A guide to working by the pool

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
productivity

Being a Florida Man in a past life, I absolutely crave the water. Not the beach per se, I can do without the sand. I’m talking about that sea breeze, the salt in the air, and of course the angry seagulls. Being landlocked in Texas the past few years has […]

How to downgrade Terraform to 0.11.x on Arch Linux

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
linux
arch linux
terraform

The latest minor version of terraform, the 0.12.x series, dropped recently and in true bleeding edge Arch Linux fashion, I’m already running it. Thing is though, the latest release of terraform, even though it’s a minor point release, does include breaking changes from the 0.11.x series. If you’re running Arch […]

VPS Showdown - June 2019 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. UpCloud vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
11 min read
reviews
hosting
digitalocean
lightsail
linode
upcloud
vultr

Wow, pretty big news week for DigitalOcean last week, after some strongly worded accusations about ruining somebody’s business. If we learned anything, it’s that off-site backups are an absolute must, especially if you’re serving Fortune 500 companies and/or providing SLAs. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, […]

Slow and steady doesn't win the race

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
entrepreneurship
project management
time management

The moral of Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare isn’t a terrible one, but I’m sick of seeing it cited as a way to justify slow developer output. There’s nothing wrong with being a slow developer, but saying that you’re slow because you’re writing stable code that’s entirely bug […]