Shane Bartholomeusz

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Fixed: Configure Visual Studio GIT Proxy Server

Problem

Working in corporate environment can bring it's own set of challenges when setting up tooling. A typical corporate environment will usually contain a Proxy server setup.

If you have encountered the below errors while using the built-in GIT integration with Visual Studio 2019. In this post I'll show you how to fix these issues.

Failed to connect to XXXXX.com port 443: Connection refused

Git failed with a fatal error.

unable to access XXXX

Proxy CONNECT aborted

407: Proxy Authentication Required

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Fixed: Windows Update – There were some problems installing updates (0x80240fff error)

Problem

Have you encountered the dreaded 0x80240fff Windows Update error in Windows 10? In this article I'll show you how to fix the issue.

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240fff)

Windows Update Error (0x80240fff) Screenshot
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Solved: Excel 256 Row Limit in MS Flow

Problem

When processing Excel files containing over within Microsoft Flow, you might notice that only the first 256 rows will be returned …

What The? What's Going On Here?

Microsoft Flow and Excel Logos
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Handling Excel Dates in Microsoft Power Automate

Problem

Dealing with dates can be a real pain in the proverbial sometimes … and Microsoft Power Automate (aka Microsoft Flow) is no exception.

I recently had to bulk load some records from an Excel file into SharePoint Online using Microsoft Power Automate … you'd be forgiven to think that this would be a trivial task … WRONG!

Microsoft Flow and Excel Logos
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How To: Backup Synology NAS to Azure Cloud

Overview

In this article we'll look at how to configure your Synology NAS to backup your data to the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Backup Synology to Azure diagram
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Solved: Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Paused

Problem

I've been using a Samsung Fast Charge wireless charger with my Samsung Galaxy S8 for a while now, and really love the convenience of it.

After using the wireless charger for several months, all of a sudden, one day it stopped working …

I put my phone down on the wireless charger and it would start charging for a few seconds and then stop with the message “paused” on the screen. This cycle would repeat endlessly and the phone would never charge.

Samsung Wireless Fast Charging Paused Screenshot
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How to: Repair Hard Disk Health

Some Background …

All modern spinning hard disks and SSD drives contain S.M.A.R.T technology which enables the monitoring of various hard drive parameters, as a means of checking drive health and predicting failure.

Ordinarily, this information isn’t visible to most end users through the OS, you can however access the S.M.A.R.T metrics of your drive using a tool such as SmartMonTools.

SmartMonTools can be used to monitor hard drive health and also to run various built-in hard drive self-test operations…

Hard Drive Image
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CLOC – Count Lines of Code

Overview

I recently had the requirement to count the number of lines of code for each application that we maintain.

Obviously I didn't want to do this manually … it would have been way to time consuming … so I began searching for solutions.

While looking around I came across a fantastic command line tool called CLOC (Count Lines of Code) on github. This utility does exactly what it says on the tin – it parses your code file to counts the lines of code.

CLOC Screenshot
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ITIL Foundation Exam Study Guide

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ITIL is a well-known and established framework that provides a set of best practices for managing IT services. The ITIL Foundations exam is the entry level exam which aims to provide a general overview of key concepts and terminology of the ITIL framework.

Having just passed the ITIL Foundations Exam I wanted to share my thoughts and tips in this ITIL Foundation exam study guide to help you pass the exam.

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