Developer Enablement
I've been struggling to get some resources in the cloud stood-up today, and it's made me think a bit more about the empowerment of people to be able to operate in the business environment. In my opinion, everybody should have access to the tools and training they need to do their jobs, without having to go through others every time. But this story starts with Microsoft Azure. Azure Front Door is a reverse proxy/CDN similar to CloudFlare, and I've been trying to set it up for a new product at wo...
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Rust
The Rust programming language has been one of those things that I want to get into, but have just been struggling to get my head around. I've seen the light, but how the hell do I use it? From the outside, it looks so different to anything I've used before. For example; I had learned to program originally in PHP, but when I realised that it was certainly not the language for me long-term, I was able to step into C# with very little resistance. I've found myself having to read documentation very...
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New Years Resolutions
Its getting real close to that time of year again, where we all pretend to perform some serious introspection and decide that we have no real issues other than superficial. We all decide we want to start going to the gym, but then give up after a month or so. I had some thoughts about this - not so much about what my resolutions will be, more about how I think I should set them. Holding myself to a SMART goal seems unreasonable given the context. The time span for a New Years resolution is far...
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Distro-Hopping
After spending an entire year of promising myself I wouldn't distro-hop into another Linux OS any more, I thought I would reward myself by installing another OS. Linux Mint this time. Can't say its entirely my own fault though - I tried updating Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.10, but apparently I didn't have enough space in my boot partition to upgrade, and I couldn't resize my other partitions to make room. I would have had to re-install anyway. May as well have made that something new and exciting! I'v...
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