Stack Overflow Reputation - From 0 to 2000

Stack Overflow is a great site for programming Q&A in general and a great resource for growing developer programs as well. From a developer program perspective, 2000 reputation is an ideal target since it provides the ability to edit any post, treating Stack Overflow more like a wiki, and the ability to create tags.

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Static Knowledgebase Idea

I was recently thinking about developer-oriented knowledgebases and thought it would be a great idea to build a knowledgebase on a static documentation engine like MkDocs or Sphinx. I imagine a project like this could be very useful to developer projects and would love to see it developed.

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Glip Inbound Webhook SDKs

I recently put together two SDKs to wrap Glip’s inbound webhooks when there’s a desire to have data from other sites integrated into Glip alerts.

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Read the Docs and Slate Integration Idea

Read the Docs and Slate are two great open source documentation tools. Each has advantages with Read the Docs supporting repo-based documentation and Slate supporting 3-column layout. These advantages make both very useful for documenting SDKs. Given that each has their own strengths, it would be great to be able to use these together. Here’s an idea for single sourcing content and publishing into both.

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The Learning Pipeline - How to Keep Learning

I was able to participate on Proofpoint’s Summer Intern panel discussion today and wanted to share my answer to one of the questions: how do you keep learning. When this question came up, I had the luxury of listening to a few of the other panelists before responding with my own answer which consisted of the following four steps.

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Litecoin Mining with Ubuntu

This is a quick how-to on getting started with Litecoin mining on Ubuntu.

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Operations Glossary

As with any field, it is important to have clear terms and definitions so people can communicate clearly and effectively. This page will serve as an ongoing glossary to cover common terms in IT Operations.

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Wildcard Subject Alternate Name SSL/TLS Certificates

Managing hundreds or thousands of servers for SSL/TLS can be a challenge due to the potential number of certificates involved. To address this, I recently looked into combining two common management features of certificates, wildcard domain names and subject alternative names (SANs) into a “Wildcard SAN” certificate. Eventually I found that these certificates are in use but knowledge of them does not appear to be widespread.

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Yahoo Compromised to Deliver Exploit Kits

Bitcoin Is Now Supported in Encode::Base58::GMP

Base58 is a human-readable, protocol-safe encoding useful for case-sensitive encodings in cross-application situations such as urls, databases, file systems, full-text indexes and others.

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A Tribute to Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Thinking Differently

Steve Jobs has passed away and the world has lost someone that showed what could be accomplished with a singular and distinctive vision. His was an approach that fused usability, appearance and functionality into a cohesive whole. I’ve read many of the tributes and articles and two of which that stood out from me were ons that showed him on a more personal level as told by Stephen Wolfram and Al Alcorn.

My condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

For my tribute, I’ll simply list a few of his quotations that helped focus his efforts on his and his team’s achievements.

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Performance is a Feature

The phrase “Performance is a Feature” has been growing in popularity.

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Bill Clinton and Stevie Wonder on Keeping the Passion to Innovate Alive

One of the treats of attending large technology conferences is the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers. These are my notes from the keynote addresses from Bill Clinton and Stevie Wonder at this year’s Dreamforce.

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