Deploying Jekyll with Concourse CI 11 Jan 2019

Sometimes the best way of learning something is to just dive in and start using it. I find it really useful to pick an existing working implementation of something and the build it using something else. In this case it’s my blog build and deployment. This was working perfectly fine using docker and jenkins but I got tired of just how heavy Jenkins was. If you just want to now what the pipeline file looks like then check here. Note: All secrets are handled using Vault, I’ll probably blog about that later. So let’s break this down piece by piece:...

Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019 09 Jan 2019

Hello! It’s taken me a while to get round to writing something down, partly because I don’t know what to write and partly becuase I wanted to switch CI tools since I removed Jenkins from my production environment. This post is kind of a run down on 2018 and stuff I’ll be doing this year. I’ll split it into sections so it’s easier to skip around if you don’t want to read boring things. Bye Bye Drupal I’ve finally made the switch out of Drupal into DevOps. The rate at which project requirements change and technology as well means that...

My Mind And Me 13 Jul 2018

Below is an update I posted to Convivio and my familly whatsapp group. Parts are redacted. I haven’t really checked in with you all in a while so figured I would give an update on how I am. On the whole I’m feeling much better, the medication seems to be working really well. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll be taking it for a long time which is fine as long as it keeps working. Therapy is proving to be a really good outlet for me and discussing how I feel and the problems I face. I feel...

The Narrative 14 Jan 2018

When I look at my arm I hate it, it doesn’t feel a part of my body, the scars are a constant reminder that I went through a dark time and it’s something that makes me feel angry and ashamed. Living with this is something I’m struggling with at the moment. I hate having to keep my arm covered all the time it’s frustrating since I really don’t like having my forearms covered at all. I’ve been exploring the reasons behind why I feel like this and come to the conclusion that it’s the narrative that is the problem. When...

My Support Network 22 Dec 2017

One of the things I’ve found quite hard to accept is how awesome my support network has been over the past few months. Hannah - She’s taken days of work to sit with me and keep me company when times were the darkest, she’s looked after me in so many different and amazing ways. She’s fattened me up on sweets when I’ve been unable to eat and provided an endless supply of tea even if she’s still got a way to go when it comes to brewing properly! Parents - My mums also taken time off to come see me...

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