DNS
This week's security brown bag topic was the Quad9 filtered DNS service: pros and cons, alternatives, etc. This post contains my notes.
parenting
One of my mentees recently left me with a very special gift, one that reminds me of another, even more priceless, gift: the support of adults in my young life, especially my parents, *even when they didn't understand me*.
Someone on IRC tonight told me that he thought he was incapable of self-improvement.
organization
I'm a fan of going analog whenever I can manage. Fountain pens and paper are a great way to focus, and to stay organized without waiting on apps or relying on batteries. I've used and iterated on my trusty Bullet Journal for some time now...
I hate meetings. I hate anything that asks me to step away from my work for overhead tasks. However, meetings are useful and necessary if you want a group of people to act
My 14yo son, Lucas[1], is working on his first startup. Bloomington Bees is a Bloomington, Indiana based apiary, or bee farm, producing honey, beeswax, honeycomb, and other interesting things. The Bloomington Bees
OSS
I sat it on a great talk at OSCON today by VM Brasseur about succession planning in Open Source projects and communities. There was a point where she called out the weaknesses in
So, I've finally done what a certain loved one calls "taking an engineer pill"[1] and moved another bit of my digital world to a managed service, reducing maintenance overhead so
martial arts
This isn't just a post about training hard in martial arts -- though it is about that -- it's about training hard when one is very overweight. In the past year, I've lost
drupal
The Problem We lack a clear and inviting path from discovering Drupal and learning how to use it to becoming an active and productive contributor. As a result, our most active developers are
drupal
I was recently asked what one needs to know before becoming a Drupal developer. It's a tricky question, both because Drupal draws strength from the diversity of our community, and because it's hard
OSS
In the past couple of weeks, I've become increasingly aware of how much conflict younger open source projects I'm involved in have compared to more mature projects and projects run by folks with