Bringing up a new Azure VM Instance of Kali Linux in 2021

You might notice something is amiss when you set up a new Kali Linux VM from the Azure VM Marketplace… anthturner@mykalibox:~$ sudo apt update Get:1 kali-rolling InRelease [30.6 kB]Err:1 kali-rolling InRelease The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG ED444FF07D8D0BF6 Kali Linux Repository <> This is happening because between the release of the Kali Rolling […]

Razer Huntsman Elite Media Key Issues

I will admit to having a weakness for quality PC peripherals, from mechanical keyboards to 4K monitors and everything in between. I recently decided to take a dive into the Cult of Razer by overhauling my mismatched setup of variously branded bits and unify everything under the 3 snakes. The hardware has been great, although […]

TP-Link Smart Device C# Library

In recent months, I’ve taken a liking to the idea of using Home Automation more regularly. This means I’ve bought a truckload of hardware and have been now saddled with the gargantuan task of designing my interactions to my liking. As part of doing this, I decided to take one subset of my hardware — […]

Transforming the Course

One of my team’s projects made the front page (first ever banner allowed above the masthead) of the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. WSJ Custom Studios has put together a media-enhanced explanation of how immersive and analytics technology can and have played a role in the design and play of a golf course. It’s […]

Encryption Basics & Azure Key Vault, 8/1/16

I’ll be returning to speak at the Redmond .NET Developers’ Association on August 1st, 2016. Learn how to explain the importance of data security to your coworkers and/or managers. In addition, learn about how to approach this sophisticated issue using a Microsoft Azure technology, Azure Key Vault. Hope to see you there!

MySpace, LinkedIn, TeamViewer, Oh My!

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen security vulnerabilities or leaks of three prominent web service companies pop up across the Internet. MySpace.Com was hacked back in 2013, and a cache of user information appeared on the black market last week. This included the usernames, e-mail addresses, and at least one SHA-1 hashed password of over 360 million […]

MuzikHack, April 23-24, Vancouver B.C

I’ll be in Vancouver this weekend with some other great Microsoft engineers, working with the awesome guys at Muzik to introduce some eager hackers to the Muzik convertible wireless headphones. I’ll also be teaching a quick course in what has become my new favorite mobile-enabling technology, Apache Cordova (as well as TACO, the Tools for Apache COrdova […]

Decoded Open Source Conference, May 2016

Microsoft’s own John Shewchuk has put together a new video series called “Decoded”, where John takes a look at some best practices for open source software from the mouths of the people who know best… the software’s designers. In honor of this new show, a conference will be held at University College of Dublin, Ireland in the […]

Azure Key Vault Manager

Over the last several months, I’ve been doing a lot of work with Azure Key Vault, one of Microsoft’s new Azure service offerings. While I do really like the concept, I’ve never been a Powershell fan for simple maintenance tasks. Unfortunately, right now the only management option for Key Vault is via Powershell cmdlets. I decided […]