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Ansible Role for Papertrail

I have written my first publicly reusable Ansible role. It is freely available for use via Ansible Galaxy at chris-short.ansible-role-papertrail and helps you get Papertrail up and running. What is Papertrail? A hosted log management tool that, in my opinion, can bridge the gap between your terminal and a full blown ELK stack. It is no frills streaming log aggregation and search. Being my first Ansible role I have submitted to Galaxy I am pretty…

Triangle DevOps: What The Military Taught Me About DevOps

I had the opportunity to present What The Military Taught Me About DevOps at the Triangle DevOps Meetup last night. It was a fantastic group of people and I fielded a lot of great feedback after speaking. One person asked if I would be willing to share my slides. I informed him that they were already shared but I think the notes that accompany the slides are important to share too: One takeaway I have from…

Drawing: DNS is Awesome

There are so many cool things about DNS one drawing is not going to do it justice. Please let this drawing serve as an inspiration to learn more about DNS. DNS is awesome because it allows you to have a full blown CDN for next to nothing. All you have to do is create a CNAME that points to Amazon S3 or Google Storage. If you are interested in monitoring your DNS records I would highly…

DIY Buffer using IFTTT

Buffer is a great tool for scheduling and posting content to social media. But, it costs money to do any sort of real sharing. I prefer to share more content from others than I do my own. Paying money to share other people's content is fine but not for me. I came up with an alternative that might be useful to others so here it is: You will need a place to save links like Pocket…