For the past three years I have run this blog off of the Ghost CMS platform, and it has been good to me. I backed Ghost on Kickstarter way back in its infancy, I stuck with it through the good times and the bad, sadly however my time with the platform has come to an end. But why?
The last time I played Warhammer 40000 I was 15 years old give or take. We played about once a month on a pool table in my friend’s basement with half painted armies, makeshift terrain and more house rules than i care to remember. Fast forward a few years and I have a friend who dearly wants to pick up the game again and thats enough of an excuse for me. The problem, i need an army ready in a months time.
There is a strange gap in the documentation for Azure Application Gateways around that famous Microsoft afterthought, SSL offload. Specifically, I am talking about what to do when an SSL certificate expires which if you are following best practices will be every year or two.
This post is a brief PSA. For anyone adjusting from an L1-B visa to Green Card via meeting a wonderful American guy/girl (i.e. marriage) your package to USCIS should look a little like this:
OK, someone at Microsoft really dropped the ball with this one. HTTP to HTTPS redirection is one of those things that everyone needs to do, and in fact everyone should do (seriously, there is no excuse for unencrypted HTTP now, stop it).
Backing up to Azure Blob Storage is great, especially if like me you use Ola Hallengren’s amazing (and free) jobs to backup MS SQL Server (and if you don’t, I recommend you do, find out more here). What is not quite so awesome is cleaning up old files. Blobs do not behave like files, and certainly if you use Ola’s jobs setting the cleanup time when using a URL for the backup destination will cause the backup to fail. There is however hope, because we can do our cleanup using PowerShell!
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