Blog-o-lution

    blogging lifestyle oversharing reconstitute rant imposter syndrome

I’ve been trying to start a blog for years now. I’ve had a lot of issues with sustainability. Each time I figure out a way to take another layer of maintenance out. This time around, I’ve kept old posts long enough to see some patterns. Since some of these blogs are difficult for me to read through today, I’ve summarized the stages below and moved most of the related entries into archives. …

Mar-April 2016 Update

    docker atomic host ansible kubernetes datastax cassandra continuous integration testing jenkins security blogging reconstitute

Quick status update. It seems like I’ve had absolutely no time lately. I’ve been focusing on a number of new technologies at work: top on the list has been learning Ansible and creating playbooks to configure ‘stock’ atomic-host servers for kubernetes. I’ve got plenty to say about Ansible, so I plan on starting a series of posts on it in the very near future. I have a few things to say about running Kubernetes “virtual metal”. …

Blog Fail

    jekyll docker docker-machine vagrant github git blogging oversharing blog v1 vagrant blog rant reconstitute

In my last post, I pretty much slammed Wordpress and mentioned that I was using a Jekyll container to convert simple paragraphs ( Markdown files ) into web pages. Well, when I went to update my blog with my first post, I ran into a few issues that meant that the post never actually made it onto the blog. Since I’m here at these crossroads now, I’ll blog about the issue that prevented Jekyll from working. …

The Next Blog

  (last update: Jan 17, 2016)     blogging blog design wordpress jekyll lifestyle linux oversharing blog v1 vagrant blog reconstitute rant

Goodbye Wordpress I lost my desire to blog with Wordpress the first time I watched it mangle my spacing, and then enforce whatever it was doing by not taking changes … until my efforts to make it accept my deisred whitespace wiped out the entire post. I remember feeling particularly angry that I had found a bug report mentioning this … that was … … years … old. Or maybe it was when I was messing around with themes, and I did something in the theme that caused the entire site not to load. …