On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I thought I would reflect on what the last four years have brought us. Four years of a Donald Trump presidency have sown deep chasms of division in politics, friendships, and families. In my immediate family, we are deeply divided in our political views, mainly my siblings and me vs. my parents, grandparents, and extended family.
The Last Day
You're Not Just Your Career
I hate the question, “What do you do?” even though I’m sure I’ve asked the same question hundreds of times in my life. In the United States, we’ve aligned our identities with our occupations. If I meet a random person outside of work, should I care more about their personality and who they are or what they do for a living? Maybe we should be asking, “What are you passionate about?”
Gitlab Set Main Branch as Default
I’ve started getting rid of references to
masterbranches in all of my repositories. It’s rather easy with Gitlab, but I thought I would document the steps for anyone struggling with it.
2020, A Review
A lot of bad happened in 2020, and a lot of 2020 Review blog posts will talk about those bad things. I’m not going to focus on the bad in this post. I’m trying to focus on my mental health and happiness, which means I will be trying to find the good in things. I’ll let someone else focus on the bad.
Building Multi-Arch Docker Images on Gitlab.com
If you’re like me, you develop a lot of things to test on Raspberry Pis (ARM) and then deploy to production on AMD64 processors. This is all well and good, if you don’t mind spending time re-building the containers on each architecture, but I do mind. I want to write code, not deal with the back-end non-sense.
Below you’ll find my SSH tips and tricks. These are mostly as a note to myself, but you might find them interesting.