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Blogging by Courtney Rosenthal

The AWS Complexity Tax
The AWS Complexity Tax

When I was a self-employed consultant, I spent hundreds of dollars a month on data center costs for my (non-production) R&D services – a legitimate business expense. These days, I still maintain server instances in the cloud. But now, they are a hobby cost that I pay out of pocket and I want to be frugal with that.

One Weird Trick to Avoid Home Automation Traps
One Weird Trick to Avoid Home Automation Traps

If you are into home automation – lights, locks, thermostats – a trap lies in wait.

The Rise and Fall of the Unicom Empire
The Rise and Fall of the Unicom Empire

Over thirty years ago, I established UNICOM.COM as my identity on the net. Today, that chapter has closed.

Making websites the automatic (but hard) way
Making websites the automatic (but hard) way

In my previous blog post (from six months ago – so how you think I’m doing at this blogging thing?) I discussed why I used the Jekyll static site generator for this site. I also mentioned wanting a CI/CD pipeline to automate the publication of this site. That way I could author the post locally, push it to my git repo, and through the magic of webhooks it would automatically appear posted on the site some minutes later.

The hot new blogging thing we did 20 years ago

Anybody who’s been doing IT long enough knows that old ideas – both good and bad – often get dressed up in new frocks and represent themselves as the new hotness.

It's Just This Little Chromium Switch Here

Latest blog posts

The AWS Complexity Tax

Dec 5, 2020

When I was a self-employed consultant, I spent hundreds of dollars a month on data center costs for my (non-production)...

One Weird Trick to Avoid Home Automation Traps

Oct 7, 2020

If you are into home automation – lights, locks, thermostats – a trap lies in wait.

The Rise and Fall of the Unicom Empire

Oct 5, 2020

Over thirty years ago, I established UNICOM.COM as my identity on the net. Today, that chapter has closed.