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and this is what I think about it

Having Efficient Slack Conversations

Slack is an amazing productivity tool for teams, however, new users sometimes Slack wrong.  Hopefully I can point out a few tips to make the transition to a Slack or other realtime IM tool a bit smoother Get to the point Someone (whom I’ve never met before) DM’d me in one of the large community Slack channels I’m in.  First and…

Joining Apple

I am so excited to announce that today I will be joining Apple’s Core Operating Systems team (CoreOS) to help make the Apple line of operating systems even better! I look forward to learning many new things, working with the best in the industry, and helping make what I believe to be, the best consumer OS out there. I started out in…

LISA15 Recap

I had the amazing experience of attending the LISA15 conference this past month (Nov 2015) where I learned about new and interesting technologies, met industry experts, and participated in a competition to build a shield that would protect astronauts on Mars.

Test Kitchen with vagrant and vSphere

Test kitchen, a popular tool whose job is to run integration tests on chef cookbooks, normally spins up VMs on Virtualbox, but what about your massive vSphere cluster?.  That’s the question I asked myself. Kitchen already has a pretty awesome plugin for connecting to vSphere called kitchen vsphere. However, I love vagrant and I wanted to see if I could keep using…

Keeping Time in a Modern Tech Stack

Wat?… Time is something that most of us gloss over without much thought. However, when it comes to modern distributed systems like Cassandra and Zookeeper, time is incredibly important. We need all our nodes to have their clocks synced within miliseconds of each other Why?… Hell could freeze over! When time is out of sync between your nodes you WILL end…

10 Tips for a secure WordPress site

Whenever I mention WordPress to other developers, most of them roll their eyes and scoff at the fact that WordPress is written in PHP or its reputation of security flaws. I hope this article will help people realize how they can secure their WordPress site and protect themselves and their visitors.  I would also like to point out that none of these…

New Server: Twitch

After about a year on the web, Sivir, My primary DigitalOcean box is starting to be retired.  CentOS 6.4 is getting a bit outdated and I have been using Ubuntu Server for most of my personal projects now-a-days so it is time to start transitions.  First step is all the web traffic.  Everything has been migrated, and if you are reading…

Moving to CloudFlare!

hurtigtechnologies.com is moving to cloudflare for DNS and caching.  This might cause temporary failures in SSL certificates over the next 24 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this upgrade to improve our services.   UPDATE: 9:55 AM EST: The cut-over has completed and we have confirmed that the SSL certificates are now valid again!