With the start of November comes the start of NaNoWriMo. I mentioned a few posts ago that this was an upcoming threat. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. That’s about 1700 words a day. Yikes. Truthfully, I’m not a writer and have no real purpose for writing a book, particularly one that is pumped out in a single month. I’m trying to juggle too many things…

I’m a huge proponent of Kubernetes, but I’m not afraid to admit it has flaws. It has plenty. Like most people, I tend to use the NGINX Ingress Controller. It is simple and works well. Set it up, add an annotation to your ingress, and you’re golden. If you’re using cert-manager, it also plays nicely. The challenges arise when you try to use other ingress controllers which don’t conform to the standard kubernetes ingress model.…

I have been asked why I would bother paying for an IDE when there are great ones out there that are open source. VS Code for instance is open source and with the help of a few plugins can be built into a first class development environment. And the truth is, I do use VS Code when it comes to lightweight work whether that be editing yaml files for Kubernetes resources or writing markdown (like this very…

I generally sleep well at night. I exercise most days, I don’t drink most days, and I’m not carrying crippling levels of stress. So when I go to bed at night, within a few minutes I’m asleep and I wake up roughly 8 hours later feeling well rested. But what if I could sleep even better? Dream more vivid and interesting dreams – and remember them. Wake up feeling 25% more well rested. It turns…