Getting started with Ansible Galaxy

Getting started with Ansible Galaxy

Ansible Galaxy is a great resource to save you a ton of time and promote code reuse. It's a 'marketplace' of Ansible roles you may freely download and use (accordingly to their license of course) across your systems. This article will cover some of the tips and tricks I learned as a Red Hat consultant working on this stuff every day, it's not perfect and there are probably better ways but here's my take.…

New server build log

New server build log

I had a budget of around $3000 to build a new setup. I've just emigrated from the UK to the USA and as such needed to do everything. I ended up spending nearer $4k in the end, most of it on Black Friday on drives, but I won't need to spend any more on this server for at least 3-5 years and considering what it's capable of that's worth it to me.…

Charging a Mac from a Lipo battery

Charging a Mac from a Lipo battery

This weekend we're going camping at Silverstone for the F1 where a considerable number of photographs are expected to be taken by yours truly. On a usual day at a motor racing event I take anywhere between 2-3000 images (spraying and praying) and that means in the evening I expect to be doing a fair amount of rejection editing.…

Do America

Do America

Comparing August 1999 to June 2018 might seem odd at first but bear with me. In the UK aged 11 we move from Junior School to Secondary School and it's a huge step up. 11 year olds mixing with Year 11s (16 year olds) means you have to toughen up fast whether you like it or not!…

Denver, CO

Denver, CO

Denver is a proper crossroads sort of town. While other places we have been all had their own distinct identities Denver didn't seem to. Most of the people who served us during our stay were from elsewhere in the States and the food options on offer here range from Southern Fried fare to Sushi to Italian - in other words an eclectic mix of a little bit of everything.…

Breckenridge to Denver

Breckenridge to Denver

The worst hail storm in 20 years hit Colorado Springs bringing with it baseball sized hail. The storm hit around 1230am and was absolutely fantastic to watch but our hire car didn't agree.

We awoke the following morning to sunny, clear blue skies as if nothing had happened except for the fact that all the cars in the lot, including ours, were peppered with large dents.…