One of my recent challenges has been to write tf code to select existing subnets and use them in new blocks of code (specifically in this case to create a Directory, Workspaces and add a few Security Group entries). Since I am relatively new to using Terraform to do this it took far longer to…

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So I find myself on the road in Chicago as of Sunday, doing a round of technical interviews in my effort to take the next step in my career progression. Not a very long stay but the view from my hotel room at night was great, really captured the feel of the city at night…

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So I am moving and took the opportunity to change my desk setup to something a lilttle more focused from my previously insane configuration. Behold an actual matched pair of 24″ screens on a mount where I will hopefully be churning out all sorts of new projects (like YeRP – Yet another Ripping Portal that…

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So I was working on patching some of my Icinga infrastructure at work, and it seems that sometimes libyajl breaks things, as illustrated below root@icingasatellite ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite. Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel: mirror.optus.net Resolving Dependencies –>…

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So I don’t always have great cell phone service, sometimes its weak 4G or even not 4G at all so modern designed apps suffer when bandwidth is a trickle at best. I would be away from home trying to find out whats going on with a Caps game and the NHL app would just be…

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So by default iTerm2 uses whatever is the default browser, which I generally use Chrome for work related things, however I like to use Firefox for personal stuff.  I had to look around for a while to find this since I am not an OSX person really, figured someone else will find it useful. Go…

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The cooler the eggs the harder it is to resist the urge to count them prior to hatching

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I have definitely railed anti-apple on the blog before but I am in the process of at least changing how I feel about their devices (I still might not like what they do as a business however) thanks to some prodding from co-workers. Enter my Macbook Air which I recently picked up in hopes of…

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I don’t know if its just me (I have had a few beers) but it appears that the software is now being released as a compiled executable rather than raw python source, having poked around a bit with some tools to make sure I wasn’t being conned into running shitware I tested it since it…

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So I broke down the other day after talking to a co-worker about the iPad and bought one. Generally I’m pretty anti-apple as far as most things go, however I wont even lie this thing is pretty nice so far even if its only the iPad 2 and not the 3rd gen model. Battery life…

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