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Feb 08

Nifty Things for Week Ending 7 February 2016


Fun Stuff collective animal nouns flashcards — a group of groundhogs are a repetition and armadillo are a … fez. Programming kristopolous/TickTick: JSON in your Bash scripts — also Objects in Bash…. Cloud Docker 1.10: New Compose file, improved security, networking and much more! | Docker Blog — There are some really nifty things changed…. …

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Feb 01

Nifty Things for Week Ending 31 January 2016

I realized I’d missed doing this, so… here we go again 😉 Tools ggreer/the_silver_searcher: A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster. monochromegane/the_platinum_searcher: A code search tool similar to ack and the_silver_searcher(ag). It supports multi platforms and multi encodings. junegunn/fzf: A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go Lightworks: The professional editor for everyone Tabula: Extract …

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Aug 15

“Well, I’m back,” he said.

When last we saw our intrepid hero, he was busily working with Raspberry Pi. With but a couple days notice, he was swept off to a knee surgeon. The surgery, itself, went well. However, I developed a secondary infection which threw me for a loop. I’m feeling better and finally getting back to it. Kudos …

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May 07

What developers think…

Check out @chaseadamsio’s Tweet:

May 07

Swarming Raspberry Pi: Building a Cloud in a Box

I’m speaking at a Meetup with DevOps Columbus The topic is about Docker, the cloud, and raspberry pi.

Mar 21

Swarming Raspberry Pi – Part 1


Here’s the first in a series of building a robust docker swarm of raspberry pi hosts. This installment goes through installing the Pi(s), modifiying the Docker Daemon config, and starting up a test to verify that everyone can join the cluster. The cluster which I am using consists of Raspberry Pi B+ x 5 Raspberry …

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Oct 29

First do no harm

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. — Dalai Lama Over the past couple of years I’ve been trying to put into words my thoughts regarding the type of company where I’d like to work. There are companies I would not consider working for — their …

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Sep 28

Go executables are statically linked, except when they are not.

Generally GO executables are advertised as statically linked.

And they are, mostly, except for those times where they aren’t.

This is about one of those times, and what I discovered in the process.

Jul 23

On demand containers

I’ve been interested in Linux Containers for quite a while; I think that they have their sweet spot where they are better than virtual instances — in particular they require less resources. I am working on a framework to use linux containers for on-demand computing — increasing or decreasing instances of applications as needed.  I …

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Sep 01

Fractal Terrain Generation

Our map

I’ve been working on a wargaming library/framework off and on for over a year; along the way I’ve encountered a number of interesting problems to solve. This blog entry details one of them, fractal terrain generation.

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