Posted on Wednesday April 1, 2020
With the recent surge of companies “going remote” due to the COVID-19 outbreak
I thought it might be nice to share some of the things I’ve learned about remote
work over the years as well as my current setup. I’m doing this in the hope
that maybe it can help someone be more productive in these uncertain times.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work from home since 2016 when I joined
Trello as a Site Reliability Engineer. Making the transition to remote work was
initially a challenge and a totally new way of thinking, but Trello was very
supportive and set me up with the skills, knowledge, and tools to succeed.
What follows are some of my recommendations for the most important things you
need to succeed at remote work (most important first). If remote work truly is
the “new normal” then there are some tools and practices you can employ in order
to be fully effective at home.
Length: 1057 words or 5 min
Posted on Thursday March 19, 2020
It’s been over 10 months since my last blog post on here, and I decided it was
high time for a fresh look at the site. Not to mention I’m on lockdown because
of COVID-19. It seemed like as good a time as any to do some spring cleaning both in real life, and online.
Length: 615 words or 3 min
website, howto, automation
Posted on Monday May 13, 2019
Kubernetes has ostensibly become the defacto leader in the container orchestration world. If you want to run a bunch of containers across multiple nodes in a cluster, k8s is the way to go.
I really wanted to convert some of the web-based services I currently run on Docker on my home network into Kubernetes Deployments. Why? Why not?
I aimed to create a basic setup of 1 master and 2 worker nodes so I needed 3 machines.
Length: 1084 words or 6 min
Posted on Monday July 23, 2018
As I have written before, I’ve used just about every note solution around. Unfortunately I haven’t found a magic bullet (yet). This post is really an exploration into the pros and cons for my own personal workflow and this the things I find important when managing notes. Hopefully after doing this exploration I can actually settle on one platform for the long haul and stop procrastinating by switching note platforms and writing blog posts about it.
Length: 2063 words or 10 min
Posted on Friday July 13, 2018
This website is powered by Hugo - a static site generator written in Go. I’ve written about it before and really enjoy using it. Using Hugo, I’ve removed all the obstacles from getting content out there - now it’s just my own laziness in the way…
For years, I’ve had a Jenkins job that builds the site, uploads it to S3 and creates a CloudFront cache invalidation every time the Git repo changes. This all works great, but I haven’t updated the version of the
hugo binary in my Jenkins docker image since
v0.27.1. The latest version (at time of writing) is
v0.44 so I figured I’d just try the new version and see what happens! Will my custom theme make it?
Here’s how I fixed them!
Length: 342 words or 2 min