Monthly Archive: April 2017

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Cruising Mexico 2017 – Day 3 / Sea Day 2 – The formal ocean

It might seem strange but one of the funnest “little” things about the cruise is that there is almost always mail at your door. Every morning and night at least, there is something new. Little fliers advertising events not to mention the daily “Princess Patter”. The only downside is that they don’t give you the days Patter until about 11pm the night before. Combine that with the [email protected] app not...

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Trading in my IT hat for DevOps

My professional career started with a brief stint as Quality Assurance before I made a quick turn into Information Technology. Ever since I’ve stayed the path of considering myself a “tried and true IT guy” and all things that came with IT Management. However even in those early days, there was a small but growing portion of my job that I enjoyed but was never able to fully focus on…...

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Cruising Mexico 2017 – Day 2 / Sea Day 1 – At sea exploration

At this point in time we’re somewhere off the coast of Los Angeles. The only way you could really tell was the location displays and the heavy smog, otherwise we were in a world unto our own. Unfortunately the morning started a little earlier than planned due to my poor understanding of how Cruise room service works. The night before we decided to try out the breakfast room service option...

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Cruising Mexico 2017 – Day 1 – Embarkation

Our cruise was scheduled for departure on Tuesday (February 28th) afternoon from Pier 27 (the fancy “new” cruise terminal) in San Francisco. As we live in the city it was just a Lyft ride away. We arrived at the Port about 1 PM and the traffic was terrible. We probably spent 15 minutes in the traffic circle waiting to get up to the unloading point. The Lyft driver noted this...