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?
There are many reasons you may need a website scraper. One of the biggest reasons I use website scrapers is to prevent me from visiting a site to look for something on a regular basis and losing the time spent on that site. For instance, when COVID-19 first hit, I visited the stats page on the Pennsylvania Department of Health each day. Another instance may be to watch for a sale item during Amazon’s Prime Day.Read More
Google is holding their new hardware launch event today at 2pm EDT. Expected to be launched at the event are a new Google Pixel, new Google smart speaker, and a new Google Chromecast. In fact, some stores are already rumored to have the new Chromecast in stock. It will be interesting to see if there will be any other new devices such as a new Google Nest thermostat or updated Google Wi-Fi system.Read More
Last week at Microsoft Ignite, Paul Thurrott discovered a new feature in the latest Windows Insider build called Meet Now. Meet Now is a Skype feature. In this build, some folks are seeing Meet Now appear in their taskbar. To learn more about this, head over to his blog at jasong.us/3kY0Rzl.Read More
With the kids back in school virtually and all using Chromebooks, they frequently run into issues with their Chromebooks simply due to the machines hardware configuration. Most of the Chromebooks that schools are handing out are entry-level devices that are not powerful enough to have a Google Meet live meeting and allow typing in Google Classroom at the same time. So, my daughter decided to start using her own device. Of course, I have certain types of apps blocked using Circle, a parental control and Internet filtering system that happens to have an integration with the Netgear Orbi wifi mesh system.Read More
On Thursday, Amazon held their annual hardware event. They announced several new devices such as new Echo, Echo Show, Eero, and Luna. Several of the items can be pre-ordered. There were also several announcements by Ring, a security company owned by Amazon, including a new at-home drone camera and a new car camera that utilizes the Amazon Sidewalk network. Below you’ll find a list of new or updated devices with their release date, if it’s available:Read More
I had a need the other day to trigger an Azure Logic App from a GitHub pull request that was merged and completed. Unfortunately, Logic Apps continue to have only a handful of pre-defined connectors for GitHub:Read More