There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

As a quick learner i often take up new technology as a challenge, while developing new skills I feel that I am starting at zero and it takes a while before these skills reach a value. In binary numeral system there are two values used to generate results, zero and one. Since most of my learning takes place in the computing industry this page has been created to share blog posts how i got from a 0 in a skill to 1. My main focus is to add posts about issues that took me more than a simple online search, I hope to keep them informative and fun to read. Perhaps it helps you one day.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please reach out to me.

Awesome tool: Shellcheck

Use shellcheck in all the things!

While sharing the solution to issues you encountered is great, sometimes tools are worth mentioning even if you did not build them or have issues with them. Most of the IT staff would not be where they are now without good tooling, this post is to add praise to one of those tools. Perhaps I will do this more often, but first lets discuss: Shellcheck. Since a couple years I have incorporated Shellcheck in my daily bash shell script writing. [Read More]

Setting a correct date on Beautiful Hugo

The content writes itself

A while ago someone showed me how Hugo integrates perfectly with Gitlab. He showed me how easy it was to edit the pages, generate content and the benefits you gain while using static content. This sparked my interest and quickly I had a Gitlab page setup, with a pipeline, Lets Encrypt certificate and I was ready to rock. I reserved the domain years ago and now I finally had a reason to start using it. [Read More]

Terraform module debug

Lessons learned

The terraform module change I deployed seemed to have valid syntax, the module initialized properly with terraform init. The terraform plan created a valid plan, no errors or syntax issues were raised. When I started to execute the plan with terraform deploy it returned the following error: Error: Error launching source instance: VPCIdNotSpecified: No default VPC for this user status code: 400, request id: xxx This error pointed me towards a bug report on the Terraform github issues page, this stated: [Read More]