Nick Hammond

Software Developer, Cyclist, & Traveler.

Easier Screenshot Sharing on OSX

I share screenshots fairly often throughout the day when I’m working on projects. Most of my communication is via email and chat so sometimes it’s easier to just share a screenshot instead of trying to explain what I’m seeing. OS X already makes it incredibly easy to take screenshots but navigating through finder when you want to upload the screenshot isn’t as smooth but easily fixed with Stacks, a built in Dock feature.

Testing Your Ansible Playbook With Semaphore

I was getting pretty tired of constantly running vagrant provision after making changes to a pretty large playbook that I’ve been working on. The playbook I was working on has roles for setting up a full stack which takes a bit of time and you want to know that you can provision a server from scratch whenever you need.

Automating Your Development Environment With Ansible

Ansible is a systems automation tool, similar to Chef and Puppet but with a very different approach. Ansible doesn’t by default use a client-server model or a push-pull management style, it doesn’t leave any artifacts behind and doesn’t need to install anything to run on the server.