New Year’s Resolutions 2022

Here we are, come to the end of 2021, and I thought it would be a good time to make some New Year’s resolutions for 2022. I am not normally one for making resolutions like this, but I am trying to establish a New Normal - as is the whole world - and one of the things I most want to do is be more intentional in my life. Some of these are more realistic than others, but I believe in all of them. Read more...

How I Do Email

Why I Switched from GMail This post is a true account of my journey from a standard, vanilla GMail setup towards a wholly different method of organizing my email that I quite enjoy, and that so far serves me well. I shall start by answering the first question anyone would ask: since GMail is ubiquitous, why did I leave it? First off, I wanted to dead-head my email archive. I had hundreds of thousands of emails, mostly unread. Read more...

Home Lab Part 1

Working as a full time upstream developer in OpenStack means that sometimes I need to run a full cloud environment in order to determine if a new feature works, or debug some kind of issue that someone has reported. This requires more capability than a standard laptop can provide: I need a machine that is a very basic enterprise-class server. And it needs to be able to have plenty of memory. Read more...