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2018-04-21

  • Hamburger Menus, hacking away at them but I need to setup some multi browser testing solution.
  • Organizing and charging batteries
  • Framed the Deloitte agile map, so funny

2018-04-11

  • Using syntaxhighlight on many snippets
  • Updating, linking and organizing content

2018-04-09

2018-04-04

Aggressive developers claiming ownership of DevOps from submissive Operations types.

  • Should have seen that coming

2018-03-27

  • Clam AV learning again after years

2018-03-23

  • Capturing some devops items. Need to work on my presentation for Distroless

2018-03-20

2018-03-18

2018-03-15

  • checking on Let’s Encrypt and saw certbot unhappy with a now dead subdomain. Fixed

2018-03-09

  • Talking coffee with Phil
I get my coffee from https://www.freshroastedcoffee.com/ and have a Breville Electric Kettle and an insulated french press.
The insulated french press is likely the trick for my setup, mitigate temperature draw.

2018-03-08

2018-02-27

  • Saw the local butcher is have a sale on meat packages
  • Sorted out access to SGM-STL-PSW-001.LATHAMA.NET and realized the firmware is so old that the SSH uses insecure ciphers. Not loving that.
  • More Ansible work
  • Getting warmer outside

2018-02-24

  • Updating Tools
  • Working on DCIM stuffs in the wiki
  • Keeping warm

2018-02-18

Working on DCIM and fun stuff example: SGM-STL-OBM-001.LATHAMA.NET

2018-02-13

Capturing many things here, notes and hacks. A todo list would be good for many of the issues that should be fixed upstream.

2018-01-31

Computers must be hard. People telling me it is hard to get all the tech bootstrapped for a business and I just think wow it has been a decade or more since http://www.zentyal.org/server/ started as ebox. Note to all, many great Open Source Software projects have had name changes but Zentyal which is a scramble of Lazy Net is one of my favorite name changes.

2018-01-23

  • Wrote Sunset Provision
  • Lathama.com now redirected over to linode
  • * Need to cancel Pair.com hosting now

2018-01-16

Website Migrations

Moved all content for sites and all but one domain. The domain transfer from my prior registrar feels a little weird. They make all transfers wait 7 days instead of giving me an option to push it forward.

2018-01-13

Favorite Article of all Time
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9283

2017-10-25

I get asked about donations or virtual beer from time to time. As many of the sites that allow a person to accept donations have upped their charges to extremes I made an Amazon Wishlist that people can use to order random things I want and or need. For example coffee, snacks, toys and more. The URL is http://a.co/iwBa4fD and I am putting it in the credits file of some of my projects. I am sure that there are some people that would like better options and I understand. I will keep my eyes open for options. The goal is that if someone wants to send me $5 for a nice beer I should get closer to $5 than $3.

2017-11-03

I often use the screen name lathama everywhere and it is based off of my last name and first initial of my first name. Recently I have used my full name of Andrew Latham more and more often. Setting up accounts and managing the mess is not fun at times. I did fix one issue where an old lathama account on Youtube.com kept me from using the name. But with the new full name usage I have things that match up better...

Google+ https://google.com/+AndrewLatham

Youtube https://youtube.com/AndrewLatham

Yes branding is important to me. I care about naming conventions and consistent usage.

2017-10-19

While called many things I like to call my process Zero Inbox. I attempt at all times to have no unread emails and it is a real challenge some days as I subscribe to a large number of mailing lists. My daily average is ~200 emails but some times it gets out of hand.

On Gmail I use:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#search/is%3Aunread

as my go to screen. There was a time when you could save filters and other things via some lab tools but they kept on getting retired so I just us the is:unread filter to organize things.

This is not perfect. Checking the spam box for emails for false positives interrupts the flow and I have to go back to the filter. On good days I can stay in the filter all day.

2017-10-06

I have a series of PCEngines APU2 systems I use for my lab and I am re-thinking how to manage them as far as PXE booting. I want to work on some IPv6 booting options and need to isolate the environment like normal. Of course I can use VLAN isolation and configure the mapping per port on the managed switch. The real problem is that there are too many options.

2017-10-04

Some quotes that are interesting.

Too much change is called war. Too little change is also called war. -- Andrew Latham 2008
Always run a honeypot on VLAN1 -- Andrew Latham 2004
Opinions can't be right or wrong as they are not assertions. -- Andrew Latham 2012

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