Font Awesome

Font Awesome Icons
The clue is in the name!

While in the process of writing my (currently unpublished) About page, one of the things I wanted to add were icons for the links to my various social media profiles. I could add these as images, but I figured it might be cool to add Font Awesome to the blog. Turns out it’s actually very simple to do…

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Archetypes Are Really Useful

Person Using a Cookie Cutter
Having an easily repeatable pattern removes friction from a task

One of the reasons I feel have failed to blog at all over the past 4 years is that the barrier to entry was too high. Rather than focusing on writing content, I would spend lots of time trying to remember how to use the tools, get frustrated, and give up. Some of this friction can be removed with a handy Hugo feature called Archetypes.

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Sweating the Small Stuff - Part 1

A sign saying sweat
Sweating the small stuff makes all the difference

I am much more enthusiastic about this site since the theme change! I would say it satisfies about 95% of what I would have created myself had I the skills to do so!

There are a few things I would like to change to take care of that final 5%. Here’s how I tackled a couple of them.

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Site Updates

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…

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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.

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