In March of 2017 I came across the idea of “Game Day” in the DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim and others. Game Day is brilliantly advocated by Jesse Robbins in his presentation from 2011. It’s the idea that deliberately staging periodic system outages forces engineers to think about and design for […]
I’m reading a book History of Philosophy and Aristotle is blowing me away so much that I have to share here.
Have you spent your whole life hearing about the “soul” as if it were basically Casper the Friendly Ghost overlaid onto your body? For Aristotle, the life of an entity consists of its nourishment, […]
Now that Trump has declared his intention to act against the people of the United States, I reached out to a friend of mine who gave me a list of next actions she and her wife have already taken for fighting the regime. – Attend the protests & marches – Sign the petitions on http://front.moveon.org
I recently had the good fortune to encounter Tom McGonagle, SE with F5, via the Boston DevOps chatroom, moderated by Dave Fredricks. I had been invited to post in Dave’s newly inspired mentor/mentee topic channel, which I welcomed as I had been looking for guidance around a side project of mine. Tom contacted […]
I was devastated on Wednesday by the election turnout. When I came home from work I curled up in bed with the lights out. I yelled at Jeff because he wasn’t angry enough. It was painful to me that he didn’t seem to be hurting like I was.
For hours that night I let the darkness shrivel me up […]
As of Dec. 5 2016, I will be starting with Acquia as a Cloud Engineer, supporting their Drupal Cloud on AWS. I am super stoked to be applying my experience in scalability, virtualization, and continuous integration to Acquia’s cloud offering.
Acquia has been around since 2007 and they’ve been kicking ass ever since. Read […]
I slept over on my friend’s couch last night. He’s a Trump supporter, and I haven’t been sure who to support before this, but now I know. I trust my friend completely. His wife’s credit cards were sitting next to me on an end table and I moved them out of the way when I […]
I ran into a problem in which I had a Kerberized CDH cluster and couldn’t run any hadoop commands from the command line, even with a valid Kerberos ticket.
So with a valid ticket, this would fail:
hadoop fs -ls /
WARN ipc.Client: Exception encountered while connecting to the server : javax.security.sasl.SaslException: GSS […]
DevOps Day is this week! For the presentation I have a brand-y new Ansible playbook up on Github that lets anyone roll their very own Minecraft server on Digital Ocean.
*Even Later […]
So many things, too many things
Too little time
I could just forget about it
No one needs this
Someone else could do this better and probably will
This has probably already been done anyways
This doesn’t matter
I don’t matter
Why bother anyways
Why waste my time
I’ll regret […]