Markdown in Gmail

I really like markdown for writing technical stuff. It makes it super easy to create code blocks, embed commands in a sentence and generally be really cool.

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New Digs

So I went and did it - Moved to Jekyll and Markdown. Hosted on Heroku with a full development pipeline behind it. I love how easy it is to create a branch, work in that, and have my review app up and running for reviews.

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Yet Another Talk

I was pressed into service to do a training on Heroku for about 300 developers. It was a fun experience, and I really like to go back and watch myself so that I can critique my performance. Hopefully improve as well.

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Automated Nanoc deploys via git push

I’m playing around with Nanoc - a static site generator.  Basically,  nanoc allows you you write your blog posts offline, and then generates your entire site in raw HTML. This allows you to host a site with out needing a database. In other words, it’s dead quick. You can also forgo a web server, and just host your site from S3 if you want.

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IaaS < PaaS < ????

In the mid 2000’s a bookseller accidentally changed the world. Yes, that bookseller was Amazon, and the change was the introduction of a IaaS. Quite possibly the first Infrastructure as a Service. At least the first commercially viable IaaS.

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