Hi! I'm Clemens Schotte,

Enthusiastic storyteller with a passion for technology

Generate PDF files with asp.net core on Azure

There are many libraries and services to generate PDF files for asp.net core web applications. There are excellent commercial solutions out there, but if you need a free solution, it gets harder. Some libraries are hard to use, or others are limited in functionality. I need a free, easy to use, and quick solution to generate PDF files on an Azure Web App. Can a View retrun a PDF? What I need is a View that returns a PDF and not HTML what it usually does.

Protect the UniFi Cloud Key with a custom SSL certificate

When connecting to the UniFi Cloud Key Controller, you need to know the IP-address and port number (default 8443). In my situation, the IP-address is If you do not know your Cloud Key IP-address, use the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool. The connection is using https (that’s good), but there is no domain name, so the default SSL certificate triggers a security warning in your web browser because it can’t be verified.

Hosting a Static Site on Azure using CDN and HTTPS

Most websites don’t need a dynamically generated page for every visitor; it is slow, expensive, and requires continuous updates to be secure. A static site is fast and reliable. I hear you thinking; this is old school, most websites are interactive and are using a CMS in some kind to manage their content. Headless CMS The solution for a static website is to make use of a headless CMS, like Hugo or Jekyll.

KPN Fiber Connection with Ubiquiti USG, IPTV and IPv6

In my last blog post, I talked about my Home and Office Network Setup and explained that the default modem/router/Wi-Fi device you get from your ISP is not the best thing to have in your network. In this blog post, I explain what I did to directly connect my KPN fiber connection to my Ubiquiti Security Gateway (USG). Ziggo When using a cable connection, a modem is needed to modulate the signal to be useful as TCP/IP.

My Home and Office Network Setup

Working from home, I use Microsoft Teams for online meetings. Some of my colleges and customers have an unreliable Internet connection at their homes. Most of the time, the problems are with their Wi-Fi what results in audio or video dropouts during online meetings. In this blog post, I outline my home and office network and Internet setup for a fast and rock-solid connection. Internet In the Netherlands we are blessed with fast and affordable internet, we have options like cable, fiber, and VSDL.