It’s been a long time since I updated this site! Almost exactly 4 years in fact. I wasn’t totally happy with how the site looked which lead to a bizarre case of not really wanting to update it at all. I’ve finally had a little downtime to perform some updates and I’m much happier! Here’s what I changed…
Consul B-Sides - powerful features you might not have heard of
Consul is widely known as a service discovery tool but has many more features that make it a “Swiss Army Knife” when it comes to connecting and configuring services across different runtime platforms, and both public and private clouds. I recorded a webinar that explored some of the lesser known features including blocking queries, watches, locks and remote execution.
I was invited to speak at the R+V Talk4Nerds event in Frankfurt, to give 2 talks - one on Terraform and the other on Vault to an audience of around 100 people. Both talks were recorded and are available on Youtube.
The Clapham 10k
I’ve not set out to create a blog about running, but so far that’s all I seem to be writing about! It’s not even something I’m particularly good at.
To improve, I simply need to do it more often, and on a regular basis. Running at a Parkrun each weekend is a good way to help build up the habit. To get good at it though, I needed to set myself a challenge that made me push myself outside of my comfort zone and improve as a runner.
Continuing with the Parkrun theme, yesterday morning I attended Hampstead Heath along with 448 other runners. It was an amazing day for running - beautiful sunny sky, warm but not too hot, and the Heath is such a beautiful place to be whatever the occasion.