Karl's Blog

  1. Personal DevOps

    DevOps is all about trying to improve a team's productivity, but sometimes, the best place to start is with ourselves.… (read more)

  2. Getting Started with i3

    Switching to i3 for laptop portability.… (read more)

  3. Google Voice: A Rant

    In which I rant about problems with Android's Google Voice feature.… (read more)

  4. Baltimore DevOpsDays 2017

    Notes and live blog of this inaugural two-day event here in Baltimore.… (read more)

  5. Rule #1: Always Be Learning

    What do I want to convey to you more than anything else? There's really only one guideline for your career that I'm convinced is 100% completely absolute, and it's this… (read more)

  6. Easy Peasy Maven Central

    I needed to push some tiny little open source projects of mine to Maven Central. I'd been avoiding this because I figured it'd be a huge hassle. Turns out, no: it's easy!… (read more)

  7. Content Trade Deficit

    I've mostly been a knowledge vampire: I've consumed tons of blogs, articles, and other awesome content posted by awesome people but I haven't really contributed much back to those kind internet strangers.… (read more)

  8. Software Project Estimation: Rebuilding Trust

    Let's be honest here: most developers have an incredibly unprofessional attitude towards project planning and estimation. They don't like it, they really wish it'd just go away, and they may even claim it's impossible.… (read more)

  9. What On Earth Was I Thinking?

    What on earth was I thinking, deciding to spend my free time building a Rock-Paper-Scissors game, of all thingsā€½ Good question!… (read more)

  10. Puppet: First Impressions

    Apache Maven is a wonderful tool for tracking, storing, and making use of compiled libraries, including native libraries (e.g. DLLs). Getting these libraries into Maven is simple.… (read more)

  11. Native Libraries: VCS and Maven

    Apache Maven is a wonderful tool for tracking, storing, and making use of compiled libraries, including native libraries (e.g. DLLs). Getting these libraries into Maven is simple.… (read more)

  12. A sad tale of VPN troubles on Intrepid

    I've now spent a few evenings this week debugging a VPN client error at home: "LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests ... Connection terminated. ... Modem hangup"… (read more)

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