Containerized OpenShift Clusters And Openshift-Ansible

I had a moderately large PR land recently for openshift-ansible that was the result of our on-going efforts to start improving the experience for fully containerized OpenShift clusters. It sounds like this is the desired path forward in upstream Kubernetes and in my own testing it really feels like this is a much more convenient way to install, run, and upgrade a cluster, so I’m hopeful this post might help encourage some others to start thinking about this deployment type.…

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I Wrote Some Javascript, It Wasn't Horrible

This is going to be painful to write. Like many, I’ve sat back and watched the world go mad. I’ve always thought of Javascript as an ugly, awkward, ill-suited language for disabling buttons on websites that somehow accidentally became the most popular language in the world. I subscribed to the belief that it broke the web with bloated webUIs doing unnatural things, it behaves completely unpredictably, it spread to the server like a virus, it took over my window manager, and now it’s starting to take over mobile as well.…

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NetWorth 1.8

I’ve just uploaded a v1.8 release of NetWorth, my personal finance / net worth tracking / budgeting app for Android. Changes in v1.8 Replaced the graphing library used previously with MPAndroidChart. Graphs now look a lot better, and support a variety of touch gestures which ultimately expose a lot more information. During a future projection, per-account data points are now captured. These can be viewed as a graph or a list by tapping the account within the projection balances list, as well as the budget items that affected the account during this projection, and by how much.…

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NetWorth 1.7

Happy New Year! Here’s NetWorth 1.7. NetWorth is my Android app for keeping tabs on your finances and projecting into the future by combining this data with a budget. (more details on the Play Store listing) New in 1.7: Store the expected balances with each (new) snapshot (as per your budget), and display the delta between actual and expected when viewing a snapshot. (will graph this performance against budget in the future) Allow comparing snapshot to expected.…

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True Shared Directories Across Android and Linux

I like to keep a shared directory across my phone, tablet, laptop and workstation. I find this quite handy for my password db, getting documents/photos I save on mobile over to my desktop or to sync media out to my phone/tablet for offline use. Seems like a relatively simple goal but it’s been a bit complicated to find something reliable. The obvious starting point would be Dropbox, Box, or even OwnCloud, but these all seem to have the same approach where the mobile apps just let you download the files you want on demand, by default nothing is synced to your mobile device automatically, and any file you add on Android must be saved and then manually uploaded.…

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Open Source Cloud & Social Web Apps

I’ve been on the prowl for something new to hack on lately, and doing some thinking about something that’s been bugging me for a long time, my increasing reliance on the warm fuzzy blanket of “free” cloud and social networking solutions from the likes of Google and co. Open source doesn’t really have an answer for this yet IMO, especially if you’re looking for a seamless experience across desktop and mobile.…

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