YEAH YOU KNOW ME!
I went to six conferences in forty eight days and that’s just a bit overwhelming.
I had this abstract idea that it was over the course of the around eight weeks or so but then I looked at the actual dates and pulled it up on a calendar calculator and now I want to vomit.
FORTY. EIGHT. DAYS.
This is in stark contrast to the rest of the year when i didn’t attend ANYTHING.
Wait, no, I did That One Thing – OpenStack Project Team Gathering where I did a ton of interviews and OMG I just realized I have to edit SO MANY VIDEOS.
Now, part of the not travelling AT ALL is because I was coming back from maternity leave and didn’t want to travel while the twins were so young and part of the travelling WAY TOO MUCH is because dayum if I didn’t just plan for that so poorly but also I really missed travel and speaking and doing All The Things.
Let’s make 2019 much more balanced and not have entire quarters of no travel NOR have entire quarters of all the travel, mkay?
Also, my partner will kill me, understandably, kthxbye. Cause three kids and one parent is ROUGH.
But first, let’s look back at that travel insanity and Learn The Lessons.
As an aside, I started to write up ALL of the travel reports at once and got completely overwhelmed, so this is ONLY THE FIRST TWO.
Bite sized chunks are bite sized.
Continue reading “Who Down With OCP?!?”
As I’ve been rebuilding this site. In case you hadn’t noticed. I have.
Cause of the hack.
And this is what I’ve learned so far…
Backups Aren’t Necessary UNTIL THEY ARE
If I had been maintaining regular backups (which the hosting company is totally happy to do for just a few euros more per month), it would’ve taken a few short hours (minutes? let’s hope I never find out.) to rebuild. Instead it’s been days. And it’s going to take at least another week to smooth out all the wrinkles.
So now I use Vaultpress, a WordPress plugin that interfaces with Jetpack, for daily backups.
Continue reading “What We’ve Learned So Far”
In preparation for the Red Hat Summit this week and OpenStack Summit in a week, I put together a hardware demo to sit in the RDO booth.
I know, I know – the title has LEGO in it and now I’m talking tech.
Bait and switch, AMIRITE?!?
I promise it’s relevant.
So I put together this little hardware demo…
Continue reading “Your LEGO Order Has Been Shipped”
Today (and tomorrow) are the RDO Mitaka Test Days in Brno, Czech Republic and I spent a few hours this morning catching up on the tripleo quickstart live demonstration video and the rest of the day bashing my head against the packstack sanity checks for RHEL 7.2, CentOS 7.1, and Fedora 22.
And I took awesome notes. To share with you.
Cause I love.
There are quite a few prerequisites assumed which I’d like to clarify right now because I had to figure this out myself.
My ThinkPad W541 laptop environment:
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.2 (Maipo)
$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Sat Jan 23 04:54:55 EST 2016
$ free -m
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 15516 2020 7846 382 5649 12796
Swap: 7879 1 7878
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-7
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 4
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
CPU MHz: 2667.328
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 256K
L3 cache: 6144K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-7
I followed the instructions on https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/mitaka/milestone3/ to set up three virtual environments for testing purposes. This assumes you know how to set up a virtual system within Virtual Machine Manager which is fairly lacking, but the screenshots are helpful and the interface is fairly intuitive.
Note to self: write post about setting up virtual machines.
My goal for the day was to run a sanity check against packstack on CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora.
Continue reading “All Your Repos Are Belong To Us”
On Saturday, 05 March, I am one of the keynote speakers for Django Girls den Haag.
Hi. My name is Rain Leander. Welcome to Django Girls den Haag. Today I’m going to talk about programming – what it is, why you should do it, what you can do with it. I’m going to tell you my programming story including how I got the job I have now. And I’m going to give you a little programming advice.
First, what IS programming? Ashley Gavin gave a great TEDxNYU talk where she defines computer science as a medium for problem solving and self expression. Just like a dancer will solve a problem or express themselves with movement in space, a programmer uses technology.
But then why should you learn to program? There are so many reasons. Steve Jobs said, “Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” And code.org is putting out some great you-tube videos of “code super stars”saying that everyone should learn to program.
Paraphrased, some of the reasons include:
Continue reading “Change is Terrifying. Do it Anyway.”