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Install apps on Windows without Microsoft Store

Posted 19th October 2021


How can you install Microsoft Store apps on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 machine if your administrator has blocked Windows Store?

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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 11

Posted 14th October 2021

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With the release of Windows 11 comes a vastly easier method for installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on your PC.

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MyGov versus the Service Victoria app

Posted 12th October 2021

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My experience adding my COVID-19 vaccination digital certificate to the Service Victoria app on an Android phone. It took a few goes.

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Skip cells when running Jupyter Notebook scripts

Posted 27th September 2021

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There is a surprisingly simple way to turn off specific cells in Jupyter Notebook without having to manually comment-out chunks of code.

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Connect to GitHub via SSH on Linux

Posted 15th September 2021

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If you’re tired of entering a username and password each time you push to a GitHub repository on the command line, a secure method for bypassig this is to set-up a connection using a set of SSH keys.

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Calculating “Feels Like” Temperatures

Posted 18th August 2021

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Use the Aeris Weather API to calculate Australian Ambient Temperature (AT) or “feels like” calculations from private weather station data published to PWSweather.

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Creating a custom unique ID in a SharePoint list

Posted 3rd August 2021


Use Power Automate with SharePoint to create a customisable unique ID number in a list that does not rely on secondary lists to work.

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Bounding rectangles in Python OpenCV

Posted 20th July 2021

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There are two methods in OpenCV to derive a bounding rectangle and extract the relevant values of an object or series of objects in an image.

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Use selective criteria to count files in PowerShell

Posted 1st July 2021

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Use Windows PowerShell to easily return some key statistics about the files contained on your computer or network drives using selective criteria.

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Changing date formats in R

Posted 21st June 2021

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Dates come in all sorts of formats, but R generally prefers dates in the format YYYY-MM-DD. Here’s a quick method to convert date formats in R.

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