In a recent post I talked about how great MySQL Workbench is. A few days later, I discovered a Visual Studio Code extension simply called MySQL. It is not as robust in some ways as Workbench (e.g. bulk importing and exporting).Continue Reading Visual Studio Code: MySQL Extension
There are a handful of tools in Microsoft 365 to help you with information protection. Which one is the best option will depend on the scenario you will need to use it for. Once you’ve identified sensitive data using one of these tools, you can use it apply compliance rules like blocking sharing outside the organization or retaining for a certain number of years.Continue Reading Microsoft 365: Tools for Recognizing Sensitive Data
The stylus extension is a new addition to my browser (Edge, available for all Chromium browsers). The core idea: it allows for changing stylesheets on websites while you browse without actually changing the server.
This might be because it’s a website you don’t own. Get really annoyed at the new Twitter font (I actually really like it)? Write your own stylesheet so that whenever you’re browsing you see something else.Continue Reading Browser Extension: Stylus
This site is now ryanrobinson.technology instead of alliterationapplications.com. I felt that it was more representative of what this site has evolved to become. It is a repository of my technology knowledge and experience. It isn’t just about the rare freelance work that I do under the Alliteration Applications banner. Many of the blog posts came from personal study, personal projects, and (generalized versions of) work done within a full-time job – not from Alliteration Applications at all.Continue Reading Domain Change
You know what desktop app made the largest improvement to my workflows when I discovered it? Not Visual Studio Code, as much as my writing sometimes hypes it up as my preferred text editor. There were already good text editors.
No, the desktop tool that made the biggest improvement to my workflows was MySQL Workbench. If you work with MySQL databases at all, this will make your life so much easier than navigating those databases in a command line.Continue Reading MySQL Workbench
Have you ever wanted to test out a Drupal module without actually installing it on your site? SimplyTest.Me is the answer. All you have to do is pick a module or theme, including a specific version, that you want to test and it will generate a sandbox site for you to check it out. It’s fairly comprehensive and spins up the sandbox within a few minutes.Continue Reading SimplyTest.Me: Drupal Project Test
I’ve written before about Visual Studio Code, my preferred text editor. One of the great things about VS Code is the large number of extensions that are available, while continuing to be a lightweight and efficient program even with lots of extensions installed.
Here are some of my favourite VS Code extensions in my workflow:Continue Reading Visual Studio Code: Favourite Extensions
I personally have not used Microsoft Teams as a phone system. My employers have stuck completely with Internet-based communications, mostly to others in the same organization. But if you want to integrate your organization’s phone system into Teams and have your phone calls ring through in Teams, that’s absolutely possible.
Here’s an introduction on some of the things to consider:Continue Reading Microsoft Teams: Phone Numbers
What if you need to partition your organization so that some members of your tenant cannot communicate with others in Teams? For example, maybe you have interns who you do want to have Teams access but not to any sensitive information.
Information barriers are the solution you need. You can block interaction across the barriers so that the interns cannot see any content from anybody else or vice versa.Continue Reading Microsoft Teams: Information Barriers