A practical introduction to git

View the whole course here: A practical introduction to git 82 slides, about a four to six hour course. Almost every other slide is an exercise to get you really familiar with the git commands and how things fit together....

Launching new site on github pages

Welcome to my new site! I’d been looking for a place to move to after having tried and abandoned both blogging platforms and hosting my own website. This seems to be a great halfway house, and certainly I’m super pleased...

A brief history of the referer header

The referer header. Misspelled and misused since its inception. Its typical use is thus: if I click on a link in a webpage that takes me to a different page, the referer header shows the landing page which page I...

Puppet in the Pipeline: video and slides

I gave a talk at the recent PuppetConf called “Puppet in the Pipeline” - a round up of workflow planning, deployment pipelines, and integration points. I start out with a very basic setup, and walk through various stages of complexity,...

Good ticket guide

I wrote this guide at $job-1 (where it seems to be still in circulation) and thought maybe it could be a useful thing to share further. We love a good ticket. It makes the job easier, it gets done faster,...