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  • Prototype aquaponic system design

    I should confess right upfront that I heavily researched (stole) most of my ideas from the Aquaponics community and in particular, Rob Gray, whose excellent Rob Bob’s Aquaponics & Backyard Farm YouTube channel, is...

  • My aquaponics journey

    It is now two years since I first became interested in aquaponics. I was trying to grow a lot of basil and a friend of mine suggested using my frog pond as a water...

  • Simplify server access by using an SSH config file

    If you are a devops engineer or a developer, at some point you will need to jump onto a server to configure some software, access logs and generally just check out what is happening. If...

  • How to write and install an Ohai plugin, the Fight Club way

    This is part 4 of my Cloud programming series where I show you how to extend Ohai node discovery with custom attributes for use in Chef recipes. My loyal readers (Hi Mum and Dad!) will...

  • Whipping up awesome with Chef

    This is part 3 of my Cloud programming series where I explore Chef, a very cool infrastructure automation tool. When I started this blog series, I had a project in mind which required me to...

  • How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud

    This is part 2 of my Cloud programming series where I give myself a crash-course in learning Ruby. When I first read the list of language features in the [Wikipedia entry on the Ruby programming...

  • A social cloud programming experiment

    This is part 1 of my Cloud programming series where I embark on a journey to learn more about programming in the cloud. The cloud is a technological hub of remarkable innovation. However, an idea...

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