Linode Kubernetes Engine Clusters With Terraform

Linode is an affordable alternative to the major cloud providers. What is interesting about Linode is that they offer a managed Kubernetes control plane with no additional cost. I'm going to set up a cluster using Terraform to test out the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) capability of Linode as well.…

Cloud Native on a Shoestring Budget

I am embarking on a journey to build a solid Kubernetes platform with industry best practices and security-hardening but without breaking the bank. This platform will have capabilities somewhere between a home lab setup, and an enterprise-ready deployment.Table of ContentsI will be compiling a list of pages here as…

DigitalOcean vs Vultr vs UpCloud vs Linode Shootout: Part 1

I'm looking for solid VPS hosting on a modern developer-friendly and budget-friendly cloud. I use AWS heavily at work for enterprise-grade development but the price is just too high to justify personal or small project use.My CriteriaI'm looking for a good configuration for development and tinkering.API-based cloud providers…

Mac Productivity Tips

Becoming proficient at using your computer is an absolute necessity to be effective at almost any job. I've spent thousands of hours using computers, and I've built up some useful skills to stay productive. I'll document some of my methods here in case it helps someone who may be looking…

How to Keyboard with Mac and ZSH

I've been a longtime admirer of zsh, but never found time to leave the comfortable bash world. On my personal machine, I took the leap to install macOS Big Sur, and switched my shell to ZSH, only to realize I no longer could function efficiently in the terminal.Thank You…

Out of the Trump Closet

What a day it has been, Biden has been declared the next President! Yeah!Biden delivered a great speech tonight. I truly hope and pray that the ideas he laid out, and his vision for healing the country he outlined will actually happen.Biden's Plan to Heal the CountryThis is…