AUTHOR: Doyle Young

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Ionic and Ionic Native

At $work we have started a project using Ionic and Ionic Native. I didn't have any experience with it so I decided to make something fun and simple. I often play little song snippets during meetings so I decided to make a soundboard. There's a project on Github that was pretty similar to what I wanted so I took a couple key pieces from it and started creating a little app. Initially I was thinking I…

Linux System Monitoring Dashboards

I have a Linux NAS that I use to back up various things around the house. One day, I was unable to log into it via SSH. After I attempted a manual restart, I was still unable to log in. So, I had to drag a mouse, keyboard and monitor out of the closet to determine what was wrong. Turns out I had filled the small primary filesystem while saving bad sector data for a drive…

My year in reading 2016

For the past few years I've done my year in books. But, books are only a portion of what I read. I also read a ton of content on the web. With that in mind, I'm adding another wrinkle based on an email I received from Pocket with a summary of what I saved/read there. In case you don't feel like clicking, here's the high points: You read a ton in Pocket this year and…

Avoiding AnyConnect

I've use an RSA key fob to generate tokens for VPN for as long as I can remember using VPN. Today, my key fob "expired" and I was forced to switch to an application based token generator. Along with this came an "upgrade" to Cisco AnyConnect, which I have heard nothing but negative things about from my coworkers. I knew that I did not want to install the client because it destroys…

UberConf 2016

I attended UberConf in Denver, CO from 7/19 - 7/22. This was my first UberConf, but it will most likely not be my last. The conference itself was well organized, at a beautiful location, and had a ton of excellent content presented by professionals. I attended the following sessions and added notes where I took them. The slides and audio are only made available to attendees so I will not be linking to them.…