Work

March, 2020

  • 24 March

    Jenkins update

    So a few weeks ago I started a project to install Jenkins and set up CI/CD on my projects. Well just after I started that project I had a series of big life changes that put that on hold for a few weeks. I left my old job and have …

February, 2020

  • 16 February

    Setting up Jenkins

    The Jenkins project This is part 1 of my CI/CD experiment. In this post, I’ll be focusing on getting Jenkins up and running. This build was supposed to take me 15 to 30 minutes but I kept running into issues that needed fixing that ballooned that time to a few …

  • 16 February

    Setting up my own CI/CD

    So I’m a fan of automation because I don’t like repeating stuff and I’m lazy. One of the things I learned at my job is to automate CI/CD. I had a little time during the weekend and I decided to actually implement my own CI/CD setup and decided that since …

January, 2017

  • 27 January

    Grails’ false “proxy” problem

    Background I haven’t used Grails in a while so I chose to use it for a small web application I needed to build yesterday. Mostly because I wanted to see what was new in version 3.2.4. I have a bit of a history with Grails, it’s now like a running …

December, 2016

  • 6 December

    Wish Build 01

    Wish Build Number 01 Those who know me know that I’m an avid gamer. I’m a Sony fan and I’ve owned every generation of the PlayStation console from the PSX to PS4. Gaming is life, gaming is love. First, while I am a Sony fan I do not take part in …

  • 1 December

    The fake ɢoogle.com

    Hackers

    My brush with ɢoogle.com So today I saw something really creepy. It freaked me out at first because I couldn’t make sense of it. In my analytic account, there was an entry for traffic from this involving the following URL. Secret.ɢoogle.com The only problem is, that URL goes not belong to …

April, 2016

  • 5 April

    Habits for Success

    Habits For Success Habits are defined as those things we do on auto pilot, Wikipedia says “A habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously.” while the free dictionary says “A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through …

March, 2015

  • 4 March

    EcoSpam

    Today I’m vexed with Econet Wireless. For years now, Econet has been hell bent on spamming subscribers but now they have decided to engage in the fine art of trolling.

August, 2014

  • 18 August

    Development Log

    During my work career I’ve learnt to keep a diary of the things I do. It helps to document all the new things you encounter during your day, that way when you meet similar problems down the line you won’t have to start the research process all over again. Currently, …

May, 2014

  • 19 May

    A part of all I earn

    I’ve divided the Michael Principals into two parts, the Personal Laws and the Financial Laws. This is the first of the Financial Laws. Just like the first Personal Law it’s a very simple statement with profound meaning which is easy to grasp but harder to put in practice.   A …