The Infamous Free Slurpee Story – a Tale of Integrity

The folks who know what's coming are probably grinning from ear to ear right now. This story has followed me for years, and people love busting my chops about it. I'm going to tell it again, though, because I still believe it contains an important lesson about integrity. The story [...]

By |2018-06-25T13:54:04+00:00July 11th, 2018|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Assuming a Role from the Instance Profile (AWS PowerShell)

I wanted to share a workaround I came up with for a specific challenge in the AWS PowerShell tools. In a sense, this is an addendum to my Pluralsight course, since it was published before I came across this scenario. I'll try to keep it brief since you're probably only here to get the workaround [...]

By |2018-06-24T20:49:36+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Cloud|0 Comments

Learn the AWS PowerShell Tools on Pluralsight

I've authored a Pluralsight course on the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. This is the official AWS PowerShell module for working with AWS resources. If you're familiar with my work, you know I'm no stranger to AWS, and I have a lot of love for PowerShell. Authoring a course that combines those two things [...]

By |2018-06-22T14:39:38+00:00June 7th, 2018|Cloud|0 Comments

Inspecting Network Traffic on Ubuntu Linux

In the course of setting up my own OpenStack cloud, I found myself working up and down through multiple layers of network virtualization. Needless to say, I ran into plenty of network issues. To solve them, I researched, gathering small bits of knowledge from many different websites (Stack Overflow, I'm looking at you), forums, and [...]

By |2017-07-14T09:52:26+00:00July 17th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Beware the Interview Feedback Policy

I recently had the opportunity to interview for a position with a well-known technology company. Overall it was a positive experience. However, there was one thing that made me sour on it. The company has an policy against giving interview feedback beyond a yes/no hiring decision. What bothered me even more was [...]

By |2017-07-28T11:08:18+00:00July 6th, 2017|Soft Skills|0 Comments