Blog

I tend to write blogs less frequently that TIL’s. So they are typically longer and dig a little deeper.

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

json schema

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

leadership work learning

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

python auth fastapi

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.

Tinkering With Tax Data

datasette data

Using some open source tools to learn about tax data in Denver.

Big O for Imposters

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A short and probably obvious statement for people who studied computer science. But for me is not obvious and took a short bit of reading on Big(O).

Transforming the Team on Your Practical Cloud Journey

leadership cloud learning

Reposting a blog I wrote for Woolpert about digital transformation and the necessary culture, learning, and mindset for a successful and practical cloud journey.

Multiple ssh keypairs and how to use them

ssh security

Finally learning more about ssh keypairs and how to manage them using ssh-agent.

asdf for Runtime Management

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Using asdf as an alternative to homebrew for managing language runtimes like Python and Ruby. It provides a holistic solution to the same problem that pyenv and nvm and rvm solve for specific …

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