Saturday, January 29, 2022 activate not working

The kids YouTube activation site ( doesn't seem to be working. I was able to sign in via

With 2 kids at home, I feel like a catastrophe has been averted. Hope it helps you.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Emails from service dont go to Email Groups

If you use a distribution group for emails in (eg: Subscriptions to reports or to Dataset refresh issues), you might find that you dont receive the emails if you are using Office365. This is likely because by default Distribution Lists in O365 disable receiving emails from external addresses and this has to be enabled.

To receive emails from PowerBi, you have to enable receiving emails from external senders. You need to enable the option: "Senders inside and outside of my organization". This can be done by following the instruction here: 

PowerBi REST API - A binary operator with incompatible types was detected. Found operand types 'Edm.String' and 'Edm.Guid' for operator kind 'Equal'.

 I was trying to query to get workspace with a certain ID.

Using this as the filter (id eq 9c02ab25-0e94-4835-92e6-62ac6460acd0):, causes it fail with the error

  "error": {
    "code": "InvalidRequest",
    "message": "A binary operator with incompatible types was detected. Found operand types 'Edm.String' and 'Edm.Guid' for operator kind 'Equal'."

The fix is to put your GUID within single quotes: id eq '9c02ab25-0e94-4835-92e6-62ac6460acd0''9c02ab25-0e94-4835-92e6-62ac6460acd0'

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Creating/Documenting your Lego designs

I recently needed to create a lego build instruction for the Lego team that I coach. I have used Lego Digital Designer, but that tool has been discontinued.

I found that the new tool the community uses is called:  Bricklink Studio and it can be downloaded from: Studio Download [BrickLink]

When you need to add parts, you can do it via the Palette Config:

The sets I imported are:

  1. 51515 - Robot Inventor Mindstorm
  2. 45678 - Spike Prime Set
  3. 45680 - Spike Prime Expansion Set
  4. 45300 - Wedo 2.0

And here are some links to additional parts you might need:

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Set 51515 part list and Studio part files (

Studio Spike Prime - Google Drive (via CAD.pdf (

CustomParts-51515 - Google Drive (via CAD.pdf (