A response I typically see on the internet when someone asks about blocking certain websites, tracking behavior, or throttling network access is that they’re in... [Read More]
Username Prediction in Bash
This all started with a request from one of our users who had a very specific issue. Their workflow makes heavy use of the cd... [Read More]
Deploying This Site
Episode 1: A simple Ansible pipeline.
This is a fairly basic example of what is possible with Ansible but it’s something I’ve been putting off for some time. I’m never going... [Read More]
Creating a cascading defaults plug-in with Ansible.
Or why having magic in your software is a bad idea.
Regular users of Ansible are probably familiar with the first_found lookup plugin. It’s incredibly useful for dealing with distribution variance. Say you’re writing a role... [Read More]
Declaring Digital Independence.
Episode 1: File Syncronization & Calendaring with OwnCloud.
Looking to take a little more control over your digital life? Want to drop Google Drive or OneDrive for a self-hosted alternative? OwnCloud is a... [Read More]