I love playing with technology of all sorts. I've been tinkering with computers all the way back to the venerable Commodore VIC-20 way back in the early 1980's! I spent some time during my high school years being a SysOp for one of the early school BBS systems called K12Net that was part of FidoNet. I spent some time on Solaris for fun collecting a couple SparcStations before finally settling into Linux.

Here is where I write about some of the things I play with now from time to time. Most often I'll write about various tools & software I'm fiddling with, but the topics could range into anything technical related. I hope youf find something in here that you enjoy & more importantly can learn from.

Ansible should be developed in a tested & modular process such that infrastructure is built by composing a number of independent modules (called roles in Ansible). This allows for flexibility of deve…

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Today I played with LetsEncrypt which is a community effort with commercial backing the likes of Mozilla, Cisco, EFF & a wealth of others. The basic premise is that security should be straight-forwar…

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It turns out I'm pretty rotten at writing series blog posts in general. This will be the third installment of this series & the last. Our Cape Cod trip ended & we're home now so I thought I'd summar…

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I didn't get to writing my follow-up of part 1 of this series as quickly as I had hoped. My first week working (really) remotely was a very busy week. Busy weeks certainly aren't uncommon but I was…

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This spring our family did something unique. We took advantage of the fact that our kids are home schooled & I work remotely (from home) by taking a three week trip to Cape Cod. I thought I'd write…

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