Alexandar Tzanov's Personal Blog

Author: Alexandar Tzanov

  • How to fix Microsoft Surface 3 pen?

    If you have Microsoft Surface pen for Surface 3 / Pro 3 and it stops work, there are several reasons this might be happening. Here I am going to talk about the batteries. That is right, plural – batteries. This particular pen has three batteries in it – one AAAA battery, and two 319 button […]

  • How to redirect to WWW using JavaScript?

    Redirecting to a sub-domain, like “WWW” or another one, can be a choice or a way to solve a problem. Below is a way to do so using vanilla JavaScript, but before just performing a redirect we need to factor in items like protocol, navigation path, query strings, anchors (hash), and site environment. Let’s look […]

  • Luigi’s Mansion

    Luigi’s Mansion

    I am watching my wife play Luigi’s Mansion and I can’t but not wonder – Is Luigi’s Mention Nintendo’s take on Capcom’s Resident Evil? They are similar – wondering around a mansion, lone hero, ghosts instead of zombies, looking for keys! Nintendo’s version is just more … family friendly.

  • Connect WordPress to Azure MySQL DB using a secure connection.

    A quick description on how to connect your WordPress instance to an Azure MySQL instance using secure connection.

  • My Theories about Raised by Wolves

    After finishing the sixth episode in season 2 of Raised by Wolves – The Tree, I have some theories on what might be going one. So far everything has been a collection of mysteries and exploration. But, after seeing how the sea creatures interacted with Tempest and her baby, the result of contact with a […]

  • How to save on your Google Cloud Storage bill

    I use Google Cloud to host a static website. I deploy that particular website to App Engine via a Cloud Build process. To run the Cloud Build process, I use two separate triggers – one for the main branch and one for the developer branch of a Git repository. Cloud Build provides convenience because it […]

  • Have a listen to the Serverless Programming episode from the Fragmented podcast

    The Serverless Programing episode from the Fragmented podcast is an excellent episode on starting and selling projects as a side or a hobby activity. It does not encompass everything, but it offers a good mindset on how to look at the success or failure of side projects. In addition, the episode talks about serverless architecture and how […]

  • What is Aperture

    I have been hearing the term aperture for years now. I knew it was something to do with a camera’s lens and in particular its iris. But that is as far as my knowledge on the subject extended. With the daily use of a smartphones’ camera, which has a fixed aperture, I was not interested in finding […]

  • Rain, rain, and more rain

    It has been raining all night and all day, and it’s supposed to continue raining through tomorrow.  I am glad we don’t have a basement to worry about anyone more. I do enjoy listening to the frogs croaking. Thought, here they sound more like they are chirping.

  • My afternoon got flipped

    My activity plan for the afternoon was to remove several overgrown bushes, maybe cut the grass, it takes me only an hour. I was also going to replace several boards on the fence, and deal with fire ants. In other words – yard work. That quest line did not last. Actually it did not start […]