5 #DevOps Books I plan to finish this year

New Year.  Resolutions, etc. 🙂 I’m notoriously bad about starting a book and never finishing it, particularly when it’s a technical book.  My goal this year is to finish the following 5 books: The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations Gene Kim is perhaps best known for his […]

January 11, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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Where’s your slack?

I’ve been rereading the book Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency recently.  As I alluded to in my last post, my life has been rough for the last few months.  My nephew’s passing took the wind out of an already saggy sail; I’ve spent a great deal of time just […]

April 11, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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R.I.P. Cristian Charles Hammons – 1/12/1994 – 12/1/2015

I’ve been reluctant to write this post for a couple of months now, in part because I don’t usually use this forum for posting personal stuff, and in part because I didn’t know what to say.  I’ve got another post in mind, however, and I felt like I needed to give this topic the respect […]

February 17, 2016 · stuart · 2 Comments
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Coding naked.

True story: when I was in college, I was the lead singer (if you can call it that) for a goth rock Christian rave band called Sandi’s Nightmare.  I had zero musical talent, and relied solely on the strengths of my band-mate (Brad; you still rock); however, while my singing ability was dubious at best, […]

October 8, 2015 · stuart · 3 Comments
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2014 Year In Review

Finally finding some time to sit down and write this post; of course I’m squeezing it in after work, and before my wife and son come home, so there’s no telling how far I’ll get. This post is probably best treated as a stream of consciousness effort, rather than my usual agonizing over every word. […]

January 8, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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my amazing life

I don’t often talk about personal stuff on this blog (it’s CODEgumbo; not LIFEgumbo), but a lot’s happened in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share a bit.  Besides, I was on a roll for blogging for a bit there, and then suddenly stopped; I figured I should at least attempt to explain […]

July 15, 2013 · stuart · 2 Comments
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