Vagrant: Tips for Beginners

Vagrant is a virtualization tool, created by HashiCorp, to initialize and manage virtual machines (VMs). It is a popular tool and I have been using it for many years. During that time, I have learned a few tips and tricks for managing my VMs. In this post, I would like to share a few of my… Continue reading Vagrant: Tips for Beginners

Design Document: My Favorite Productivity Tool!

Where do you start? It’s a great question and one that I get asked frequently. Hiring managers ask me how I start trainings, colleagues ask how I start projects, and friends ask how I start blog posts. The short answer is, I use a design document. I always suggest that they borrow mine and update… Continue reading Design Document: My Favorite Productivity Tool!

Design Document Example

  Topic analysis. How and why did you choose the topic? #Example: Needs analysis shows x, y, and z. Link to needs analysis. Research. Add any links to research you conduct during a needs analysis and while preparing. #Example: Documentation, links to demos, or notes from meetings. Audience Analysis. Who is the end user? What… Continue reading Design Document Example

Learning Modular

Hello again, I am excited to share more of my learning modular experiences! In my first post I explored the idea of creating music with modular synths and came to the conclusion the Moog Mother-32 was the right starter module. Now I would like to share the two learning paths I choose, that enabled me… Continue reading Learning Modular

Dynamic List of Modular Synth Terms

Here is my ever growing list of synth terms: Oscillator: Generates the base, starting sound. Waveform: The oscillator can generate different shaped sound waves. A few of the most common analog are square, saw, and triangle. Filter: A sound modulator that shapes the waveform after it has been created by the oscillator. The sound wave… Continue reading Dynamic List of Modular Synth Terms

My Introduction to Modular Synthesis

Music, it is one of my deepest passions. Some of my earliest and favorite childhood memories were listening to Queen on vinyl. Like many, many people who love music I tried learning an instrument. First it was guitar, then bass, after several failed attempts I thought maybe I would never learn an instrument. Fortunately, I… Continue reading My Introduction to Modular Synthesis

Diving into the NoSQL world with Riak KV and Riak TS

Hello and welcome to my first post, let’s dive right in! Over the last six months I have been creating end-user trainings for two NoSQL databases, Riak KV and Riak TS. It has been an interesting journey and I am excited to formalize a few thoughts. To begin, we will discuss the difference between SQL and NoSQL. I will then provide some context about my familiarity with databases. Finally we will dive into some details about what I’ve learned regarding Riak KV and Riak TS.