Category: Cloud

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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…...

Super slick logging with PapertrailApp 0

Super slick logging with PapertrailApp

Let’s be honest, basic logging is not hard. Watching logs scroll by is just a tail away. Even shipping most logs to other hosts isn’t hard. However when you start adding these things together, throw in a dash of web interface, a sprinkle of filtering and a heavy dollop of integration… it gets to be a rather large “hack”. So why hack it when you can use a ready-made solution...

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...

Turning in Google Inbox for Gmail 0

Turning in Google Inbox for Gmail

Google Inbox is a really interesting experiment. The point of the service is to take “old fashion” email and turn the interface on its head. These are great aspirations and I hope they succeed. Basically the second Google Inbox was available for us Google Apps users, I had switched over to it. Both on computer and mobile I’ve been using only Google Inbox for the last 6 months it’s been...