Ansible & Network Engineers, Pt. I

I have been trying to gather my thoughts about using Ansible as a network engineer for a while now; but I’ve never found a good perspective to tell the story through. Even to begin to summarize how useful Ansible can be in a network setting can be a daunting task; my ongoing Obsidian web of notes seems to grow exponentially the more I explore. Intro and context Since I have to start somewhere, I think that covering the basic framework of how I use Ansible, and some of the most common tasks that I have been able to automate and speed up over time....

January 13, 2024 · 2 min · 354 words · Nate

Playing With Obsidian

Towards the end of 2023 I decided to try learning markdown as a way to make my notetaking more efficient. Part of this effort was trying out the various markdown editors for Windows and Linux, and there are dozens of good ones. One of the most often recommended programs is Obsidian, which I have really grown to love over this time. Calling Obsidian a markdown editor is really underselling it; it is really a Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) system....

January 2, 2024 · 2 min · 257 words · Nate

Moving to Hugo

Over the last few months, I have been playing around with moving my website from Wordpress where it has lived in one form or another since around 2004. When I first installed it, I believe I was really just looking for some software to run on my newly hacked together LAMP server; I never imagined I would use it for so long. ...

January 1, 2024 · 2 min · 268 words · Nate