What I Learned in 2016

A former co-worker and now friend used to have a tagline, “Everyday is a school day.” I remind myself of this fact nearly every time I learn something new. 2016 brought a lot of new knowledge and skill sets into my ever-expanding arsenal of tools. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Surprisingly, 2016 brought a mix of both soft skills and technical skills....

January 1, 2017 · 3 min · Chris Short

Perspective

I like to remind everyone this time of year that, unless they have people’s lives in their hands, you have to keep things in perspective. Chances are you’re in a terminal on a laptop on planet earth which is but one watery orb circling a star as it hurtles through the Milky Way which is but one of many galaxies moving across the universe. Try not to take things too seriously....

December 20, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

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. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   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....

December 9, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

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. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   One person asked if I would be willing to share my slides....

December 2, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

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 recommend dnsspy....

November 29, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short