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2019


Automatic floating windows in i3

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The i3 window manager is a fast window manager that helps you keep all of your applications in the right place.

DevConf.CZ 2019 Recap

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DevConf.CZ 2019 wrapped up last weekend and it was a great event packed with lots of knowledgeable speakers, an engaging hallway track, and delicious food.

2018


Getting started with ham radio repeaters

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Repeaters are a great way to get into ham radio, but they can be tricky to use for new amateur radio operators. This post explains how to get started.

How to thrive at a technical conference

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I’m at the 2018 Red Hat Summit this week in San Francisco and I am enjoying the interactions between developers, executives, vendors, and engineers.

Takeaways from my foray into amateur radio

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The Overland Expo in Asheville last year was a great event, and one of my favorite sessions covered the basics about radio communications while overlanding.

2017


Old role, new name: ansible-hardening

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The interest in the openstack-ansible-security role has taken off faster than I expected, and one piece of constant feedback I received was around the name of the role.

RHEL 7 STIG v1 updates for openstack-ansible-security

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DISA’s final release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) came out a few weeks ago and it has plenty of improvements and changes.

Five reasons why I’m excited about POWER9

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There’s plenty to like about the POWER8 architecture: high speed interconnections, large (and flexible) core counts, and support for lots of memory.

2016


Power 8 to the people

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IBM Edge 2016 is almost over and I’ve learned a lot about Power 8 this week.

Getting started with gertty

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When you’re ready to commit code in an OpenStack project, your patch will eventually land in a Gerrit queue for review.