Inspecting Network Traffic on Ubuntu Linux

In the course of setting up my own OpenStack cloud, I found myself working up and down through multiple layers of network virtualization. Needless to say, I ran into plenty of network issues. To solve them, I researched, gathering small bits of knowledge from many different websites (Stack Overflow, I'm looking at you), forums, and [...]

By |2017-07-14T09:52:26-04:00July 17th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Beware the Interview Feedback Policy

I recently had the opportunity to interview for a position with a well-known technology company. Overall it was a positive experience. However, there was one thing that made me sour on it. The company has an policy against giving interview feedback beyond a yes/no hiring decision. What bothered me even more was [...]

By |2017-07-28T11:08:18-04:00July 6th, 2017|Soft Skills|1 Comment

Tips for Cross Cultural Communication with Worldwide Partners

Working as a consultant, I get to interact with a wide variety of people. This includes clients and partners in other countries across the globe. As such, many of the people I work with come from a different culture, or do not speak English as their first language. This cross cultural communication can present [...]

By |2017-06-20T11:02:17-04:00June 20th, 2017|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Amazon SQS Overview (Part 2) – Security and Dead Letter Queues

I previously began my overview of Amazon SQS by covering the basic concepts and API functions. In this post, I want to cover two additional topics of interest to anyone using SQS: queue security and the concept of dead letter queues. Go back and read the first post before continuing. [...]

By |2017-06-20T11:02:57-04:00June 5th, 2017|Cloud|0 Comments

Amazon SQS Overview – A Simple but Powerful Queue Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers dozens of cloud services. I'm a huge fan of their Simple Queue Service (SQS). It's invaluable for asynchronous processing workflows and helps you decouple the components of your infrastructure. You can read a lot of the high level information about Amazon SQS on their product page. In this post, [...]

By |2017-04-11T09:47:53-04:00May 15th, 2017|Cloud|0 Comments