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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Automated Backup to HP Cloud Object Storage, Code Included

(cross posted from the HPCloud Blog. With 75% more typos!)

One of the most basic problems with systems that need to persist data, is making sure that you can recover those systems in the case of a critical error. I’ve used and written backup systems for more time then I’d like to admit (for example). With the advent of cloud storage systems such as S3, moving your data offsite has become much easier, and much easier to recover data from your offsite storage system.

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Readings on Mindfulness

Just a disclaimer - I am a Buddhist, so I tend to frame my thinking in Buddhist language. However I am not a religious Buddhist. The only reason that I identify as Buddhist is that the philosophies put forward by the Buddha resound with me, as do the ways that they are presented.

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