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twister.sh

November 12, 2020 - https://burgers.io

Sometimes, you just need to wash the dishes even though the kids are begging to play Twister. #!/bin/zsh # Give a Twister instruction approximately once every 5 seconds appendages=("right hand" "right foot" "left hand" "left foot") colors=("red" "yellow" "green" "blue" "in the air") while true; do count=${#appendages[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) appendage=${appendages[$index]} count=${#colors[@]} index=$(( $RANDOM % $count + 1 )) color=${colors[$index]} both="$appendage $color" echo $both say $both sleep 0. Read more about twister.sh

Time is valuable, Project to Product, reducing waste and Software Development Process

October 22, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Time is valuable, Project to Product, reducing waste and Software Development Process 🎼Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away 🎸 DC Talk Time is ticking away "Lost time is never found again." Benjamin Franklin "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." Moses - Psalms 90:12 As I’m getting older (so are you ;-)), I’m realizing the value of time more and more. Read more about Time is valuable, Project to Product, reducing waste and Software Development Process

Transitioning from TFVC to Git

September 30, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Transitioning from TFVC to Git I’ve had the opportunity to work for a company for 2 years now. The have a lot going on. They use TFVC, which works, but I quickly realized how much I like Git over TFVC. I “grew up” with TFVC. Then a previous company decided to make the transition. It took us all a bit to get used to Git and learn it, but after using it we never looked back. Read more about Transitioning from TFVC to Git

Polly Presentation and links

August 22, 2020 - https://www.aligneddev.net

Polly Presentation and Links I had the honor of going to NDC Minneapolis in 2019. One of the many presentations I attended was about Polly, given by Carl Franklin (the pictures below are from his presentation slides) I recently gave a presentation of my own at an Omnitech Lunch and Learn. We had a lot of good questions and conversations, so there isn’t a lot of content. If you want to learn more about it, just watch Carl’s presentation. Read more about Polly Presentation and links

Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

July 14, 2020 - https://burgers.io

It’s 2020. The world is abuzz with, well – waves hand – all this. But it’s also abuzz with ARM: Apple is moving their Mac line to Apple Silicon, Amazon has been been touting their Gravaton2-based infrastructure, Cloudflare is said to be going all ARM on their edge nodes, and the world’s fastest supercomputer is built on ARM. For a long time, I – and I think many others – held the idea that x86-64 is for heavy workloads and ARM is for the "little stuff" like embedded systems and Raspberry Pis. Read more about Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

Wire Up Random Integrated Circuits

June 9, 2020 - https://bluemonkeydev.com

I bought a bag of integrated circuits (IC) from eBay — it is about 1/2 a pounds and contains all kids of TTL, CMOS, Semiconductors, etc. And the “etc” is very interesting. eBay seller — https://www.ebay.com/sch/oblagon/m.html I’m going to go through as many of them as I can and put them on a breadboard, reviewRead more The post Wire Up Random Integrated Circuits first appeared on Blue Monkey Dev. Read more about Wire Up Random Integrated Circuits

Is your furnace running?

June 9, 2020 - https://bluemonkeydev.com

After about a year, I swap out my prototype furnace sensor with a permanent solution, complete with 3d printed case and two temperature probes. I will post a follow-up video once I get some graph data to show the vibration and temperature over a period of time. In a future video, I will cover inRead more The post Is your furnace running? first appeared on Blue Monkey Dev. Read more about Is your furnace running?

Public Cert Trust Stores in Ruby: What am I trusting and should I be? The internet is scary

April 11, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

When I was a senior in college (longer ago than I should admit to) I did a demonstration about sniffing user’s facebook traffic when they were using wifi at my college. At the time Facebook didn’t redirect HTTP -> HTTPS by default and most users were connecting over plaintext. Since then Facebook has switched to secure browsing by default, and most companies are encrypting traffic in transit whether it’s internal or external. Read more about Public Cert Trust Stores in Ruby: What am I trusting and should I be? The internet is scary

Hosting a User Group on Zoom (when it’s normally in person)

April 11, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

I’m not looking to add to the noise around using zoom to work remotely and connect with people during social distancing, but after spending some time on Google I couldn’t find a guide on how to do this. These are pretty much my own notes while I’m prepping to try and host a user group through zoom. Here’s my “minimal video call host check list” Let people know what they’re getting into (state that you’d like people to turn on video in the agenda, tell them what will happen during the meeting, ask for their patience while everyone gets used to the video chat)1. Read more about Hosting a User Group on Zoom (when it’s normally in person)

Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)

March 9, 2020 - https://rollingwebsphere.home.blog/

I’ve been doing IaC in AWS for years now, primarily through Cloudformation and scripting languages like powershell and python. IaC is great, but these tools have some short comings like yaml being very verbose, and the powershell AWS SDKs not handling idem potency for you. Because of those short comings, I was very excited when AWS released AWS CDK a little over a year ago now. It cuts down on a lot of copying and pasting yaml files like you do in cloudformation, and gives you easier access to higher level language constructs like loops and if statements. Read more about Tips and tricks for getting started in CDK (a.k.a. IaC is great! Daheck is typescript?)