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Minnesota

You may have to adjust your browser resolution to see the background splash today, but visiting the state capitol I was surprised to learn over our house of Representatives is a gold sculptured mural where Minnesota is depicted as a woman brining the French trappers/early American pioneers and Native Americans together.
Hashi Vault on K8s with MFA

Hashi Vault on K8s with MFA

Published Feb 21, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Hashi Vault is a robust secrets service that we can use many different ways; as a SaaS offering (HCP Vault), marketplace option in our cloud provider or host it ourselves. Today we’ll setup Vault ...

Blogging Platforms you should know: Dev.to, Hashnode, DZone, Blogger, and Post.news

Blogging Platforms you should know: Dev.to, Hashnode, DZone, Blogger, and Post.news

Published Feb 16, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Recently in a work discussion around blogging, I was asked about dev.to and Hashnode. Today I’ll speak about using them as well as Dzone, Post, and Blogger

Github Workflows with OIDC Cloud Access: Secrets without Secrets

Github Workflows with OIDC Cloud Access: Secrets without Secrets

Published Feb 14, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Recently, my colleague at Github pointed out that my method for accessing GCP and Azure was fine, but perhaps a bit dated. There are new ways using OpenID Connect that do not require one to create...

Hugo Blogging with Contentful and Azure Static Sites

Hugo Blogging with Contentful and Azure Static Sites

Published Feb 9, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Following our last few posts about CMS, I wanted to dig into Hugo a bit more. Hugo is an Open Source static site generator that follows similar systems like Jekyll (used here) and Octopress.

Contentful

Contentful

Published Feb 7, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Following our post from last week on Hypgraph, I wanted to dig into other leading CMS providers out there. I decided to check out Contentful next, the 11-year-old veteran in the space.

Azure DevOps/Github Actions with GCP Secret Manager and AKV

Azure DevOps/Github Actions with GCP Secret Manager and AKV

Published Feb 2, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Often I’m asked for how best to apply secrets to CICD Workflows, most often in Github Actions and/or Azure DevOps. Today we’ll dig into using Secrets in Azure Pipelines (AzDO) and Github Actions. ...

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