December 9, 2016

Building a containerized pipeline for this website

I now have a CoreOS box running at Digital Ocean, currently doing nothing. I have a locally built container with nginx and my content inside of it. I get the following output when I run docker-machine ls NAME ACTIVE DRIVER STATE URL SWARM DOCKER ERRORS iflowfor8hours-core - digitalocean Running tcp:// v1.11.2 I first want to get this container running there and get and start figuring out what the pipeline would look like. Read more

December 6, 2016

Migrating this website to Containerized Infrastructure

The time has come to move off my statically Ubuntu VPS box on Digital Ocean and on to a more modern and containerized stack. Why? My VPS was an aged 32-bit Ubuntu box, and I had not done much in terms of maintaining it for a long while. I considered upgrading, patching, and keeping it alive, but the configuration was kind of a work of art and I didn't have anything that I really cared about on it. Read more

May 26, 2016

The path to production and overengineering

“The path to production is beset on all sides by the inequity of the good-intentioned selfish and tyrrany of overengineering." Ezekiel 25:17 The core of many development organizations is a desire to innovate technologically and maintain quality. A key factor of keeping up with the cutting edge is to accelerate development and maximize the productivity of your teams, which is often wrapped in the implementation of a build and deploy pipeline. Read more