How to Set Up a Second IP on a Windows Azure VM Without PowerShell

When you create a Windows virtual machine in Azure, a network interface card is automatically set up with a private and public IP address assigned to it. You might want to host another website with its own IP to make SSL binding easier. To configure a new IP, you must…

How to Set Up an SSL Certificate on an Azure IIS VM Without Powershell

I recently moved a website from an Azure app service that was costing way too much for a small WordPress site to a virtual machine that gave me more control and cost less money every month. A virtual machine for a small site costs less but takes much more setup…

Why Chrome Responds with The SSL Certificate Used to Load Resources Will Be Distrusted in M70

If you’ve looked at your site from Chrome Developer Tools and use an SSL certificate that you purchased from Symantec, you probably see the following warning: The SSL certificate used to load resources from https://xxxxxx.com will be distrusted in M70. Once distrusted, users will be prevented from loading these resources.…

Building Stable, Successful Cryptocurrency Applications for ICO Investors

Need someone to write your ICO white paper? Contact meĀ at jennifer pinkhatcode.com. In Jan 2017, Bitcoin’s value was approximately $950. Cryptocurrency was expected to increase in popularity, but few investors expected the astronomical increase to almost $20,000 in December 2017. Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency provide investors with unfathomable profits…

Word document to HTML

How to Convert Word Document Text to HTML in C#

In the last article, I showed you how to extract images from a Word document. In this article, I’m going to use some of the same code and expand it to detect text formatting. I’ll then turn the formatting into HTML. I recently did a project for Envato called WordPress…

How to Extract Images from a Word Document using OpenXML and C#

I created a tool called WordPress Auto Publisher that extracts content from a Word document and uploads it to a user’s WordPress blog. One thing I had to include was extraction of images from a document to then upload to my customers’ blog, because images improve any blog post. I…

Create a reddit bot

How to Write a Reddit Bot in C# using RedditSharp

Reddit bots are small programs that automatically respond to comments in any given Reddit sub. If you’re a frequent Redditor, you’ve probably seen a bot. They can be annoying at times, but they can also be fun. If you own a sub or want to create a bot, you can…

Apple and iCloud security breach

Countdown to iCloud Hacker Threats — Will 300 Million iCloud Accounts Be Wiped?

Quietly, a group of hackers called the Turkish Crime Family announced on Twitter that they plan to factory reset 300 million iCloud accounts on April 7th. The news hasn’t been widely spread, mainly because there is a question of the data’s legitimacy. They’ve demanded $70,000 from Apple, but Apple seems…

captcha helps avoid spam email

Avoiding the Captcha Scammer at Upwork

Catpchas are those images that display words, numbers or letters used to filter out spammers. When you submit a form on a website, you have probably run into a captcha once or twice. Some of them are easy to decipher while others are hard to read. The images are obscured…

programming and devops

Why is It So Hard to Start a DevOps Team?

Development and Operations don’t normally get along with each other. It’s a fairly new concept to have the two IT types mingle together and form a team. It’s an amazing combination though, as long as the team works well together. The problem I’ve seen in most teams, however, is that…