Back in late April I got notified that I had been accepted to attend the VMware Center for Advanced Learning Advanced Architecture Course, to be held in Paris, France July 9 - 19, 2019. Now that it is done, I find myself on a train from Paris to Nice, rocking out to Hüsker Dü contemplating just what it is that I have been a part of. First things first — this is not a class that can be taken lightly. You can not simply sign up for this, you have to be nominated and either work for VMware or a Partner to be taken into consideration to be accepted.
I’ve recently standardized on Ubiquiti equipment in the new house, and so far I am very happy with it. Wireless is working flawlessly, which is more than I could say for my old setup. A part of the new setup is a UniFi® Security Gateway (USG) that I am using as my gateway/firewall for my fiber connection, so I thought why not use that a my VPN termination as well?
A few months ago I migrated this site from Wordpress to Hugo, hosted by Netlify, and I have been very happy with it since. As mentioned in the previous post, I utilize webhooks from Netlify to send alerts to Slack whenever a new build is triggered.
Headshot-as-a-Service was a success, but I have to say it didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted. Finding a proper location was hard, getting the lighting right (which I don’t think I did) and without any advertising except my own blog posts and tweets, the turnout wasn’t quite what I had expected. If I’m doing this again, there are some things that needs to be changed in both execution and setup.
The keynote by Sanjay Poonen on day two continues to drive this message, as well as how we can use technology for good. Robin Matlocks how do we use our collective talents to ensure we have a better future for everyone resonates well, and serves as a great for Martha Lane Fox, the Dot com dinosaur. Her talk about the early .com-era and how technology today has a reponsibility to be a force for good was great!