Category Archives: Computers

My Tech Certifications – A History

I don’t as a rule chase technical certifications. As a technical person who’s been mucking about with computers since around 1981, and as someone who has been on the hiring side of the desk, certifications are similar to some college … Continue reading

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Current Home Servers

This has come up several times and I can’t always remember all the servers I have set up for one reason or another. Many times it’s just because the subject I’m on has me listing the relevant servers plus a … Continue reading

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DevOps Interview

Did my interview Friday. Interesting in general. No real OS questions but questions on Kubernetes and Docker and interest in Helm. Then an actual hands on test. Configure Jenkins to upload a file from a Github site to an Amazon … Continue reading

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Installing Container Linux on VMware

I have a VMware vCenter configuration at home. Two R710 servers connected as a cluster (VMUG subscription). I was having a little trouble with installing CoreOS (aka Container Linux) and in general have issues due to most tutorials using Vagrant, … Continue reading

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Presenting Homelabs To Potential Employers

A recent posting mentioned documenting your HomeLab on your Resume to show you’re going above and beyond what your job requires. Shows initiative and interest. I know when we’re looking at candidates, we want to find people who have external … Continue reading

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If A Tree Falls In The Forest

I write scripts to better manage the Unix servers we’re responsible for. Shell scripts, perl scripts, whatever it takes to get the information needed to stay on top of the environment. Be proactive. Generally scripts are written when a problem … Continue reading

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‘If You Were Smart, You’d Be In Engineering’

This is a comment I heard a few years back from a manager on the Engineering side of the house. Of course it’s stated in a bad way, but the words behind it is that to advance in technology, your … Continue reading

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git Version Control for rcs Users – Setting up gitlab

Next up is to install Gitlab. The problem will be the inability to access to ‘net from work. So a manual install will need to be done. We’ll see how that goes. Gitlab is pretty easy to install. Just follow … Continue reading

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git Version Control for rcs Users – Configuring gitlab and Jenkins Servers

This is intended to document the steps involved in moving from an RCS based environment to a git based environment. In previous posts, I showed the environment I’m currently working in and the progress to changing from using RCS to … Continue reading

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git Version Control for rcs Users – Synchronization

Now that I can check out files, edit, and check them back in. The last step is syncing the files with the target server or servers. I’m trying to eliminate the extra static files/put them into the repo vs having … Continue reading

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