Quickly add Swap to an Ubuntu Linux VM

Whether you are on Digital Ocean, Azure, or Scaleway (and others), you do not get swap space setup for free. Use this little script below to quickly and easily add some space.…

How important is a GitHub presence when hiring?

Any  Github presence is a strong signal that someone is willing to put  themselves out there. It shows a willingness to invite others into their  code-bases (warts and all), and hopefully be receptive to feedback. Having a public git repo is a sign of bravery, and that is nice to…

How can your organization keep costs under control?

We keep it simple (KISS Principal). A lot of stuff here is a little counter-intuitive as well. Our stack is Docker, Django, Traefik on a SINGLE Linux VM.We deploy via CI/CD pipelines (Bitbucket)We build in a monolith rather than microservicesWe use a database as a queueScale vertically…