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2023 Year In Review

It’s 10:38 AM. I’m sitting at the kitchen table and the house is a warzone of opened presents and to-be-put-away special dishware and decorations from Christ...

Fighter Jets Can’t Go To Space

Fighter jets are a technological marvel. Capable of traveling at several times the speed of sound and flying miles above the surface of the earth. From our s...

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In case you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, people are kind of mad at Reddit.

Enabling Comments

Quick update - I have enabled comments for blog posts on chambers.io. Scroll to the bottom of the page to check it out!

AI Pessimism

There has been a lot written about AI lately. Particularly large language models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4. Yet despite my best efforts, I find myse...

Heroku: Worth Reading About

If you are not familiar with Heroku, it’s a platform-as-a-service for deploying and running software applications. That sounds so simple, but Heroku was actu...


We use it for everything, and most of us have no control. It’s kind of insane.

Linux & Unix Command Line Essentials

When I got my first SysAdmin job (as a Student with the Center for High Throughput Computing) my Linux/Unix knowledge was passable but not great. I started t...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bash!

If you’re using a modern terminal emulator with unicode support (for example, the default Gnome terminal shipped with Ubuntu) you can add Emoji to your bash ...

What the Hell is a Shell?

You see the term ‘Shell’ tossed around a lot these days. The Bourne Shell (sh), Bash (Bourne Again Shell), Powershell, etc. What actually is a “shell”?

On Keeping Notes

I made a tiny script for keeping simple text-based notes. You might find it useful too. Introducing: Note Keeper

Git vs. The Competition

If you have been following along during Git Week 2018, you know that Git isn’t your only choice for version control. There are plenty of other options out th...

How Git Works

So far this week we’ve talked about what Git is and how to use it. If you’re anything like me, you want to know how things work under the hood. When you firs...

Git 101

Welcome to Git 101! This pico-course is going to take you from zero-to-hero with one of the greatest technologies of the last 20 years. We’ll explore a brief...