US Road Trip 2017

Toadstools, Kill Sites, and Dumb Luck Encounters

I swung through northwestern Nebraska because I really wanted to see the Toadstools. I only spent a day in Nebraska, which isn’t enough time to really see or do much. But as with nearly everywhere else, there was still some cool stuff to see and interesting people to talk to. The best part of the …

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US Road Trip 2017

The Good, the Bad, the Rapid, and Really High Rocks

For never having heard of Rapid City, South Dakota before, it delivered an unexpectedly great time. There is construction all over the place and the city is clearly on the rise. Not only is there is a lot to do in the city, but the amount of great stuff within a relatively short driving distance …

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US Road Trip 2017

Trains, Missouri River, and the Northern Badlands

There is a lot of evolutionary and geological history in North Dakota. That’s in addition to the beautiful scenery that exists all over the state. And apparently there is a timezone change right in the middle of North Dakota. Which leaves some people in a situation where they commute 5 minutes to work and then …

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Roles Attributes: Embracing a Chef Anti-Pattern

There is a fairly large foundation of concepts in Chef that new adopters need to wrap their heads around. And even once they have done that, it doesn’t become any easier to find the right methodology to use when building your infrastructure. One of the main ideas that we have embraced at SimpleReach is pervasive …

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Recruiting Around a Series-A

If you’ve ever heard the saying, “the second you think it’s time for HR, it’s already too late,” then you’ll know what I’m talking about in this post. SimpleReach, having recently raised a round of funding, is now heavily in to the recruiting process on all fronts. But there is a dichotomy that comes with …

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