From Unix to K8s

Disclaimer: This is a free associated brain dump of tech topics I’ve been exploring lately, listed in no particular order and with no particular agenda. It's like... a tech topic list slam poem or something. lol

Things I’ve been interested in lately: site architecture, semantic HTML, CSS Grid, tiny CSS frameworks, utility classes, the return of static sites, Gatsby, React 16, React hooks, single page applications/SPA’s, picking the right technology for the job, knowing when you need a web application and when you’re overengineering, design patterns, design systems, systems design (yep, they're different), AWS, Lamda, Kubernetes, server administration, network security, web security, web protocols, TCP/IP, DNS, TSL, SSL, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SSH, open source, FOSS, “free as in beer vs free as in freedom”, Unix, GNU, BSD, Linux, Debian, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, containerization, Docker, virtual machines/VM’s, Vagrant, virtual private servers/VPS’s, Digital Ocean, virtual private networks/VPN’s, Wireshark, technology news, Hacker News, the overlap of business and technology, the internet of things, the inherent risk of the industrial internet of things, redundant systems, firewalls, ports 80 and 443, server security, airgapped networks, Redhat Enterprise Linux/RHEL, sysadmin certifications, sudo, disabling root access after initial install, command line tools, command line interfaces, nnn, Git, Github, Bitbucket, artificial intelligence, Tensorflow, PyTorch, big data, Javascript, Python, NGINX being bought by F5, Ansible, WordPress, Roots, Trellis + Bedrock + Sage,  Laravel, Blade, freelance life, contract work, UI design, UX design, patience, soft skills, scope creep, tough clients, great clients, SAAS, Indiehackers, Product Hunt, recurring revenue, the incredible endless reward of maintaining a positive attitude, work/life balance, tech evangelism, tech education, digital marketing, SEO, SEM, high level decision making, software architecture decision making, design patterns, CSS, BEM, SMACSS, Invision, Sketch, Adobe, Affinity, futurology, future proofing, the rise of surveillance capitalism, password protection, 1Password, two factor authentication/2FA, measure twice cut once, cryptography, the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, smart contracts, blockchain, Mozilla, Firefox, Apple, Google, Chrome 73, Chromium owning browser-land, dev-tools, dark mode, Facebook, Amazon, FAANG, project management, business logic, enterprise grade security, hardware + software, high level programming languages, abstracted logic, Go, python, V8, Node.js, Homebrew, NPM, package managers in general, apt-get, white hat hacking, bug bounties, startups, incubators, vested options, NDA’s, digital nomads, remote work, putting my time in in San Francisco, getting out of New York, hanging around Boston, missing my cabin in the woods of Maine, feeling blessed to be where I am, with who I’m with, doing what I do, when I do it, and for who—and why. Always why.