Tag Archives: work

Node.js deployments at Fairfax with Code Deploy, Codeship and 12factor

This week I presented at the Node.js Wellington meetup around the tooling we have setup at Fairfax for running micro services for Node.js apps. Essentially we have a workflow that uses Codeship for CI/CD and AWS Code Deploy for deployment. Our apps … Continue reading

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AWS Cost Control at Fairfax

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at the AWS Wellington User Group around how we’ve been handling cost control at Fairfax including our use of spot pricing. I’ve now processed the video and got a recording up online for … Continue reading

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Puppet facts, json and max nesting

I use Puppet for both business and pleasure and my work often involves writing custom Puppet facts to expose various bits of information. Recently a fact I had written that worked on the development machines started throwing errors when run on our production … Continue reading

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Adjusting from Sydney to Wellington

It’s a been a good few months back home in Wellington, getting settled back into the city and organising catch ups with old friends. It’s also been a very busy couple months, with me getting straight back into work and … Continue reading

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Back in Welly!

It’s been just over a week since we returned to Wellington, been great to get home and start making plans for long term! Was a bit of a mission moving out of our Sydney place – whilst we went over … Continue reading

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“OpsDev”

I recently did a talk at one of the regular Fairfax “Brown Bag” lunches about tools used by the operations team and how developers can use these tools to debug some of their systems and issues. It won’t be anything … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Month

Since I left Auckland at the end of August, it’s been a pretty hectic month, with flights all over the place and adventures in Wellington, Hastings, Melbourne and Sydney! After we left Auckland, Lisa and I enjoyed a relaxed week … Continue reading

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A goodbye to #geekflat

Whilst I’ve been an official Aucklander for a few months now, I’ve been sort of ignoring the whole end of an era going on with my awesome, amazing time in Wellington at the place known only as #geekflat. As of … Continue reading

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Wellington Visit Nov

Yay, I’ll be down in Wellington for a short visit on Friday 18th and Sat 19th of November. :-) Flying down for a work project on Friday, plans out in town with friends on Friday and brunch on Saturday. If … Continue reading

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Occupy My Blog

I’ve been observing the Occupy movement with great interest over the past month. Whilst it’s extremely interesting to note how an online movement has moved into the physical and gone worldwide, it’s been even more interesting to see how society … Continue reading

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