A New Paradigm!

So! I’ve turned off my Facebook account, and I’m going to be using my blog here as a sort of “replacement.” I was just getting tired of Facebook. I mean, yeah, it’s a nice way to stay in touch with folks and get back in touch with people that I haven’t spoken with in years, but more often than not it seemed like a mindless, thoughtless time waster of a place. That, and politics is just so frustrating these days, that I’m honestly much happier being apart from it.

And, to be honest, I’m annoyed with the idea that “you can’t leave facebook, cuz it’s the only way to stay in touch with people.” It’s absolutely rotten to be in a place only because you HAVE to be.

Anyway, I’ve gotten things set up so that I can add subscribers too, so any time I post those subscribers get emails informing them. It’s not a perfect match to what facebook is, but it’s better for the very reason that I don’t have to be there anymore.

Aaanyway, I’m recently unemployed and undergoing a job search. I’ve been taking it easy and going slow with it, since I can afford to do so and also cuz I want to take some time to practice the skills I learned at my last job while allowing the right opportunities to float up to the top. It’s been very relaxing and rather good for me to take this much time to look for new work.

I’ve also managed to completely redesign and rebuild my server cluster using modern tools and technology. I’m supremely happy with how it’s all come together, and I’m pleased with all the things that I have managed to get working. 🙂 I mean, here’s a list of some of the things that I used:

  • Icinga2
  • Puppet 4
  • Grafana
  • Collectd
  • Rundeck
  • Gitlab
  • Nginx
  • Consul
  • haproxy
  • Powerdns
  • MariaDB’s Galera cluster implementation
  • Keepalived
  • Csync2
  • Postfix

It’s been good to work on all this, and I’m optimistic that it’ll help me out moving forward as well.

Anyway! I’ll be posting here more often moving forward.