Articles in category «misc»

Ground Up Infrastructure

I've been working with a company that recently lost a very large amount of their infrastructure. Not only were servers lost, but also backups, application data, and much more. Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to share too many details, but I am able to say that it was ...


Geo Point with Elasticsearch 2.x

I was recently brought into an interesting project that deals with analyzing some exciting data. I have my preferred search solutions and hate java, but I had to bite my tongue and acknowledge an ELK stack is the best tool for this particular job.

ELK Stack

An "ELK stack" refers ...


All I Know About Cast Iron

Cast iron cookware is considered some of the best and most amazing stuff that anyone could ever cook with. My grandma gave me a cast iron dutch oven a while back and I never had the chance to use it because it was rusty, too big to use, and I ...


St. Baldrick's Fundraiser - 2014

I'm rather certain that we've all heard about cancer and I'm also rather certain that we all know at least one child that we care about. Imagine those being that child that means so much to you getting cancer. Let's take this further and imagine losing ...


Completely Automated ESXi Deployment

This post has to come with the disclaimer that 99.97% of ESXi deployments have NO use for anything this complicated. For that 0.03% of us, ESXi can be one heck of a deployment nightmare. It doesn't have to be, though.

Background: The Situation

The company I work ...