Pi Progress

The past week has brought several positive developments in my effort to build a fully functional Pi-based weather station. The short version is that everything works…kind of. Let’s start with power. My goal is to have a self-powered weather station running off a solar battery rig. I’m happy to say that last week I got … Continue reading “Pi Progress”

Cross-Post: Convert Adv Ediscovery Exports to .pst

A couple of months ago a colleague of mine posted a piece on how to convert Advanced eDiscovery exports from their native format to .pst format. The issue had come up a couple of times when, in order to ingest content into a third-party tool, the .pst format was either required or preferred. Props to … Continue reading “Cross-Post: Convert Adv Ediscovery Exports to .pst”

Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)

One of my longer-term side projects is to build a weather station. For starters, I belong to a kayaking club, with a boathouse on the water, and one of the chief concerns of paddlers is the weather conditions, especially wind speed and direction. Additionally, as I’ve been studying Microsoft Azure for a while now, I’ve … Continue reading “Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)”

Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut

This is easy-peasy, and also limited to a specific audience. However, we are all about automation here are Rancho Techlemode, so what the heck! With Coronavirus and COVID 19 rapidly escalating, the exhortation to “wash your hands” is often repeated. Social media posts recommend specific songs to sing along to, to make the minimum 20 … Continue reading “Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut”

Communication Compliance

One of the new – err, improved – services announced for Microsoft 365 is Communication Compliance. Extending on its predecessor, Supervision, Communication Compliance supports organizations’ needs to monitor email and chats between employees, as well as with external parties, with new machine-learning (ML) capabilities for detecting threatening language or sensitive data. Communication Compliance is located … Continue reading “Communication Compliance”

Azure Action Group Notifications

AvaNotify iOS Lock Screen

Here’s something simple yet vital that I set up in one of my Azure subscriptions recently: Action Group Notifications. Action Groups in Azure are re-usable objects capable of taking a variety of actions. In my example, I’ve set up a notification via text and email, but actions can also include Azure Functions, Logic Apps, webhooks, … Continue reading “Azure Action Group Notifications”