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  • November 14, 2016

    Ansible and Distributed-Systems Course Project

    This semester I am taking a bunch of cool fun classes before graduation. One of those classes is Distributed Systems and Algorithms. One of our projects was a simplified implementation of a distributed file system using Raymonds algorithm. Implementation was pretty specific to the class and very constrained but something I wanted to share was my usage of Ansible. The project had to be launched in three separate regions and know information about the other hosts. I saw this as the perfect use for the dynamic inventory abilities of Ansible I’ve used previously.

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  • February 28, 2016

    My First Gem

    I spent a large part of my Saturday learning a new programming language. Who doesn’t do that every now and then? I spent the afternoon learning some Ruby and publishing my first Ruby Gem. This summer I will be interning at a company using Ruby on Rails and I want to be able to dive in head first into the work without worrying about picking up a brand new language.

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  • February 07, 2016

    Dell Chromebook 13 Review

    I am back to school and school means I’m relying on a laptop everyday. The problem is my schedule this semester puts me in class for 8 hours Monday and Thursday with no power outlets in sight. My Thinkpad T430s even with the extra bay battery would not be able to reliably last the day if I needed it. My laptop works great for me except for two things, display and battery life. I have been getting around 4-5 hours of battery life on my Thinkpad and the display is 1600x900 which is below my 1920x1080 minimum preference. I have been looking for a laptop to supplement or replace my Thinkpad for a while now.

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  • August 09, 2015

    Open Office Life

    This summer I have been working in an open office environment on the operations team at Onshape. It has been an awesome experience and I have been learning a ton. This has been my first experience working as a software engineer in an office and I have definitely grown and learned a lot. One thing that has impacted me the most at this internship has been the open office space.

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  • July 11, 2015

    New Computer

    Started my first desktop build today. I previously had an old desktop but it was slow and not worth using because my laptop would beat it hands down. Now that I’m making money as an intern as a software engineer I figured now was as good as time as any to build a system. I took a trip to Micro Center and got everything I needed. My old desktop had a power supply and hard drive I didn’t need to replace. Everything else went. Even the case. My new desktop isn’t a gaming rig. Just everything I need for programming and other work.

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  • January 20, 2015

    Pennapps

    Another hackathon, another weekend. This time at University of Pennsylvania for Pennapps. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people and having fun in Philadelphia.

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