Amazon Route 53 DNS failover

Tuesday, April 02 2013

A quick review of my experience with Route 53’s DNS failover service.

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Patwright mentioned in the Greenville Journal

Monday, April 01 2013

Pathwright gets a neat interview article in the Greenville Journal.

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namecheap.com EssentialSSL and Amazon ELB

Friday, March 29 2013

How to generate the Certificate Chain for namecheap.com EssentialSSL and Amazon ELB.

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Your knowledge is valuable

Thursday, February 14 2013

Most people have something that they are truely passionate about. When they think of whatever this happens to be, their day brightens, perhaps they feel excited, or maybe they talk the ear off of friends about it. This kind of calling, hobby, or special interest is such a positive motivator ...

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We all wear many hats, and it’s great!

Tuesday, February 12 2013

Something that I had hoped for and have found in working at a small business (Pathwright) is the variability I see from day to day. You have a general idea of what you need to be doing, what your goals are in the immediate, mid, and longer term, but it ...

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Fabric task for notifying New Relic of a code deploy

Monday, February 11 2013

A brief example Fabric task for notify New Relic of code deploys.

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Switched to Pelican

Sunday, February 10 2013

For the last four years, my blog has been powered by Django. As I have found myself becoming more and more busy, I have stopped wanting to hassle with keeping things up to date on the server and the application.

After a weekend of tinkering and conversions, I’m now ...

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Ansible first impressions

Friday, February 08 2013

After brief visits with Puppet and Chef for config management, I’ve set my sights on Ansible. It’s late and I’ve been staring at this stuff for way too long today, but here are some early observations:

  • I really like that it is written in Python. Puppet and ...
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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Review

Wednesday, January 30 2013

Amazon Elastic Transcoder was released just a few short days ago. Given that we do a lot of encoding at Pathwright, this was of high interest to us. A year or two ago, we wrote media-nommer which is similar to Amazon’s Transcoder, and it has worked well for us ...

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MUD tech is fun/cool, but…

Tuesday, January 08 2013

As software development evolves, there are an ever-expanding number of ways to put together very complex, elaborate systems that are fun to geek out on. Multi-processing is becoming increasingly prevalent, distributed systems are a boon to cases with massive scalability or reliability requirements, and there are all kinds of neat ...

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