The value I get from You Need A Budget (YNAB) for managing my personal finances is immense. I really like the mental model of putting money aside for specific future expenses, and it causes my savings rate to be significantly higher. If you're trying to manage your budget to reduce …
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I start out all my BASH scripts with the following boilerplate:
#!/bin/bash set -e set -o pipefail set -u
Let's talk for a minute about why each one of those lines is a good idea.
set -e: Exit immediately if a simple command exits with a non-zero status. If …
I recently found a great feature of Sublime Text 3. Let's say you have tabular data, and you need to make the same edit to each line. This happens to me quite often.
Select the entire text, then choose Selection --> Split Into Lines. This gives you a cursor on each …
I love the fact that in iTerm 2, double-clicking a GUID or an IP address selects it.
However, it's been really irritating that in Sublime Text 3, that doesn't happen. Double-clicking the "192" in "192.168.1.1" selects only the "192."
I found the setting to change that in …
This is primarily to help me remember, and to help anyone who finds this via Google.
If you're trying to use the rackspace-novaclient tool to connect to RackSpace's Public Cloud, and you want to use the Heat client as well, you need to do a little tweaking.
OS_PASSWORD needs to …Tagged as: Openstack
If you're a geek like I am, you get a few emails from recruiters a day, and a few calls a week. This tip helps deal with the emails and Linked-In connection requests. It doesn't help with the calls. (The "send to voicemail" button on my phone works for that …
I need to submit a daily log of what I've accomplished to my job. But I find it hard to keep track sometimes, and I feel like I've forgotten things I should be putting on that list. (Yes, yes, OCD, I know.)
I previously announced this, but I thought I'd add a little more detail here. May 19, 2014 was my first day as a RackSpace DevOps Engineer. I'm tremendously excited to be a part of RackSpace, both because of the great company and great team I'm joining, and because of the …Tagged as: Autobiography
Last night I wrote an email advising a client about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its impact on operations. I'm posting that here, as it's a little more balanced and professional (and better written) than the blog entry I wrote last night. Of course I've omitted names to protect my clients' …Tagged as: Data Security
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