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There is a lot of downtime in a modern tech workers life. From meetings to waiting for deployments to finish, you can spend a lot of time watching a progress bar. Or maybe you've been banging your head against a problem all day, getting nowhere. Perhaps the endless going from…

TIL I've been changing directories incorrectly

One of my first tasks when I start at a new job is making a series of cd alias in my profile. These are usually to the git repositories where I'm going to be doing the most work, but its not an ideal situation because obviously sometimes I work with…

Are Dockerfiles good enough?

For those looking for a fast overview of containers click here. Containers have quickly become the favorite way to deploy software, for a lot of good reasons. They have allowed, for the first time, developers to test "as close to production" as possible. Unlike say, VMs, containers have a minimal…

Operations is not Developer IT

My code doesn't compile. Why?The number of times in my career I have been asked a variation on "why doesn't my application work" is shocking. When you meet up with Operations people for drinks, you'll hear endless variations on it. Application teams attempting to assign ownership of a bug…

How does FaceTime Work?

As an ex-pat living in Denmark, I use FaceTime audio a lot. Not only is it simple to use and reliable, but the sound quality is incredible. For those of you old enough to remember landlines, it reminds me of those but if you had a good headset. When we…