Monthly Archive: February 2016

Apple vs FBI = Ends vs Means 0

Apple vs FBI = Ends vs Means

In the technology world, the “Apple vs FBI” situation is being hotly debated. Tim Cook put out a memo (and then an FAQ), Google’s all in on supporting Apple, as is Mark Zuckerberg, and even a touch of Microsoft. If Apple’s refusal to help the FBI is so widely supported by the tech community, why does half of America think the opposite? The answer is simple: Most people don’t care...

My name is Josh, and San Francisco is complicated 2

My name is Josh, and San Francisco is complicated

Hi there, My name is Josh Johnson. I’m interested in leasing the property at <address>. A little background about me: I currently work at Okta (www.okta.com), where I’ve been for two years in the Engineering department. I’m a quiet, computer-centric type who is looking for a new place to live as my current roommate has decided to move out-of-state. I’m currently living in the SOMA area with no pets; I...

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware 0

Identical Docker, Identical OS – Crashing on 50% of the Hardware

Gather round l’il ones and let old man Jon tell you a little story about the time he learned to never say never. Twas not terribly long ago when he was trying to spin up a fleet of Squid Proxies. Being the hip DevOps guru he is, the proxies were stored safely inside of Docker containers. Those containers were all pulled from the same single source, so they were identical...

Winter Urban Garden: Salad time! 0

Winter Urban Garden: Salad time!

Dateline: 2016-01-21 As promised in the last post, this one is all about the fruits (well, technically vegetables) of our garden labor. The lettuce has gotten ripe, very ripe. In fact I suspect that it was allowed to go slightly too long. Some of the leaves were starting to yellow and overall the plants were starting to get unruly. So let the nom begin.

Please Google, Don’t shame HTTP (yet) 2

Please Google, Don’t shame HTTP (yet)

Last week there was a big hubub around the revelation that “Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted“. People were freaking out and cats and dogs were running loose in the streets. Sheer pandemonium. The reality was that Google didn’t announce it, but someone talking at a conference had the feature flag turned on in Chrome. Google did explain that they wanted to do this eventually for “security”...