I've read a couple of interesting books this year. The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas and What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith. There was a stand-out message that has stuck with me from each that has made me ponder. I've tried to …Read more
I can't help myself distro-hopping. Last year I used Manjaro as my daily driver for approximately six months. I always end up gravitating back to Fedora/CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Initially, I had some issues with OpenVPN when first trying Fedora 32. That's when I thought I'd test …Read more
It's incredible how much extra time I've had on my hands during 2020 due to the global pandemic and being grounded at home. It would be a little shameful not to use some of it to write the odd blog post. I read an article recently that the Kubernetes Project …Read more
At the start of the year, I wanted to focus on writing content and opted for a quick solution. Back then, I chose Hugo, a static site generator written in Go, and I more or less picked an off-the-shelf theme.
With my focus now firmly with Python, I wanted to …Read more
Last year I had a burst of creativity, learning how to make YouTube videos using Open Source software. I settled on Kdenlive and used a standard screen recorder and Audacity. The only thing I invested in was a Blue Snowball ICE USB Mic.
At the time, my idea was to …Read more
I started 2019 with a new endeavor to revamp my web presence. Using a new domain name, I wanted to quietly polish and build up some new content before publicly promoting the site. The year turned out to be quite a discover mission, re-evaluating my core skills.
One year later …Read more
It's raining outside, and I have my toothbrush, laptop and passport. My train is at 18:55 from Doncaster. I have about an hour to get there, and the taxi is a bit early. I have that feeling of excitement tainted with guilt and a heavy …Read more
Most industries have their acronyms; in technology, they come in abundance. I always liked KISS “Keep It Simple Stupid.” Technology teams seem to get leaner; the breadth of tools get broader, keeping things as simple as they can have never been more critical.
Using the right tools for the right …Read more
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