Slightly Ahead of Behind the Curve

Brain droppings found here.

Mar 7, 2016 - 3 minute read - Comments

Closer to Environmental Bliss with direnv

I was a long time user of RVM for installing and switching Rubies. It made my life pretty easy even as I listened to others struggle with it. I was a little uncomfortable putting other things like project-specific environment variables in my .rvmrc files. It seemed dirty, but it worked and I rolled with it for many years.

Eventually, I tried something different. I’d been sold on the idea of using multiple, simpler tools together. Here’s the result.

Apr 18, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

Yes this blog is stale

I spoke at ChefConf 2014 this week. A few folks who used their Google Fu on me said, “That’s not your blog, is it? Nothing has been posted in forever!” I come from a long-ish career in the security and defense industry where we are notorious for not talking about how we do things. It is taking time and effort to break habits of holding all cards close to the chest.