All Things Open 2017

Posted on Tue 24 October 2017 in Programming • Tagged with open source, conferences

And a return to posting

After not having been since 2014, the inaugural year if I remember correctly, I got to attend this years All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. The convenience of it being a hometown conference is always nice.

All in all it was another good conference …

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A Bear of an Editor

Posted on Wed 07 June 2017 in Mobile • Tagged with iOS, editors, markdown

So I am always on the lookout for great alternatives to traditional work models. Writing code or stories without the traditional tools that go with the industry. You know the tried and true keyboard and mouse.

A new little interesting one is the note taking app Bear for iOS. What …

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Editor Throwdown

Posted on Tue 30 May 2017 in Programming • Tagged with UNIX, Linux, software, development, editors

The winner is both!!!

Yeah I know, the link is click bait in a way looking for yet another spin on the ongoing flame war between these two editors. But let me put it this way. If either of these are your bread and butter then I promise you that …

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Using Fabric and goaccess with nginx logs

Posted on Thu 25 May 2017 in Web • Tagged with administration, reporting

The lazy version

So why bother, I mean we got Google Analytics? Well yes, but I like to take ownership of my logs and reporting, if even in slightly lazy ways. I have also noticed lately that Google Analytics can be targeted by some more ad blockers so I like …

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Scrum Master or Scrum Coach

Posted on Tue 23 May 2017 in Scrum • Tagged with Agile, Scrum

A first jump into trying to get teams to behave in the Scrum framework

Our organization has a new VP and on day 1 his words were we will make this an agile organization. This was big and important news to me because it gave foundation for my ongoing goal …

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What's with all the static?

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Web • Tagged with software

Or how I learned to stop loving the database

If you are like me you probably spent a good part of the 2000's dealing in php CMS and blogging software. Wordpress for many, for me Drupal. Now don't get me wrong Drupal is a fine platform, but for 90% of …

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Why I switched from Linux Mint to Ubuntu

Posted on Sat 20 May 2017 in Desktop • Tagged with Linux, distributions

Now let me get this out of the way now. My personal preference has always been just straight Debian Stable. This is my server choice in most every environment I am in. But when I get to the desktop, that is where that equation starts to change. In my household …

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Now Certified

Posted on Sat 20 May 2017 in Scrum • Tagged with Scrum, agile

and perhaps certifiable

So yesterday I finished my CSM course and took the test. Yes I know it is not the most difficult or meaningful thing to those who know the details. But it is a beginning step in a longer journey that I am choosing to embark on.

The …

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