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I am a technical communicator with a love of explaining technical concepts in documentation, blog posts, videos, books and more.

I currently work for Chronosphere and have a small technical writing agency.

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Open Source Monitoring and Metrics Landscape

Open Source Monitoring and Metrics Landscape

Navigate what open source monitoring standards are available, where in the ecosystem they fit, and how interoperable they are with each other.

Simple cloud environments with Napptive

Napptive promises to make it easier to create cloud environments, deploy, and manage cloud-native apps without worrying about Kubernetes. Is it really that easy?

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Kong, Koyeb, and Kuma

Hey all, more KubeCon kontent for you, this time Vic and Yann from Kon and Koyeb, talking service meshes. Plus a few more details from WWDC and frameworks increase developer adoption.

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Hands on Your terminal reimagined with Fig

Fig adds IDE-style autocomplete to your existing terminal and other tools. Complete with plugins and an active ecosystem, is is what your terminal has been waiting for?

Amanda Brock of OpenUK

Amanda Brock of OpenUK

This episode I take a look at open source censorship in China, wether forms spelled the end of the WWW and I speak with Amanda Brock of Open UK about their projects and their current state of open survey.

The survey - https://bit.ly/OpenUKStateofOpen2022

Cloud development with GitHub codespaces

Create a codespace to start developing in a secure, configurable, and dedicated development environment that works how and where you want it to. Or does it? I take a look and see if I am ready to move my work to the cloud.

KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

KubeCon EU with Napptive, simplified Kubernetes environments

In this first interview recorded at KubeCon EU in Valencia I speak with Napptive, who aim to simplify Kubernetes environments to be usable by anyone.

Instrumenting a JavaScript Application for OpenTelemetry, Part 1- Setup

Instrumenting a JavaScript Application for OpenTelemetry, Part 1- Setup

This post looks at the first steps for instrumenting a JavaScript application to report OpenTelemetry metrics.

Kubernetes powered time travel

Kubernetes powered time travel

This issue I am back from (in-person!) KubeCon. I also look at time travel, erasing yourself from the internet, and how you’d better up your game if you want to read or write poetry, because the robots are coming…

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Hands on - Warp, The terminal for the 21st century

A new terminal application that promises lots of new useful features, is cross platform, and isn’t based on Electron? I’m intrigued! Will I switch from iTerm? Let’s see!

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

Back to the Baltics with TechChill

Back to the Baltics with TechChill

This episode I cover my recent trip to Riga and Tech Chill, a wonderful startup and tech event in the Latvian capital of Riga.

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Hands on - Creating amazing documentation with Archbee.mp4

Archbee joins the plethora of tools promising to help you build cohesive, well integrated, and varied developer documentation. It includes markdown, API references, commenting, mermaid support, and much more. Too good to be true or just what you’re looking for? I take a look!

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The Solo Adventurer - I'm Bored, Let's Explore (Ruins)

A game about discovering the past with a sibling. And skeletons. Yes.