I've stopped feeling guilty about blocking ads

You've seen it, the make-you-feel guilty popups and notices on websites asking you to stop blocking ads. I know writers and people who have worked in online media, so I am empathetic towards their cause -- I also wish that the model was more sustainable. But like, I'm done. What's…

The Fall of Civilizations and Software

I've been spending lots of time sitting outside at night and mostly staring into a firepit while listening to podcasts. This has proven to be relaxing for me since there's not much else to do during the pandemic. I've really been enjoying the Fall of Civilizations Podcast : One thing I've…

Easy comfort food chicken on the grill

Here's a quick chicken breast recipe I've been carrying around since college(!) It's based on Smothered Chicken from Bennigans. You can find lots of copycat recipes but I'm basing mine off the old recipe from back in the day. You need: Chicken Breasts (4) - I usually make them 4…

Updating your CNCF Developer Affiliation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation uses gitdm to figue out who is contributing and from where. This is used to generate reports and so forth. There is a huge text file where they are mapping email addresses used and affiliation. It probably doesn't hurt to check your entry, for example,…

Thoughts on the first Kubernetes Steering Election

The first steering committee election for Kubernetes is now over. ¬†Congratulations to Aaron Crickenberger, Derek Carr, Michelle Noorali, Phillip Wittrock, Quinton Hoole and Timothy St. Clair, who will be joining the newly formed Kubernetes Steering Committe. If you're unfamiliar with what the SC does, you can check out their charter…