AWS credentials location for Windows IIS

You’d expect to have the AWS credentials loaded up by your application via %userprofile%\.aws but no, it doesn’t.

I think I’ve spent about 2 hours searching for the solution.  Thanks to some random person, I figured out that you have to place the files here instead:
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.aws\credentials

Now I finally got my ASP .NET Core 6.0 backend API running on my windows server.

Environment Variables -> AWS Parameter Store

After contemplating wether to use Azure’s vault, or AWS’s Secrets Manager, I’ve ended with the choice to use AWS’s Parameter Store.
Simple and clean.

– NuGet required (Amazon.Extensions.Configuration.SystemManager

For the minimal setup this is all you need in your Program.cs
builder.Configuration.AddSystemsManager(“PATH”, TimeSpan.FromDays(X));

I’ve safely stored the DB connection strings, and a few other sensitive data successfully.

New track I finished recently.

Been a while since I’ve finished an original track.  Hard trance on the faster side.  My next plan is to do my very first original Vocal track.  Goal is to get it done by next Summer.  Got too many things to study, and do per usual.

Netflix’s Cyberpunk Edgerunners


I just finally watched Edgerunners via Netflix.
My opinion would most definitely be biased due to being a Cyberpunk 2077 player, BUT I have to say the animation and color/styles they used was enjoyable and artsy.  Dark story all the way, just the way it was supposed to be.

Low Poly Earth

Todays’ Blender study/practice.   Low poly earth.
Skills learned:
– Link materials
– “.”(period) shortcut
– Rotate zz/xx/yy to transform locally
– Snap to faces

Mobile detect method via php

https://www.codexworld.com/mobile-device-detection-in-php/

// Check if the "mobile" word exists in User-Agent 
$isMob = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "mobile")); 
  
// Check if the "tablet" word exists in User-Agent 
$isTab = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "tablet")); 
 
// Platform check  
$isWin = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "windows")); 
$isAndroid = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "android")); 
$isIPhone = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "iphone")); 
$isIPad = is_numeric(strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]), "ipad")); 
$isIOS = $isIPhone || $isIPad; 
 
if($isMob){ 
    if($isTab){ 
        echo 'Using Tablet Device...'; 
    }else{ 
        echo 'Using Mobile Device...'; 
    } 
}else{ 
    echo 'Using Desktop...'; 
} 
 
if($isIOS){ 
    echo 'iOS'; 
}elseif($isAndroid){ 
    echo 'ANDROID'; 
}elseif($isWin){ 
    echo 'WINDOWS'; 
}

Fix: IIS not loading Unity WebGL project (stuck loading)

  1. Add the following to the web.config file.
<system.webServer>
 <staticContent>
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".mem" mimeType="application/octet-stream" />
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".data" mimeType="application/octet-stream" />
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".memgz" mimeType="application/octet-stream" />
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".datagz" mimeType="application/octet-stream" />
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".unity3dgz" mimeType="application/octet-stream" />
 <mimeMap fileExtension=".jsgz" mimeType="application/x-javascript; charset=UTF-8" />
 </staticContent>
 <urlCompression doStaticCompression="true" doDynamicCompression="false" />
 </system.webServer>

Back from break

I have kept with my studies on and off, but got in a dilemma on what I want to code next…
Let’s make it clear that I did finish my very first IOS app, distributed privately.
UI part is not looking good, but it is functional and so far bug free.
Speaking of bugs, I found a bug with my first windows app the “ArcheAge Calculator”
Found a quick and dirty? fix.

What’s next on the table.
– Recode the entire bucket list/todo app once .NET MAUI GA is released. SOON!
– Start working on a portfolio with my future projects via github, and my very own blazor published website

Now I need to figure out whether to keep hosting asp.net on the Windows VPS I pay roughly $50USD for, or to migrate and start using Azure?

Todo mobile app progress


Done with:
– Web API to hand out JWT bearer token to limited user
– Mobile app to authenticate user, retrieve Token via API
– Mobile app to save bearer token, and load for httpclient calls
– A way to add token in the httpclient header
– Save login username in preferences.
– Save password securely encrypted locally
– Data Binding to <CollectiveView.ItemTemplate>
– Figure out how to convert DateTime binding data to Date string

Left with:
– Add pages to display category specific Todos
– Add a page to create a new Todo in database
– Checkbox selection to Update data in database
– Checkbox selection to Delete data from database
– Add internet connectivity check before communicating with API
– Return user to login if Token is expired
– Learn QueryAsync, UpdateAsync, DeleteAsync

– Touch up UI
– Testing anything and everything on iphone