Locationally Inconsistant Internet Ramblings

The brain-farts of a Developer on the move, usually about the nerdy bits of nomad life.

Managing your terraform across multiple environments

You’re managing your cloud infrastructure using Terraform. You’ve got your first environment up and running and you’re already reaping the benefits of a codified infrastructure. Changes are easy. But, now you need to set up a second environment (staging, prod, whatever) and you’re finding that managing this is not straight forward. There’s a bunch of arguments to remember every time you switch between environments, and your switching a lot because you want to keep them in sync. Because this is hard you tend to use auto-complete, but then sometimes you forget to change something and accidentally apply prods config to staging. Well, as in many occasions, a Makefile can probably help you there.

January 1st, 2021 - Dev, Infra, Devops, Software-Development & Tech

Minimum Viable Journaling

Along with the million other things I’ve been trying over the past year of seeking self-improvement, journaling is one of the ones I’ve had partial success with (well, more than zero-success at least). Here’s some implementation detail on my setup and how I’ve kept it as bare-bones as possible, backed-up in the cloud and, most importantly for my tin-foil fetish, secure.

April 28th, 2020 - Dev, Journaling & Writing

The easy way to view web certificate info (probably)

This is a quick little post about how I realised that there’s a nice and easy way to view detailed information about a web certificate available to most sensible people: Firefox TL;DR: code This is a built-in feature of firefox: click on the little padlock icon in the address bar when visiting any website using TLS, select the view cert info and a new tab will open displaying info about the cert.

March 24th, 2020 - Dev & Devops

Hugo On Then, I'll find a better Static Site Generator

I recently changed this site generation from using Hexo (a JavaScript static site generator), to Hugo (a Golang-based one) and it made me happy for quite a few reasons. Don’t get me wrong, Hugo ain’t perfect, but having a little less JavaScript in my life has made me a happy chappy.

October 10th, 2019 - Blogging, Dev, Static Site & Devops

Delivery Driven Developers

One thing that I’ve come to notice of late is that I’m a little different to a lot of developers that I meet. Many developers, seem to have a penchant for wanting to write code for the sake of writing code. To optimise, to agonise over, and ultimately to perfect the very specific piece of code that they’re working on, regardless of the bigger picture of the project.

September 22nd, 2019 - Software Development, Rant & Viewpoint
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