hello, cloud!

This website serves two purposes: my notebook to record stuff as I as I piece together automating this rapidly growing world full of virtual clouds.

The second reason for this website is to help myself remember (and communicate) my previous work history, experience and skill set(s) to anyone that cares (such as a prospective proprietor). Hopefully this will help you get a better idea of who I am and what I do, if you are considering hiring me and make an informed decision.

This site itself is using Grav the simple fast, free CMS. There are a lot of very cool things I'll get into eventually, but best of all is being able to author and edit content in markdown.

List of recent articles

Working with Atom the Text Editor

I am starting to get really fired up on Atom the text editor, this is the first editor since emacs that will most likely become my main, goto editor. It will likely replace emacs in time. That being the case, I started taking some notes on effectively using atom in a development context.


What do I get out of trying to convince you to give money to Wikipedia?

A Lot! I get to keep using Wikipedia, the most powerful and exstensive (and democratically unbiased!), single point of reference ever known to man.

That is what I get, the hope, and comfort that I am going to be to goto Wikipedia in the futur...

Open VM Tools

Sheesh, I finally figured out that open-vm-tools are installed instead of vmware-tools, used to be. However, the package comes in four parts.

  • open-vm-tools: generally letting the Guest OS access Host OS
  • open-vm-tools-desktop: some interactive things like file sharing and display optimizations.
  • open-vm-tools-de...

Using Ansible Dynamic Inventory with AWS

I assume most of y'all know a bit about ansible about ansible and why it has become so popular (this is mid 2017), it helps (bigtime) automating groups of servers (as well as network and storage devices).

Really fast static websites with Amazon's s3

AWS buckets configured as static webservers is a very simple but powerful capability provided us by the folks at AWS. S3 static servers will provide the foundation for a lot of future development, including static pages, Single Page Apps (SPAs) and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) not to mention their role as holders of electronic stuff.

Managing hostnames in an AWS private network

Domain names are obviously a huge factor in our Internet today. Could you imagine having to remember instead of espn.com? Of course not. So let's not do it in our private clouds either. Come on, let's automate...