Category Archives: Reference

Short references for personal… reference. Basically a howto for the tech-savvy.

AWS RDS IAM Login pitfalls and checklist

So, you’re struggling with your IAM role login? psql: error: FATAL: password authentication failed for user “mydbuser”psql: error: FATAL: PAM authentication failed for user “mydbuser” This list is specifically for PostgreSQL, accessed by ECS containers and developers, but most of it would apply to any IAM compatible setup. First, check that you have allowed IAM […]

Office Volume License Keys (VLK)

I keep having to look these up, so I stored them here. Office 2019 Product KMS Client Setup Key Office Professional Plus 2019 NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP Office Standard 2019 6NWWJ-YQWMR-QKGCB-6TMB3-9D9HK Project Professional 2019 B4NPR-3FKK7-T2MBV-FRQ4W-PKD2B Project Standard 2019 C4F7P-NCP8C-6CQPT-MQHV9-JXD2M Visio Professional 2019 9BGNQ-K37YR-RQHF2-38RQ3-7VCBB Visio Standard 2019 7TQNQ-K3YQQ-3PFH7-CCPPM-X4VQ2 Access 2019 9N9PT-27V4Y-VJ2PD-YXFMF-YTFQT Excel 2019 TMJWT-YYNMB-3BKTF-644FC-RVXBD Outlook 2019 7HD7K-N4PVK-BHBCQ-YWQRW-XW4VK PowerPoint 2019 […]

Finding and killing stuck or mistyped postgresql queries

I’ve found these useful during development: Listing running queries: SELECT pid, now() – pg_stat_activity.query_start AS duration, query FROM pg_stat_activity WHERE state = ‘active’ AND pid <> pg_backend_pid(); Listing queries that have run for more than a full minute: SELECT pid, now() – pg_stat_activity.query_start AS duration, query FROM pg_stat_activity WHERE state = ‘active’ AND pid <> […]

Web Echo Service for developers

I recently had need of a service that would return your exact query to you for web client (or proxy) development purposes, in a case where using Fiddler, Wireshark, tcpdump was proving difficult for various reasons. The solution became the C-Net Echo Service, available at (and over plain HTTP if you need it). […]

Generating a C# library from swagger.json using Docker for Windows

Just a short reference for myself (and maybe for you). How to run Docker for Windows, mount a local file system drive inside of the container, grab the swagger.json file off of a URL, and generate a library: Using swagger-codegen-cli (old): docker run -it -v //c/temp/swagger:/local –network host –rm swaggerapi/swagger-codegen-cli generate -i “” -l csharp […]

Remote Desktop (RDP) to a computer that’s enrolled in Azure AD

If you attempt to connect to a machine that’s enrolled in Azure AD from a workstation that’s not part of the domain, like your desktop or laptop at home, you’ve likely encountered this issue. Firstly, we should get a few basics out of the way. You need a correct username and password. When your user […]

curl SSL fails even with ca-certificates installed

curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificateMore details here: So curl fails to access sites over https, even if ca-certificates is installed in your Docker container? You need to force a certificate rehash. Why this is not done by default escapes me. /usr/bin/c_rehash curl should be happy now. Enjoy!