Monthly Archive: October 2015

Quick First Look: Onion Omega 0

Quick First Look: Onion Omega

Back in April I backed a Kickstarter for the Onion Omega. It’s another new hardware development platform centered around the Internet Of Things. While I’ve already got Raspberry Pi and Arduino aplenty, the Omega caught my eye as being a really nice blend of both worlds. Arduino is actually very hard to use for standalone IoT because it’s not fast enough to support SSL; it also requires you program in...

Tutum – The fastest way to Docker 0

Tutum – The fastest way to Docker

Tutum styles itself as “The Docker Platform for Dev and Ops”. What that really means is that Tutum provides a nice web interface for running clusters of Docker containers across multiple clouds. Most have heard of Tutum since the company recently found itself in the news due to it being acquired by Docker. Since it is so popular right now it’s worth sharing my experience using Tutum, which does predate...

VMWare ESXi “Out of resources” 0

VMWare ESXi “Out of resources”

Somewhere deep in the history of computing, there is a document that says all error messages must be obscure and poorly documented. Rarely does one find a error message that is clear, concise and tells you exactly where to look. Not that it’s impossible, just rare. This weekend I ran across what should have been an easy error in ESXi, “Out of resources”. Unfortunately ESXi doesn’t tell you which specific...

I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect! 1

I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect!

I’m pleased to report that as of Wednesday afternoon I’m an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. While I’ve been working in/on/around AWS for years now, it’s nice to have the certification that proves I know what I’m doing. Amazon’s testing, unlike a lot of the certifications in tech (I’m looking at you CompTIA A+), is 100% about the real world. While that makes it harder, it makes the testing...

Re-Bootstrap’ing JonDavis.name 0

Re-Bootstrap’ing JonDavis.name

As was mentioned in Monday’s video on Bootstrap Studio, I’ve been spending some of my time learning how to use the Bootstrap framework. For those not “in the know” Bootstrap styles itself as the “most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web”. If you’re building a web-based application today, like I am with FirewaterDB, you’ve most likely run across or used Bootstrap....