Ansible for Infrastructure Testing
$JOB we often find ourselves at customer sites where we see the
same set of basic problems that we have previously encountered
elsewhere ("your clocks aren't in sync" or "your filesystem is full"
or "you haven't installed a critical update", etc). We would like a
simple tool that could …
Better bulk filtering for Gmail
I use Gmail extensively for my personal email, and recently my workplace has been migrated over to Gmail as well. I find that for my work email I rely much more extensively on filters and labels to organize things (like zillions of internal and upstream mailing lists), and that has …read more
OpenStack, Containers, and Logging
I've been thinking about logging in the context of OpenStack and containerized service deployments. I'd like to lay out some of my thoughts on this topic and see if people think I am talking crazy or not.
There are effectively three different mechanisms that an application can use to emit …read more
FAA Cannot Require Drone Registration
This is now old news if you're already following the drone industry, but if you're not, I'd like to highlight a recent decision made by the US Court of Appeals regarding the FAA's drone registration requirements.
To place this in context, back in 2015 the FAA established a new set …read more
Making sure your Gerrit changes aren't broken
It's a bit of an embarrassment when you submit a review to Gerrit only to have it fail CI checks immediately because of something as simple as a syntax error or pep8 failure that you should have caught yourself before submitting...but you forgot to run your validations before submitting …read more