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Working Remote

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First, here is a link to a blog post that was created based on a talk Kat Dober and I did at our companies product offsite: How to Manage Remote Engineering Teams So, if you want a TL;DR there it is. I have worked at New Relic for 3 1⁄2 years now. When I first interviewed and joined, the work culture was strongly based on co-locating engineers. Even the office setup was geared towards this environment as it highly encouraged spontaneous collaboration and flexible meeting spaces. Read More...

SGI Octane Project

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Last year, I found an Indigo2 on ebay, had some fun cleaning it up and putting it in operation. I was a little sad that the used Octane market has brought them up in price, and, the current set of community built IRIX packages are not well maintained on the MIPS3 architecture. After some patient eBay trawling, I came across a “Samsung Octane” for $220 USD. It was listed without a hard drive and powered on, but nothing else. Read More...

Kea DHCP and Raspberry Pi's

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Introduction I started a little home infrastructure project a year. It was mostly because I really wanted to check out ISC’s new DHCP server, kea. Primarily because it is API driven, and the configuration files are in JSON. At work, I am on a team than is in charge of a few thousand servers all colocated in 4 datacenters across Chicago. For the longest time we have managed to keep those servers auto-registering and pxe booting with 2 VM’s running CentOS and ISC’s DHCPD server. Read More...

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