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Giving Ansible a Shot

4 minute read

The other day I quit working with one of my Chef repositories for some servers I manage. I quit in rage. I quit because nothing worked how I wanted it to.

Presentation on HTTP

less than 1 minute read

Just posted on my main webpage in the other section, a PDF of a presentation I gave during lunch at work.

Understanding Your Configuration

2 minute read

I believe that it is best to understand the configuration and behavior of the tools I use. I don’t appreciate a ‘black box’ approach to technology. I’ve alwa...

Flexible Maintenance Mode via nginx Proxy

1 minute read

There is a common pattern I’ve seen, in guides about Ruby on Rails deployment via Capistrano, to setup a maintenance pages or a maintenance mode. The guides ...

One Year Later

3 minute read

Coming up at the end of April, it will have been one year since I relaunched my website and blog. I’m going to take this opportunity to reflect on this past ...

Podcast Listening Update - Spring 2016

3 minute read

Less than a year ago I posted my podcast listening playlist for the spring of 2015. Since then I’ve kept up with many of those podcasts, and I gave you an up...

Using Jenkins for More than Testing

3 minute read

Testing. I love it. It is crucial to good software development. Running those tests continually and providing quick feedback to developers is important. At w...

Let’s Encrypt Your Docker

3 minute read

What is Let’s Encrypt? A new Certificate Authority that is free, automated, and open. Check out the Let’s Encrypt website for more information.