We’ve all been subject to the scare-mongering around how technology will “take-over” and AI robots are going to kill us all and whatever. Really, though, we all know that technology is neutral, not inherently good or evil. So I really love a good story about how someone harnessed technology for...

I ran across an interesting question at work the other day for which I had to do a little digging, so I thought I’d share it with you to maybe save you some of the digging of your own. Disclaimer: I’m only talking about AZURE here, so if you see...

I love to over-metaphorize things, and I’ve been wanting to do that in regard to my bike accident for some time now. I was in a bicycle accident back in April, and I’ve been thinking about its correlation to DevOps and/or IT in general ever since. A friend of mine...

Last week I finished the last of the three required tests to become a Certified Chef Developer (and passed - woohoo!). I took it kind of slowly, and just made it a quarterly objective to either study for or take a test over the past six months. It was a...

On Monday, I gave you some basic tips about working with Terraform in Azure, and today I want to show you what I’ve learned about creating virtual machines from custom images. First of all, there are a lot of ways in which you can create your image, Packer being a...

I’ve been really getting into Terraform lately and have been interested to see how well it plays with Azure. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. In fact, I’ve had a lot of fun with it. If you’re not familiar with Terraform, in their words: Terraform enables you to safely...

I took the Basic Chef Fluency test (the first one toward Chef certification) a few months ago now, so I wanted to share what I thought about it and a study guide which lot of people have asked about. So first off, you pay for it then schedule it, and...

I realize my journey into technology isn’t normal, per se. Many times people ask me how they can do it, too, and they note how I had advantages that they don’t, so they succumb. Meanwhile, many people in technology note the need to lower the barrier to entry into careers...

I have been working toward my Chef certification here lately, and my husband came up with this really cool kata that I’ve been working on lately to study up for my first exam. A kata is something that you do over and over for training and for the purpose of...

My DevOps Training Plan is going swimmingly, thanks for asking. ;) I shared with you last week about how I learned how to use the Jenkinsfile for a CI/CD pipeline. That was a lot of fun, and this week I’m inserting Docker into the mix! I honestly didn’t think I’d...