Using Vagrant next steps

We’ll I’ve succeeded in getting a functional box up and running for my Laravel project. First tested it on a local VM using virtualbox, Vagrant and a bunch of shell scripts which I compiled from a lot of other similar efforts found on the internet. It stil lrequired a lot of trial and effort to get it where it is now. A functioning box which will run my project. It will deploy the code from a git repository and will use a previous database backup to initiate the database. [Read More]

Using Vagrant to deploy Laravel box

I’ve building a personal project in Laravel for maintaining my bookmarks. I’ve been toying with this for some time and I’m now ready enough to deploy it to VPS somewhere. This so I can open it up for beta testing by others then me myself. But how to deploy in a repeatable fashion that is easy. I could use ready made setups, like Envoyer, but they all cost money to keep them running and for a simple hobby project I find this overkill. [Read More]

Google knows when you buy

Got several notices to this article in the Washington Post about some new features Google is flaunting to it’s customers: Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff. Somehow Google has got it hands on creditcard data to tell them when you buy stuff. Almost the same as Uber got your receipts from Lyft provided by Unroll.me. I wonder where it will end, who is selling your data without you consent. [Read More]

Setting up a new mailserver with MIAB

Just finished setting up a new mailserver using Mail-in-a-box and moved one of my existing domains over to it. After testing it at home on a VM I discovered it was extremely simple compared to doing it all yourself as I’ve done untill now. Moving away from my Mac mini to a VPS first meant setting it up and configuring it all by hand. Mail-in-a-box takes all that away, it just ask for your email adres for a login and thats it. [Read More]

First encounter with Hugo

I’ve been looking at developing a static website for quite some time, always been held back by the still complicated setup that was required on the writing and generating end of the website. This was untill recently when I bumped into Hugo. The only thing required here was a golang binary and a directory structure. After some playing around with it and finding the ease of use with which you could use templates I wa sold as you can see from this website which curently is completely static and generated by Hugo. [Read More]

Funding SOA infrastructure is difficult

When you start with SOA you get some funding to buy the software, install it and develop your first services. The next services you develop will however be funded by projects. The requirements for that new service will be dictated by the project as it will be the first consumer of that service. To develop that service into a more reusable service will require more deisng and development time and therefore more funding. [Read More]

Why work doesn't happen at work

This is another one of those inspiring talks from TED.com, this is Jason Fried from 37signals explaining how work gets done according to him. It explains me why I get the most of my work done when I’m alone in the office in the early mornings or late afternoons. I do have to show this to my manager. I’ve also bought and read the book called: Rework: Change The Way You Work Forever. [Read More]