Typing special characters in Google Cloud Shell

If you happen to use a Mac based keyboard and Google Cloud Shell you might be facing some issues when typing special chars such as \, |. There is a simple fix, that'll get you going. Hit the cog on the left upper side in Cloud Shell: Settings option in Cloud ShellSelect…

Hibernate ORM with Cloud Spanner

Google just released beta support for Cloud Spanner dialect for Hibernate ORM. This enables Java (and other JVM based languages) developers integrating their applications directly with Cloud Spanner and helps them to increase productivity. Support for Hibernate ORM is built on top of the open source Cloud Spanner JDBC driver.…

Rethink. Reset. Restart.

Rethink.In May I started my journey with HorseAnalytics serving as their CTO. Just a couple of weeks into my tenure the unthinkable happened: money ran out and we were not able to secure bridge funding to see the motion we already set into motion to an end. I learned…

Visio stencils for Azure

Yes. Visio is still a thing. To draw expressive diagrams with the correct visual representation of the underlying services you need to have access to quality stencils. There is the Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI Symbol / Icon Set - SVG from Microsoft of course but I stumbled across a LinkedIn…

Update DigitalOcean DNS entry on DHCP bind

Many use services like DynDNS to make systems behind a dail-up or dynamic line accessible from the outside. But if your primary DNS is hosted somewhere else (e.g. Azure DNS or some other provider) and this provider offers APIs to interact with the domain records, it is pretty easy…