• Raspberry Pi for Halloween Props
    For the past five years my wife and I have built increasingly elaborate props for our yard and charity haunted house. We make a great team because I enjoy building the mechanical, electronic, and software pieces to make things run and she, as a designer,...
  • Simplified Kafka Streaming Processors For Sorting
    After a week of poking and prodding at the Kafka streams API and reading through tons of docs and confusing examples I have finally distilled it down to its simplest form and I think I can help all the people, like me, out there struggling...
  • My Clever Docker Environment Loading Solution Using Vault
    The Problem, You have a dockerized application that needs 50+ environment variables that are different based on the execution environment. Let me explain how I made this completely painless with some clever design and hashicorp's vault...
  • Setting Up Your Own Private Docker Registry
    If you want to run your own Docker Registry using registry-v2 this post is for you! Its pretty simple but there are a few gotchas you need to know about. The purpose of this blog post is to help you past the problems so you experience the joy of setting up and having your own private docker registry at little to no cost (depending on if you want to purchase SSL certs or not.)...
  • Understanding Equity Offers for Mere Mortals
    A lot of friends and colleague over the years have asked me to explain this to them and I figured it was time to write a blog post about it so that more people can see how I personally approach equity offerings presented with an employment contract....

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