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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

Jan 21, 2019 - 4 minute read - Comments - culture

The Tech Industry Has a Drinking Problem and It Is Hurting Diversity

Our industry has an alcohol problem. Before we can have a healthy conversation about this, I assume you’ll agree that our industry has an inclusion and diversity problem. If this isn’t the case, you can stop here; I doubt I’m going to convince you of anything in this post. I believe the lack of diversity in our industry is tremendously complex and alcohol is just one, often overlooked, aspect of this problem.

Mar 16, 2018 - 7 minute read - Comments - workshop

Got Namespaces? (Part 1)

In this workshop we’ll create our own small Go program which interfaces with the Linux kernel extensions that provide applications like Docker and LXC the ability to create isolated containers. Along the way we’ll discuss some of the history behind these features and set off a fork bomb at the end of Part 2!

Mar 10, 2018 - 13 minute read - Comments - workshop

Happy OPS // Angry ELK

Join me as we build a highly available ELK stack with the most recent version of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Filebeats, Logstash, Curator and Elastialert. This is a scaled down, but production ready, installation suitable for Swarm / EE clusters.