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MoarDammit 3.0.0 Oct 12, 2020

MoarDammit turned 8 this year in August and I thought it might be about time that I migrate and rewrite the backend for the site once again. This time however there was a real reason! The original MoarDammit in 2012 was a hand-rolled framework that very quickly showed growing pains for what I wanted to accomplish. I then looked around for some framework that would be sufficient and came across ...

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Synk - Q1 2020 Update Feb 21, 2020

Time for another bi-yearly quarterly update on the progress of Synk and issues that are currently attempted to be solved.Public Alpha (Announcement)As of this blog post I've decided to open up the application to the public in the coming weeks and will allow registration and usage for free. The accounts will be somewhat limited in their scope and there is no guarantee your r...

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Migration from AWS to GCP and DO Dec 21, 2018

Amazon Web Services recently announced their new product Elastic Kubernetes Service, which unfortunately has some extra costs associated with it. I, along with thousands of people, waited at 11am PST to hear about the new container service from Amazon. To those who follow HackerNews someone supplied the links to the actual dashboard which included the pricing. The pricing of EKS starts at a fla...

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Synk - Q2 2018 Update Jul 23, 2018

Q1 was a slow quarter and had I had a 2,700 mile change of scenery in the meantime. This update won't be very visual. The goal of Q1 was to migrate completely from Mongo to a more robust database, of which we landed on Couchbase. After trying the half assed implementation of a couchbase adapter another developer had created I ended up having to ...

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Synk - Q4 2017 Update Dec 27, 2017

Where did all the time go?While there was a Q3, there really wasn't much time to report on it between switching jobs and finishing college. That leaves Q4 left and there have been a lot of updates since the last update. To start there have been major additions to the UI and it brings in more functionality.There are still some bugs that exist that are a dooz...

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