random notes from LCA 2016 – 1

operational maturity
eureka – service discovery
do not harcode connection info on the apps
packer – hashicopr
treat your instances as cattle and not pets
special snowflake
puppet supports aws, do check
cloudformation
12 factor app
consistently broken, once fixed, it’s consistently fixed
deliver value faster with reduced risk
re-platforming (refactoring)
anything not under unit tests – legacy software
anything that you can’t iterate on quickly enough – legacy software

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random notes from LCA 2016 – 1

installing skype on fedora 21

For reasons unknown, i need skype on my fedora 21 desktop.

A quick google gave me – https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/44013/skype-install-64-bit-fedora-20/, which is quite near my fedora version number. Reading through the answers, I settled on following https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/8738/sticky-how-to-install-skype/ which is Ankur’s recommendation.

Below are stuff I stole from the internet:

  1. Download the Fedora 16 32-bit rpm from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
  2. Use yum or rpm to install
    • yum localinstall skype-4.3.0.37-fedora.i586.rpm
  3. Install the additional packages (for me, only pulseaudio-libs-glib2-5.0-25.fc21.i686 is installed)
    • yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686
  4. Fire up skype
installing skype on fedora 21

Attending “Google Event: Innovation. Not Infrastructure”

I came across http://thelist.sg/google-event-innovation-infrastructure/ listing this weekend and since the event is after office hours on the 28th, I thought it would be worthwhile to go. Keywords that particularly caught my attention are “containerization” and “Kubernetes”. Let’s go!

PS. The headline date is wrong on that page but if you scroll down, you’ll see the correct schedule. It should be

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
18:00-21:00
Google Office
8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1 Level 30 Singapore 018960

Attending “Google Event: Innovation. Not Infrastructure”

2015 Goals

Here are my personal goals for 2015, in no particular order.

Be healthy
Marry the love of my life
Get formally trained in Information Security
Actively contribute to Fedora Project
Have more fun at work
Bring mom/s to Singapore
Pay off all family debts, save enough
Spend more time with friends and relatives
Write and read more

* I intentionally kept things as vague as possible so I’ll have a lot of leeway when assessing my year come December 🙂

2015 Goals