Mustachioed Cloud Technology Mentor by day; Daddy, Husband and Improvisor by night.

WordPress Hangout

I really enjoyed hosting yesterday’s WordPress themed Office Hours Hangout. We had some great guests and a great discussion. I’m looking forward to hearing everyone speak this weekend at WordCamp San Antonio. If you’re there, look me up! Hosts Alan Bush - @AlanBush Drew Cox - @DrewCoxSA Guests Steven Villarreal - CloudU Learning Strategist Garrett Heath - @pinojo - Rackspace Social Media Marketer Anthony Burchell - @TheWPressGuy Table of Contents

Cloud Application Architecture Trends

Hosts Alan Bush - @AlanBush Bill Hertzing - @BillHertzing Guests BK Box - @gondoi - Principal Engineer Ryan Walker -@theryanwalker - DevOps Automation Engineer Table of Contents Cloud News TechStars San Antonio (2:48) Microsoft CityNext (6:01) Cloud Architecture Trends Controlling Hardware Through Code (11:46) Implementing Services (20:08) Container Based Architecture (29:50) Docker Q&A (35:02) Service Discovery (41:17) Wrap Up (48:54) Links: Cloud Application Architecture Trends White Paper TechStars San Antonio

Did this work?

Ok, so I just blog to Hugo, and I’ve deployed it with If you’re reading this, it worked.

Instant Instagram Gratification

I want instant gratification. Especially on Twitter. It’s 140 characters short. Give me the info, and let me look at the next tweet. So when I see a tweet linking to Instagram, sometimes I don’t follow the link. I don’t want to wait an extra few seconds to open a new tab, wait for Instagram to load, look at the picture, then head back to Twitter. Especially on a mobile device.

Performing with San Antonio ComedySportz

The good news is I’m performing improv comedy on Saturday. The bad news is I don’t get to make stuff up with my friends as much as I would like. I think that’s just a fact of this stage of my life. I don’t have to like it, but there it is. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by ComedySportz San Antonio.

Recommended Android Apps

A friend just got her first Android phone, so I put together a quick list of apps I think are well worth an install. This is by no means a complete list, just a start. All of the Google Apps. Most of them aren’t the default on a Samsung device, and it’s well worth it to either install them or set them up as your default. Google Now Launcher - provides the default Google Android Experience - No Samsung/HTC crap interface.

World Series

I was five years old when the Royals were last in the World Series. This year, they’re back again. Unlike other teams shutout from the World Series, the Royals haven’t even been to the postseason in 29 years. The won the title in 1985, and then went into a three decade slide. Some of us remained fans, others jumped to other teams and other sports - KC’s MLS franchise, Sporting KC, has won the only championship since the Royals won the World Series in ‘85.

SungWoo Lee Is Not A Lucky Charm, He's a Fan

#453500438 / If you’re looking at SungWoo Lee and only seeing a “Good Luck Charm,” you’re doing it wrong. If you don’t know who SungWoo Lee is, take a minute to read his story. (Rany Jazayerli has a perfect recap.) SungWoo Lee isn’t a magical creature capable of making the Royals win. He’s not a good luck charm that can propel the Royals to victory in the World Series. He is a great guy that helped a franchise, their city, and their fans remember why they love the game, and this team.

Billy Butler Stole a Base

Your browser does not support the video tag. So this happened. Crazy world we live in. Crazy world. yaketyfied via YaketyLapse, a silly idea from H. Wade Minter.