A while back I wrote a
whois API to contain some basic information about me. It was written in Node.JS, and had different JSON responses based on the path you requested (e.g.
/job, etc.). The code is here if you are interested in how the first iteration of this project worked. It was hosted on an intentionally-unnamed SaaS provider that just wasn't up to scratch.
I have a love/hate relationship with writing blog posts. On the one hand, I love looking back at stuff that I have written, and I like the sense of accomplishment I get when I look at the post in all its glory, formatted nicely, on the Internet for the world to see. On the other hand, I find it really hard to commit to a single idea in enough detail to make it worthwhile spending the time writing a blog post.
At work, we have several “working groups” centred around specific technologies we use. The purpose of these is to have a way for us lowly engineers to have input into our “tech menu” that we work with. There are several software-engineering-focused groups (JVM, Nodejs, etc.) but so far only one that relates to operations in a broad sense: the container working group.
Regular visitors to this website will notice that it has had a little bit of a revamp. Previously my site was a custom theme for Jekyll hosted on GitHub pages. I got fed up about something to do with GitHub and so decided to move away. I took a rip of the static site and threw it up on an OpenBSD box I had lying around (as you do). This worked fine but any time I wanted to make a minor edit, I had to
ssh into the box and make my changes there. Not ideal.
I was going to come up with a witty title for this blog post, but my brain is fried from everything that's been injected into it.