Well it’s that time of year again when the domain renewal happens the holidays are about to wrap up and the year is about to come to a close. This week marks 4 years since I started this blog. When I set out to create this blog I was about a year into my first real systems administrator job in a mostly windows environment for about 100 users and managing a 4 node VMware ESXi cluster and a decent number of VMs as well as lending a hand at another site here and there. During this year I had also made my first foray into Linux and AWS and jumped into the world of DevOps. Fast forward 4 years and I’ve become almost exclusively a DevOps engineer working primarily with Linux. My career has taken me places I never thought it would, I’ve migrated large sites from on premise datacenters to AWS, on site at a large annual award show to work closely with content teams, and worked closely with development teams on the ground to help redesign and rebuild a video streaming service platform.
The purpose of this blog 4 years in remains the same as it started. Simply to help other admins/engineers with fixing odd and poorly documented issues, and to share cool tips and tricks that have been helpful to me in hopes of helping others. As this year wraps up I have a series blog planned for the new year around Ansible that should be a good 3-4 part blog. Drop me a comment if there’s something you’d like to see me cover in the new year!