Life

Migrate plex from a warden jail to an iocage jail

I've been running FreeNAS 11.2 beta for a while (currently on 11.2-RC1). I've got a bunch of media on it from when I started running FreeNAS 9 (home videos, music, etc.) and I've not taken the step to migrate the old warden-based jails to the newer iocage jails. This meant that my Plex jail was not listed in the web UI. I could get into the jail using jexec but couldn't really ...

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Life

Stonecutters

Have you heard the parable of the stonecutters?

This is one of my favourite parables/stories because it speaks of purpose and passion in a very simple to understand way. If you’ve not heard the parable before, let me relay it briefly. There are three stonecutters doing the same, back breaking, tedious, difficult work of cutting stone. This is not an easy job. There’s no air conditioning. There’s no power tools. ...

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Life

Pictures of Israel

Finally I got the pictures of Israel up. Apologies once again for those who have been waiting... I didn't intend for it to take this long, but they are up now!

Favourite places in Israel were the Garden of Gethsemane, Madasa, Shiloh (who wouldn't want to stand basically where the Ark of the Covenant rested?!? plus the budding almond trees were beautiful) and Tel Dan.

Enjoy!

Israel 2018 album on Flickr

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Life

Pictures of Jordan

Apologies for this taking so long... I know there are quite a few people who have been after me to post the pictures. Unfortunately due to time constraints I have skipped to the end of the trip to post pictures from Jordan (since there are less than those of Israel). One of my favourite places on the trip was Petra, so the bulk of the pictures are from there. This is, of ...

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Life

Pictures of Egypt

There are far too many pictures taken of my recent trip, but since I'm being (graciously!) hounded by friends I figured I'd note when some of them were available so I've gotten the first few up, just of the Egypt part. The Israel part will take longer though as that is where the bulk of the trip was. I think these ones are a good sampling of the many pictures I took. ...

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Life

Pilgrimage to Egypt, Israel, Jordan

This past last half of February I took a trip with my family and members of our church on a tour of the "land of the Bible" (Egypt, Israel, and Jordan). This was a 15 day trip that took us to and through five countries in four continents. It was a whirlwind trip... super busy, amazing in a lot of ways, and offered a lot of opportunities for quiet reflection. This post ...

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Linux

Open Source is 20; Let's Wander Down Memory Lane

I'm a week behind as the 20th anniversary of "Open Source" was a week ago. Back on February 3, 1998 the term "Open Source" was coined as a result of the decision of Netscape Communications Corp to give away the source code to it's Netscape Navigator browser earlier on January 23, 1998. Red Hat has a nice recap of what happened then in its Celebrating the 20th anniversary of open source ...

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Life

2017: A Retrospective

Last year I wrote a retrospective and was interesting to read it at the end of this year so I've decided to do it again. What can I say about 2017?

From a work perspective, this was a crazy year. The vulnerabilities we had to deal with this year were pretty significant, things like Blueborne and KRACKS and others that created a lot of work for the team. To say it was ...

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Life

Working Remotely

I've read a few articles lately about working from home and some best practices for working remotely, and other topical guidance around the subject of working from home. I always find these articles fascinating because I want to see if there's something I am missing or doing wrong. Maybe there's a way I can boost my own productivity. Some insight. Something.

Inevitably I finish the article, sigh, and carry on. The ...

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Linux

Red Hat Container Health Index

Today is the first day of Red Hat Summit 2017, this year in Boston. I'm not there, but am thoroughly enjoying watching the keynotes and other interviews via TheCube on Summit. One of the big things that we've been working on for a while that was announced today is the Container Health Index within our Red Hat Container Catalog. I'm not going to go into detail here as I've already ...

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