Edi Wang

.NET and Azure Developer

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System Fonts on Azure App Service for Linux

In early this year, I am upgrading my Captcha library, the code that renders text on images blow up when running under Azure App Service for Linux. I can tell from the error message that the font I am using is not installed on Azure App Service's hosting machine. To fix this, I need to find out what fonts are there in Azure App Service for Linux. Let's see how to do it. …
Azure Linux

Get Transcription from Twitter Space using Azure Speech Service

Although Twitter Space audio recording has it's own transcription, it is sometimes incorrectly recognizing wrong languages. For example, English content are producing Chinese transcription (not translation), and not even the English transcription make sense. Let's see how we can get a correct transcription using Azure. …
Azure AI

How to Add Parameters for 'npm install' in Azure DevOps

Recently my Azure DevOps build pipeline failed because Azure is using npm 8.x, which will have issue for angular projects when running `npm install`.  This is a known issue which can be solved by using `--legacy-peer-deps` or `--force` for the `npm install` command. However, Azure DevOps's npm task does not take parameters by default. Let's see how we can use these parameters in Azure DevOps. …
Azure DevOps NPM

Adding Azure Cache for Redis in My Elf Project

ASP.NET Core Memory cache has its own limits. It is difficult to scale in a cloud environment with multiple instances. Azure Cache for Redis provides a fully managed distributed cache service for cloud applications. It is built on top of Redis, a popular cache and messaging product. Integrating Redis into cloud applications can improve performance and scalability. …
Azure Redis

Automated Deployment Script with Azure CLI and PowerShell Core

My blog project, "Moonglade", is optimized for running on Microsoft Azure. It can combine up to 14 Azure services together for a full deployment, manually setup is difficult and takes time. I chose Azure CLI with PowerShell Core to write a deployment script that enables a quick on-board experience to setup Moonglade in 10 minutes with minimal Azure Services. Let's see how it is done. …
SQL Server Azure App Service

How to Print Borderless Photos on Cannon MG2580s

I have a Cannon MG2580s printer, it can print 4x6 inch (10x15cm) A6 size photos, but with ugly white borders even the printing software is set to borderless. This is because this model of printer does not support borderless printing on hardware level, it's not a software or settings issue.  I've come up with a workaround that can produce borderless photo printing. …
Printer