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Dieyuhbiddis, I’m a commin’ fer ya…

Pre-TL;DR – I raised some money. Wanna help me raise some more? I’ll give you a fake mustache if you donate. DONATE HERE: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/AmericanFryer Hey, guess what!? I asked people for money, AND THEY GAVE IT TO ME! Well, not to me. That would be foolish. They gave it to people 1,000x times better than me. So there […]

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Happy America Week. Have a Powershell script on me.

*edit-this looked terrible, copied and pasted from my text editor. I used WP to clean it up, but I’m guessing you’ll have all kinds of shit in it if you copy and paste. All I can say is Notepad++/TextMate (screw you, Atom, you hipster editor), and make sure your encoding is on ANSI.* —begin scripty […]

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30 Days of DevOps, Day 8-lol: An Unholy Creation

Today will NOT be know as Taco Tuesday, but FREEDOM FRIDAY! … …but STILL! ON! A TUESDAY! -W. Style (aka Lucy) I! AM! A MASTER BUILDER! -T. Special (aka Emmett) If you haven’t seen The Lego Movie yet. I have nothing to say to you. Stop. Stop right now. Turn off your computer/iPhone/Galaxy Tab/Chumby, stop […]

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30 Days of DevOps, Day 5-7: *insert Goldilocks analogy here*

I bring it to the blues, I pay all my dues So what’s gone’s dead, let me use my forehead Easy pack it up man, let me stop stalling Cause everything I do is like falling -T. the Dove A note about a minor adjustment: blog posts and detailed markdown daily logs are nice and all, but […]

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30 DoDOs – Day 3/4: Maintenance Window/Taking a mulligan

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts -J. Morrison Showing up every day isn’t enough. There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn’t have showed up at all. -J. Caan All it took was 1/2 a week for daily nonsense to derail this silly little project. […]

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30 DoDOs – Day 2: Git it? NOPE.

But I’m tryin’ real hard, Ringo. -J. Winnfield Tyler B’s Quick Pain Cake Recipe Take half-baked project idea, born of equal parts curiosity, fear, procrastination, and excessive free time Add software tool developed personally by the father of the Linux kernel. DO NOT gently add, with good basic understanding of version control principles, centralized or […]

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30 Days of DevOps, Day 1: Battle of the *aaS-es

Since it costs a lot to win, and even more to lose You and me bound to spend some time wonderin’ what to choose. -R Hunter Platform matters. Infrastructure matters. These choices are not single choices. Your first choice in a project is actually a whole long series of choices that you make then you […]

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30 Days of DevOps: From newb to ?

*Edit* First day’s accomplishments can be found here: Daily.log for 4/2/2014 Well that was fast. It seems like just yesterday I was learning the 5 components needed for POST. Or how subnetting works. Or bumping up against Active Directory for the first time. Or building a 2U 3TB RAID5 file server to host a backup snapshot […]

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Parental interlude

So as she is wont to do, Kelly Hogaboom posted a beautiful, touching, nuanced blog post about mother/parenthood and her daughter over at one of her blogs. Now I’m a pretty weak-sauce also-ran in the blogosphere when it comes to putting myself next to K-Boom, but I feel like you can’t really hold me at fault […]

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Hey @MayorPDX, Charlie Hayles!

Google just handed you a guaranteed re-election. I suggest you take them up on that offer.

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