Articles by ProgrammingAce

Generating load across a fleet of servers

I maintain an open source project called Hardwarespec that allows you to collect the hardware specifications of your servers across an...

IRC Stats Generation with AWS and Docker

This post assumes you have some experience working in AWS. We’ll go over all of the code needed to set this project up, but it’s...

Anatomy of a chat bot

I’ve been a big fan of ‘Chat Ops‘ since long before it had a cool name. A couple of years ago, I authored a high-speed outage alert...

Sensitive data and CrashPlan backups

In this day and age, everyone knows that backing up your data is critical, so I use CrashPlan to backup all of my important information....

Home Automation: Controlling the lights with your voice

I’ve always had a distant fascination with the idea of a ‘Smart Home’. Not having a house, my options for improving the intelligence of...

Test Driven Infrastructure: Why configuration management needs testing

A friend and I had a long discussion today about Test Driven Infrastructure, specifically what type of tests are important. We were...

Mac Apps for DevOps: 2015

With the recent winter break, I decided to improve my digital standard of living; I wanted to reduce the small nagging problems I have...

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea

With my recent unexpected vacation, I finally g0t around to clearing some games from my backlog. Now that I have a new gaming PC able to...

Winter Reading

The company I work for has a couple of pretty awesome benefits, one of which is a $150 yearly book allowance. I’m a slacker, and I...

PGP Keyserver


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