Cloud: Free Up Yourself

Yesterday I was on one of the panels of the Trinidad and Tobago Big Data Forum 2021. The BDF was run from the Trinidad and Tobago United Nation’s office. It comprised of a series of sessions over the course of two days. The session I was part of was titled “Azure: Platform of Intelligence & […]

Disaster Recovery

We watched in horror as our neighbour’s SUV was pushed down the road by the flood. Having seen this kind of thing on screens before, witnessing it so close was a different matter entirely. There’s an instinct some people have to stick their hand into a burning flame to save a grain of rice. It’s […]

Along came a squid

Explore Tobago – Underwater. That’s the whole idea. Last year, marine researchers out of Trinidad and Tobago produced some amazing imagery capturing numerous locations off the coast of Tobago. Their project is called the Maritime Ocean Collection and it features many 360-degree images. So with the right device, you could look all around in a […]

Back to the Sky: Processing Satellite Data Using Cloud Computing

From time to time, I work with researchers on projects outside of the day to day, forms-over-databases stuff. Mind you, I like a nice form over a cool data repository as much as the next guy, but it’s definitely cool to stretch your arms and do something more. So, when Dr. Ogundipe approached me about […]

Funky Azure Functions

Let’s talk about watering plants. When I was younger, in my family, I was assigned the task of watering the flowering plants around the house. Thinking back on it now, there was easily 50 plants of all shapes and sizes. So, I would have to shuffle around the yard, bucket in hand, dipping and watering. […]

Provisioning some test storage accounts for class

I wanted to create a few storage accounts for students in my class to complete an assignment featuring Event Sourcing and Material Views. So, here’s what I did. Download/install the latest azure command line interface (cli). (While doing this, I realized I could have just used the cloud shell. I soldiered on with the dl) […]