Learn how to automate some basic software engineering and life tasks using external libraries, bash functions, and aliases.

What makes sense to automate and why?

Should you automate everything you can?

All these questions and more are answered here.  

You probably know that Azure Container Registry enables you to store and manage container images securely, but did you know it can also be used as a part of your DevOps pipelines?

Jeremy Likness shows Scott Hanselman how ACR can manage your images and even build them for you in the cloud.

Time index:

  • 0:00 – Overview
  • 1:57 – Generating a Dockerfile and building a container
  • 6:24 – Running the container with Azure Container Instances
  • 10:17 – Using container images in ACR as part of a build pipeline
  • 13:05 – Wrap-up

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In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to use Microsoft Power Automate to create automated workflows. Streamline repetitive tasks and paperless processes with Microsoft Power Automate—so you can focus your attention where it’s needed most.

Video index:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:43 How to get Microsoft Power Automate / Flow
  • 3:29 Power Automate home page
  • 4:04 Create a flow using a template
  • 6:58 View and manage all of my flows
  • 8:50 Create an automated flow from blank
  • 10:05 Create an instant flow from blank
  • 12:10 Create a scheduled flow from blank
  • 14:28 UI and business process flows
  • 16:00 Templates
  • 16:29 Connectors
  • 16:49 Wrap up

The Hook Up puts 10 indoor cameras to the test to figure out which one gives the most features while retaining your privacy.

My top 3 choices for those without the ability (or desire) to block cameras from the internet:

  1. EufyCam Pan & Tilt (Ships June): https://www.eufylife.com/activities/indoorcampreorder 
  2. IoTeX UCAM (Ships July): https://ucam.iotex.io/ 
  3. WyzeCam V2 (Shipping Now): https://amzn.to/2ZVdTWZ

Lex Fridman interviews Paul Krugman in the latest episode of his podcast.

Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner in economics, professor at CUNY, and columnist at the New York Times. His academic work centers around international economics, economic geography, liquidity traps, and currency crises. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
3:44 – Utopia from an economics perspective
4:51 – Competition
6:33 – Well-informed citizen
7:52 – Disagreements in economics
9:57 – Metrics of outcomes
13:00 – Safety nets
15:54 – Invisible hand of the market
21:43 – Regulation of tech sector
22:48 – Automation
25:51 – Metric of productivity
30:35 – Interaction of the economy and politics
33:48 – Universal basic income
36:40 – Divisiveness of political discourse
42:53 – Economic theories
52:25 – Starting a system on Mars from scratch
55:11 – International trade
59:08 – Writing in a time of radicalization and Twitter mobs