It might be self evident, but I realized something today — the real reason behind choosing good algorithms to solve a problem is that the good ones either break the problem into smaller problems or are myopic; focusing only on the steps needed to reach an answer. All else is superfluous.
This is the first in a series of posts regarding a recent project which integrated handweaving, fiber optics, and electronics. It’s a part of a costume for a cosplayer at work, but I’ll be discussing my part of it. TL;DR For those who can’t wait, here’s what the project looks like in the dark: And …View full post
I wanted a simple way to have a dashboard to show if hosts and services are alive & didn’t want to write much code and/or run up a nagios instance (or anything like that). All I care is whether it’s green or red. I’d already been setting up HAProxy for a proxy forwarder, so I …View full post
The following list was compiled in 2012 for a talk on Operations Principles for Developers (Ops4Devs). They are loosely inspired by the list of rules from Zombieland as well as from my experiences and those shared by others. Looking over the list four years later, I believe that they are still (very) applicable for all …View full post
This is a work in progress of a DevOps Creed. It will always be a work in progress as I and others learn and grow. Suggestions are welcome! I have drunk deep of the DevOps Kool-Aid. From the visions which ensued, I have come to the following…. I Believe: DevOps methodologies lead to systems which …View full post
I must confess a severe failing on my part. I am not a mindreader. I am not privy to the thoughts in your head. I do not know your needs or desires. And I am certainly not aware of your expectations. This is why requirement documents exist. Please use them.View full post
I’m one of the lucky folk who was able to obtain a Raspberry Pi Zero for $5. Originally this was going to be an article reviewing the Pi Zero to see how much of a difference the overclocking really makes. That and my impressions of the Zero will be in a later post.