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OpsCrash Episode #3 – Better late than never

We’re continuing our hat-trick streak of weekly OpsCrash episodes. Episode #3 was recorded on Sunday May 22nd, but the posting got a little delay due to… slackers. We managed to finally limit ourselves to just 23 minutes of witty banter covering the latest in: nano wins at SSH, GitLab love fest, custom ASIC for fun and profit, governments always make the best IT choices, dipping your servers in Ranch, and...

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OpsCrash Episode #2 – SPDY is great, HTTP2 is greater

We’re back with Episode #2 of OpsCrash. This week we had some great conversations about a variety of fun topics, including: Why you should definitely store your passwords in Git; The GitHub master race; Everyone always follows the RFC spec, so lets add more cache-controls; Using SPDY because its better than HTTP2; and lastly the future of DevOps is literally yelling at your server. Some of these topics were a...

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OpsCrash Episode #1 – A podcast introduction

Welcome to OpsCrash Episode #1, our brand new podcast that covers all sorts of things: technical operations, devops, servers, hosting, production architecture/systems, IT, and the occasional bonus content. While there are a lot of technology podcasts out there already, we felt that the genre of “running the product” was woefully undeserved. Our goal is to provide you a top quality podcast with content you want to hear, every week –...

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Good Bye Snowulf.com, Hello Obviate.io

It’s bittersweet for me to write that headline. After more than 11 years of faithful service, I’ve decided to retire the Snowulf.com name. This has, of course, been a project in the making for a little bit of time but today marked the final bits of work for getting the new domain setup. While I toiled away on my planning and backend work, I never really thought about the actual...

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User Data for automated RancherOS instances

There are a lot of container management services poping up these days and right now Rancher is my choice in solutions (for the moment). One of the coolest accessories to go with this container ranch is RancherOS. The OS is purpose built to do nothing but Docker and, in fact, runs the few required system services in Docker as well. Comming in at a massive 27MB (For v0.4), it’s a...