DevOps: What Do?!

DevOps: What Do?! 'DevOps' is a loaded term, and is threatening to go the way of 'agile' in meaning whatever the person speaking wants it to mean, and in doing »

Transitional naming schemes

A concept based off of a silly tweet I saw the other day: automatically naming new hosts using word lists. If you used an adjective-noun-verb pattern, each host would be »

Hidden dangers of team building rituals.

I recently saw a blog post on using gif selfies for team bonding, and it made me pause for a moment, and reflect on how I would feel if I »

Unexpected Benefits of Owning a Car

After procrastinating about it for far too long, last year I finally passed my driving test, got a licence, and bought a car (a VW Tiguan). Having access to a »

Holding Pattern

It’s been an absurd length of time since I’ve written a blog post. For most of the time, that’s because of a combination of both being too »

Mid-conference-week notes.

This week is conference week in Edinburgh. Tuesday saw ScotlandJS, the first JavaScript conference in Scotland and the start of attempts to build JavaScript communities in Scotland. Note that last »