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Learn Kubernetes with Interactive Tutorials

I wanted to get a deeper understanding of how Kubernetes actually works, so I started to work through the tutorials on the kubernetes documentation website.  Kubernetes is a container orchestration system that creates some standard tooling for deploying, scaling, and … Continue reading

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100% Uptime*

I have been a customer of Vultr on and off since March 2015. I have been running a VPS (Virtual Private Server) server on one platform or another since 2011 and I spent some time working in operations for a … Continue reading

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Amazon LightSail: Simple Virtual Private Servers on AWS

Amazon introduced LightSail today in a move that might signal the slow death of “Cloud Hosting Providers” such as Digital Ocean, Vultr, and Linode. Blast off with Lightsail; Everything you need to jump start your project on AWS—compute, storage, and … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel NUC

I have too many computers. The other day I installed Ubuntu on my Alienware PC because I needed to get some work done and I got tired of fighting with Vagrant on Windows. Everything was perfect until I rebooted. The … Continue reading

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The 90’s Web

I remember going to the Roselawn Library in Cincinnati, OH when I was around 8 years old and signing up to get 30 minutes on the internet. This would have been around 1998. I remember going to a site that … Continue reading

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Documentation Driven Development

Last week I went to Heavybit Dev Guild and learned about designing for developer experience (DX). This was the first time I had heard of the term DX used, but of course it makes perfect sense. All of the Heavybit companies (including … Continue reading

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Growing the CircleCI Community with Discourse

One of the things that I am most proud of so far in my tenure at CircleCI is our community site. It has been really exciting to watch this small community blossom over the last six months. We now have over … Continue reading

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Hooked on Fonics, and the Tragedy of Domain Name Driven Business Naming

I have long thought that it was slightly ironic that some of the most successful tech companies of our generation have been created around misspelled names. The reason for this of course, is due to limited amount of English words … Continue reading

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Windows 10 is Awesome

Last week I got a new Dell Inspiron laptop from the Microsoft store for a great price. I did a bit of research while looking for a new laptop, and despite the fact that this computer still has a spinny disk, the … Continue reading

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Nikki Wertish and the UbuTab Scam

Yesterday I wrote a trolly post about how to make $25,000 in 15 easy steps in an effort to raise awareness about the UbuTab scam that happened on Indiegogo this year. Although no one has yet gathered a angry mob to chase after Nikki … Continue reading

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