware of an effort, first documented on April 27th, to use GitHub Actions to deploy a Jekyll site to GitHub Pages. After looking into this more, this will allow you to use Jekyll 4, some of the Jekyll 4 enhancements and even include unsupported Jekyll plugins. Be sure to check it out.Read More