Every so often, I see a podcast recommendation thread on HN / Reddit / elsewhere. Rather than repeat myself, here's an annotated list of podcasts I listen to. If you're needing a great podcast Android player, I recommend AntennaPod, which has a thriving open source community behind it. On to ...read more
I'm working on a personal finance project codenamed FinOpsDev (rebranding suggestions welcome), aiming to reduce drudgery to near zero with automation, and exploit the increased velocity to run automated tasks more often, etc. Like DevOps for your checkbook. Or like Continous Accounting.
As a base, I'm using GNUCash ...read more
I didn't get a chance to review all the video, but here's some of the sessions I thought were interesting:
Rusty Russel discusses virtIO standardization. I thought I knew what virtIO was but his initial explaination ...read more
Recovered from the post-con crash a while ago, so it's time to write up some thoughts. Last week I attended PuppetConf with my coworkers at the OSL. The OSL attended PuppetConf primarily as a pre-deployment information gathering exercise. We want to avoid common pitfalls, and be able to plan ...read more
The following is an update to a post originally made to ServerFault in 2009.
System administration is more than clicking Next, cutting your fingers on cagenuts, and 3am pager alerts. Sysadmins can borrow many of the same skills and tools that programmers use daily to make themselves more productive, and ...read more
Friday marked the end of Open Source Bridge. Just about the best introduction to Portland culture as you can find. Vegan lunches, Voodoo Donut catering, lunch truck friday, and rock and roll pipe organists in the Unitarian's sanctuary.read more
March has been a month of great change for K-State. Frank Martin left for the east coast, in a departure you might have heard about at the water cooler. What you probably didn't hear, is that I left in the opposite direction for a new position with the Open ...read more
In January I published five goals:
- Learn and practice SEO techniques.
- Explore website revenue and analysis.
- Reinvigorate K-SLUG student participation.
- Impress folks by being great at my new job.
- Write down tasks to improve productivity and quality of life.
Arguably I accomplished 4 of them. Obviously this isn't 5 ...read more