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    I recently decided to change jobs and move on to a startup after 6+ years at my job with a large (and prominent) web corporation. I've learned a ton in my time there but it seemed to be the right time for me to move...
  • Apple's Thunderbolt Display is Junk
    My current work setup is a 15" MacBook Pro Retina connected to a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Retina display. I will start off by saying that the Thunderbolt display is a very pretty display and the colors are crisp and clean... when it works...
  • Proxy SSH Over SOCKS (the easy way)
    Today I had a strange problem. I needed to work with an internal git repo behind a firewall from my home on my personal laptop. The git server only allows SSH connections (git@git.corp.example.com) and doesn't support HTTP requests....
  • Lengthen the Rope
    The DevOps culture is one of late nights and early mornings. Its a culture rooted in the good old days of SysAdmin cowboys and cowgirls. We were the computer hackers and miracle workers. Never content with the tools we had, we built bigger and better...
  • Hyper-Collaboration is not Innovation
    There is a fallacy that remote workers can't collaborate effectively. Time and time again I hear that collaboration is something that only thrives in an office environment where everyone is sitting in the same room and working. I want to clear a few things up here....

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