HI, MY NAME IS BARRET & I AM A
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WITH NEARLY 20 YEARS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, I'VE OCCUPIED MANY ROLES INCLUDING DEVELOPER, TEAM LEAD, AND MANAGER. I USE THIS SITE TO SHARE SOME OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND WORK.

ABOUT ME

Hi there! I'm Barret. I wear many hats: Father, husband, manager, developer, gamer and so forth. I have been blessed greatly by this industry, and so this site is one way I try to give a little bit back. When I can find the time, I add a bit of my coding knowledge and experience to share with whomever might find what little value they can from it.

I hope you can find something of use here. I also have a creative side. If that interests you, check out the link to my creative side at the top of the page.

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Latest Posts

From the Archives - Re-posting Old Blog Posts

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, conten

Photo by Lara Jameson from Pexels Once you’ve built up some content, one of the ways to keep your social media presence more active is to re-share your older blog posts. For long time followers, it can remind them of previous content. And it can help bring in new followers who didn’t see that content previously. If you’ve got a blog with an RSS feed that includes all of your content, then picking one at random to re-share is easy to accomplish with Power Automate.

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Creating a Custom Connector - Part II

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, connectors

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels In part I of this post, I demonstrated how to create a custom connector. Now, we’ll follow up with a short post on how to use that custom connector in a flow. Creating Our Flow We’ll start by creating a scheduled flow. We’ll run our flow at 9AM Eastern every day. Now we’ll need to create an action based on our custom connector. There are a couple ways you can do so.

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Creating a Custom Connector - Part I

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 by Barret Power Automate, flow, connectors

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels For those with the higher tier licenses, along with being able to use the premium connectors, you also have the ability to create your own custom connectors that you can use to connect to just about any API on the web. For our fun project this time, we’re going to take the next two blog posts to create a custom connector that makes use of the NASA public APIs in order to grab the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) and then we will create a flow that runs daily to post that day’s picture in a tweet to our Twitter feed.

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