Posted on March 17, 2021 in Slack

Slack is my new RSS reader

Posted on March 05, 2019 in How-to

I've finally found a solution to the vacuum created when my favorite RSS reader got the axe (RIP Google Reader). I loved being able to quickly browse through the headlines of my favorite blogs and news sites. For the past couple of years I've been depending mainly on Twitter our …

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YADM (Yet Another Dotfiles Manager) & Keybase

Posted on July 13, 2018 in How-to, Interesting

I use multiple Mac workstations to manage all my systems and services (AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes)  so it is a challenge to manage the keys and credentials needed to access those systems. YADM (Yet Another Dotfiles Manager) does a great job of managing this files and storing them in a git …

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Testing client certificates with Curl

Posted on November 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

One way some websites insure secure communication between web clients and the web server is with mutual authentication. This is where the requestor or client must prove their identity to the server by supplying a valid, known SSL certificate. The server must also provide a valid certificate to the client …

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New Habits

Posted on September 20, 2016 in General News

I've had this blog for the past 13 years in some form or another. Its lived under a few different domains (,, and it's fun to look back at some of the old and out of date posts like the very first in 2003 on …

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"The Get Down" of Operations

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Experience

The Get Down is a Netflix miniseries about a group of kids in the Bronx New York during that summer of 1977 when Disco was dying and Hip Hop/Rap was being born. Life was hard in NYC in the '70s. The Bronx was burning and you had to hustle …

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GoLang Exercism

Posted on July 23, 2016 in Programming

Not like the spitting up green pea soup exorcism but, one of many great resources for learning programming languages by solving actual problems. Similar to Ruby Koans, you are given a programming problem to solve and a set of unit tests. Your challenge is to make all the …

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