Beware of Facebook Phishing scam based on ‘Local’ news


This particular phishing scam is currently in circulation on Facebook. An account will post a clickbait news story, relevant to your local area, designed to cause panic – a child abducted, for example. (I’ve obfuscated the name / photo of this, as it’s likely the account was a compromised account – probably from a similar sort of scam When you click on the post, it takes...

Cosmos DB Change Feed Processed by Azure Functions – Application Insights Telemetry


While working with a Cosmos DB Change Feed processor running as an Azure Function,  I noticed that ‘requests’ are logged as Application Insights telemetry, but show up with no URL, and a response Code of 0. I was able to reproduce this using a lean example, generated from the func new generators. (Code available here: ) I’m trying to figure out why this is, so this is a kind of...

Satay Chicken Recipe


Ingredients Aprox 400g chicken thigh fillets 2tbsp peanut butter (proper stuff – 100% peanuts) 1tbsp dark soy sauce 1tsp honey Splash of boiling water (to help melt the peanut butter / make a ‘creamy’ sauce) 2 spring onions 2 cloves garlic Handful of spinach (or pak choi) To make the marinade Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey in a small bowl. Add a small amount of boiling water if...

How To Make Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona coffee in mason jar

Dalgona coffee is made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes frothy and then adding it to cold or hot milk. It’s surprisingly easy to make. Serves 2 2tbsp instant coffee (I used Nescafe Azera Americano) 2tbsp Sugar (I used golden caster sugar) 2tbsp very hot water Add all 3 ingredients to a bowl, and use an electric whisk for about 30...

‘No resources found’ error when publishing to Azure App Service using Visual Studio 2019


Yesterday, I tried to publish an app to Azure App Service from Visual Studio 2019 (right-click -> publish) (I know, I know… but I just wanted to try this feature out!) I had already set up my Linux App Service Plan (size B1) On clicking publish, and selecting “use existing” I was seeing a rather unhelpful “no resources found” message Of course I’d tried the usual ‘log...