Articles by Pete

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How not to hire a DevOps Engineer

This is a true story, although names and details have been removed or changed to protect the awful. Quotes however are verbatim. As often happens when you have ‘DevOps’ in your job title, I received…

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Ansible Slack Failure Handler

So you want a simple Slack failure handler for Ansible to ping your alerts channel whenever a deployment fails. Despite a thorough search I couldn’t find any examples that did this adequately, and even the…

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ASICS Marathon Training Plans

The original ASICS Marathon training plans remain one of the most popular, much loved guides for those preparing for their first marathon (or marathon improvers). Having used these myself, I was slightly frantic recently when…