Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
A New Project: Part 2: NodeJS and Python

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Published Dec 16, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

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Process Compose and GitQL

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Published Dec 14, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Process Compose caught my eye recently when linked from a TLDR email.It’s a simple Open-Source tool for scheduling and orchestrating non-containerized applications. As the author puts it:

Home lab Maintenance, Monitors, and Gitea Upgrades

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Published Dec 12, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

We’ll cover two key areas today. The first came when I discovered a physical utility machine was offline. I powered it up easy enough (it has an on button), but I decided I needed to properly mon...

A New Project: Part 1: Moving past the blank canvas

A New Project: Part 1: Moving past the blank canvas

Published Dec 9, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I had an idea for an app. I don’t often get those…

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Published Dec 7, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

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Forgejo: OS GIT

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Published Dec 5, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

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