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Fred Richards

Open Source Technologist ... Cloud Architecture, IaC, ansible, terraform ... Docker, Linux, Networking ... open protocols and standards

Location East Coast, US. NY. Joined Joined onΒ  github website

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Kubernetes Cloud Engineer

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Facebook is down, discuss...

I thought it was DNS at first, too. It's kinda ironic that i...

Container Image Scanning with Trivy

Thanks for this! I was meaning to play more with trivy and th...

Which RSS Reader Do You Use?

I use a combination of tt-rss, newsboat and some slack channe...

What are your favorite cloud services?

I am a fan of GCP, Cloudflare, and AWS, mostly in that order.

Tell us what your top unpopular tech opinion is 😈

I bet you don't have many networking-related ones! Here's on...

Why we left AWS

I've collected a variety of AWS frustrations over the years...

Is there such a thing as READY for a first job?

I've been in technology for a long time. You're never "rea...

Why I *love* TMUX

Tmux is like jazz. The music never stops playing.

CKAD notes

Excellent article! I'm looking forward to the CKA myself, ...

How to use Ansible with Terraform

I haven't tried this yet, but I like the idea of using terr...

Linux's commands and tricks I'm using in my daily job as a developer

I'm a huge fan of one-liners and simple hacks, these are gr...

10 Useful Chrome Extensions You Will Like

One of my favorites is Caret. A sublime text like clone in...

Untitled Developer Game

Change user's passwords. To a long sentence. With a lot o...

Should tech recruiters know how to read a URL?

It's a very programmatic way of tracking changes... think i...

Should tech recruiters know how to read a URL?

A quick example. My last resume has a 1 instead of a zero ...

Should tech recruiters know how to read a URL?

This is a typical "talking to strangers" problem. Yes, the...

Which Distribution of Linux Should I Use?

Picking a distribution is tricky, it's often times down to ...

It’s my birthday

One could say the plans are uhh, not null.

It’s my birthday

Happy Birthday! Do you celebrate in any sorta cool way lik...

It’s my birthday

I have a philosophy that everyone I don't know is 29... it ...

CodeTips first Open Source Project

This is great! I used to push Google+ to Twitter automatic...

Side Project Ideas #15 - Simple pre-order to takeaway PWA - hosted on a restaurant's subdomain.

I always thought this is how apps should work. If you call...

What kind of doctor fixes broken websites?

Did you know why Rick Springfield had a hard time installin...

What do you use for password management?

The gnupg.vim plugin. Transparently edit a text file.

KISS 😘: Keep It Simple & *Short* - My Tech Writing Principle

I love "X is just Y" posts. Slack is just pretty IRC, people...

Which fictional story (book, movie, etc.) is the best allegory for software development?

Groundhog Day. 😁

Are You a Mediocre Developer? ME TOO

It does sound like you did a lot of free work for them. Mayb...

What's your favorite coding joke/comic etc?

The xkcd where people ask for your ip, are given 127.0.0.1 ...

What do you call people who don't code?

I like "non-developers". I am one! I have a long, success...

Have you ever moved to a new state for work?

Yes! My wife and I have lived in three states in the last ...

On behalf of password manager users of the world, stop enforcing password requirements.

My password manager for years has been an encrypted gpg fil...

Let’s Encrypt Cloudflare

So Let's Encrypt works with the ACME protocol for validatio...

Systematic approach to the job search

This could be considered a sub-category under "how to pass ...

Systematic approach to the job search

One of the things I focus on, is what are your tenets, or p...

How do *you* pronounce sudo?

Kids have Play-Doh. Adults have Su-Doh.

How do *you* pronounce sudo?

Phil Collins taught us long ago...

πŸŽ‰ Published My First AWS Udemy Course And I Want You To Have It For Free!

What an interesting thread. I may just do this. I've been...

Let's setup a VPN server, for free, on AWS, under 5 min 😱🀯πŸ”₯

Keep in mind there are a ton of good vpn options, too. Don...

ELI5: What the heck is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is a herd of orchestrated dockers.

Learning Golang

Can you outline some of the small problems you were able to...

How to write Bash one-liners for cloning and managing GitHub and GitLab repositories

It uses the output of the command as an input source. $(ls...

How to write Bash one-liners for cloning and managing GitHub and GitLab repositories

This reminds me of something I perform all of the time... n...

14 useful tools for network engineers

As a network engineer, I've used most of these. With the c...

Tell me about a time you messed up

Years ago I moved from being a tech to a sys admin ... and ...

Terraform: turn a centos vm into a linux router

Love it! I have an old 2009-era HPMini laptop with Debian ...

I Am Unhireable

I'm also in my mid-40s and learned Basic on a C64, then tau...

Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp down πŸ‘€

Human error, it seems. I've found sites saying it was an e...

Choosing What to Learn

I perform a lot of different jobs or operations, but couldn...

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