Top 10 posts for October 2017
I put together the occasional "link dump" post where I drop a series of links that I've had open in tabs that are of interest to me, and that I think may be of interest to others. In a semi-related way, I've been looking at the most visited pages on here through Google Analytics and thought I'd share that as it might highlight some posts that are of interest to others. It'll be interesting, for me, to look back at these posts over time and see if the mix of interest changes at all. Because GA is "whole site" it also pulls in things like the home page and the about me page. I'll be stripping these out, so along with the fact that these are only the top 10 posts out of all posts that get visits, the numbers won't add up to 100%. The list is from most visited (at the top), to least visited (at the bottom)
- 2017-08 update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update ("1607") breaks WSUS (17%)
The first post that I wrote on the 2017-08 Windows 10 update and the WSUS misery it caused, and clearly the most popular by far. As I say about its sibling, below, hopefully this one will drop off in popularity sooner rather than later!
- 2017-08 update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update ("1607") breaks WSUS - FIXED (5%)
The fact that this is still coming up shows that either (a) the error code(s) are very generic, or (b) there are a lot of people out there deploying updates slowly to their infrastructure. With a bit of luck, this one will drop off soon
- Sticky Pineapple Chicken (5%)
A post from my recipe blog, where you start with a whole pineapple, some chicken and some other odds and ends and end up with a halved, carved out pineapple filled with tasty goodness. What's not to like, eh?
- Creating an Azure function that triggers when a blob is uploaded - Publishing to Azure from Visual Studio 2017 (4.5%)
More popular than the other post from this series about Azure Functions, perhaps there's an information gap out there in this area and my post is filling that? Or, it might just be luck. It seems strange that a later post that really requires the information that went before it, is more popular
- Creating a site-to-site VPN between Azure and a Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway (USG) (3.5%)
One of the areas that I've been topping up my knowledge on is Azure so finding a way to combine that with my shiny new(ish!) UniFi kit was a great opportunity. This post covers creating a VPN between an Azure VNET and a UniFi USG, allowing for secure communcation between Azure VMs and on-site equipment
- Creating an Azure function that triggers when a blob is uploaded - Creating and running in Visual Studio 2017 (3.5%)
Part of a series of posts (another part appears further up the list) triggered by some of my exploration of Azure Functions and the awesomeness that they are. This one covers using the Visual Studio 2017 tooling for writing and running a function, which works a treat
- Interviewing with Microsoft (3%)
I interviewed with Microsoft, in Reading, a while back and this is a write-up of that experience. It was very valuable to me as it gave me a run-through of some of the knowledge/skill gaps I had, which I've been striving to fill as a way to better myself
- Authenticating Ubiquiti UniFi VPN users against a domain using RADIUS (3%)
One of the first things I wanted to do with the UniFi kit was reinstate my ability to VPN into home when I needed to, but, as I have a Windows AD domain here, I really wanted to have a "UniFi-ed" login. Getting the UniFi USG to talk to my AD servers was the way forward here
- Who you know, versus what you know (2.5%)
A piece I wrote that talks through the roles and opportunities I've had in my professional career and the fact that the people I know have helped at every step along the way. What you know is vital, but who you know certainly can help, a lot!
- Replacing our home WiFi with Ubiquiti UniFi (2%)
A breakdown of the UniFi kit we purchased and how we used it to make our home network truly a thing of awesomeness
At a rough total of 50%, it looks like these ten pages account for half of the page views that GA gives metrics for. I wonder if these proportions are representative of most personal blogs?
My skillset has matured somewhat since then, which you'll probably see from the posts here. You can read a bit more about me on the about page of the site, or check out some of the other posts on my areas of interest.