Blog Posts
There are plenty of blog posts out here about how to prepare for the CKAD exam. I read many of them before studying and taking the test. I'm going to go over what advice they shared that I thought was useful and which advice I would ignore if I were going to do it again.
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There are a lot of amazing Kuberentes Open Source Projects out there. I wanted to give a shoutout to several that have made my life easier, and allowed us here at SimpleNexus to innovate and develop higher quality infrastructure.
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The more that I use Ruby, the more I love it. This blog post covers six random Ruby tips that have made debugging easier for me. I wish I had known about them sooner.
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I hooked up my RF remote controlled ceiling fan to my home automation system. I used an Arduino Mega 2560, Raspberry Pi Zero W and Home Assitant to enable Alexa, Google Assistant, and my phone to control the light and fan in my bedroom.
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Setting up Tailscale on user machines and server instances was easy; however, there seems to be a lack of support and documentation for setting up Tailscale in a containerized environment. Looking through issues and blog posts it appears that they do not officially support Tailscale in containers yet. That said, it wasn't very difficult to get Tailscale running in a container inside of Kubernetes. This post details how to make that happen.
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Backing up your configuration is something that doesn't take a lot of time to do now, but can save you a lot of time in the future. When I get on a new machine I can just clone my repo, run a script, and the most important applications are installed and configured the way I want saving me countless hours
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This post is going to be about how I came to use Emacs and what features keep me using Emacs instead of something else in my daily work.
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The goal of awsctx is to make it easy for a user to add, activate, and delete credentials easily without having to manually maintain different files. Another problem that awsctx solves is the storing of the AWS credentials in plain text.
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I can't tell you how many times I have tried to get family and friends to install a password manager. Is it really that hard? Maybe I'm just more paranoid that most people about cyber security. You will probably think so after I tell you that another thing that helps me sleep better at night is encrypting any of my files that have sensitive content in them. In this post I will go into detail about two tools, one for password management and one for securely encrypting files and how these things can work together to make life easy.
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