November 1, 2017

Wait, what? It's November already?

Still A Record I’m rather confident that three blog posts in a single year is a new record for me. To be fair, this one is a bit forced ( and that’s different how? ). They say that the trick to getting better at writing is to do it more often ( the word you’re looking for is practice ). Since I’m very confident that I’m the only person who ever visits this site, I should feel less self-conscious about the whole thing. Read more

April 16, 2017

Home Lab : Overview

Introduction Many years ago I grew tired of my primary system doubling as my lab environment. A SysAdmin by trade, it meant regular breakage and rebuilding of my primary system as I tried out new things and ran through “what happens when I do this“ scenarios. Since I was treating my primary system like a server, it also meant that I fell into the trap of focussing so much on the knobs and dials of applications that I didn’t end up learning to actually use them, as a user. Read more

March 13, 2017

Site Refresh

The Old Guard I have run this site on a wide swath of different platforms. Back in the late 1990’s I discovered Drupal, and it happily ran on that platform for many years. When their server melted down in 2005, I was fortunate enough to have some spare funds to chip in to the community effort to get new hardware. That’s me there on the side. :) I had a T1 run to my house for a few years (the whys and whatfors are a tale for a different post), and after that adventure was over I was starting to tire of managing a full blown CMS for a site that really was nothing more than a small, in size and traffic, blog. Read more

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