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.

I've been hearing the word "Agile" bandied around a lot over the past couple years. The word is often attached to all sorts of ideals, goals, processes, etc. in ways I wonder if even make sense? Sof...

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Having the opportunity to be part of this year's PuppetConf was a tremendous experience. Being surrounded by so many like-minded individuals all working towards automating infrastructures in repeatab...

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The biggest theme to come out of Velocity was automation. It seems to be the essential ingredient to achieving and managing any substantial scale. Automation was the center of discussions around eve...

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Signal to noise ratio is key to having a productive on-call experience that results in maintaining system reliability. Information is only useful if it can be understood and more importantly, acted u...

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The Misconception of DevOps

DevOps is still a term that is widely misunderstood and used in often very inaccurate ways. Even within the context of the conference a number of different uses of the t...

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