Bits By Me

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Here's the latest. View the Blog or Today I Learned… sections for more.

Today I Learned…

2022-02-06 — Writing Markdown using VS Code

2021-11-11 — Data engineering audiocast, plus Python photos

2021-08-31 — Using direnv to automatically handle environment variables.

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Recent Blog Posts

Giving Actionable Feedback

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Feedback is a gift. But how do you provide feedback to someone while increasing the chance that the person can hear and maybe even act on what you’re sharing with them?

Learning JSON Schema

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JSON Schema is an old concept wrapped in a relatively new format. I learned a few things as I was defining a data model using JSON Schema.

Terraforming 101

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In which I finally get to grips with infrastructure as code on a real project while trying to set up identity aware proxy to protect a private app from prying eyes.

Operating Principles a.k.a. How We Work

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This is a lightly obfuscated version of something I wrote for the technical team at Woolpert Cloud Solutions. It reflects the values I promote for the team and my ethos around enabling people to make …

A Bit of Fastapi for Auth

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Learning more about JWT as a way to encode claims by getting hands-on with FastAPI, a relative newcomer to the Python family of web frameworks.

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