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Rob Giseburt
Rob Giseburt
19 Jan, 2015

Using SSH Bastion Hosts With AWS and Dynamically Locating Them With EC2 Tags

By Rob Giseburt Introduction This is the second part of a series about using SSH with bastion hosts. You may wish to read the first part for background about using SSH bastion hosts: Part 1: Using SSH Through A Bastion Host Transparently Dynamically loading the bastion server address from AWS Credit to my...
Rob Giseburt
Rob Giseburt
14 Jan, 2015

Using SSH Through A Bastion Host Transparently

By Rob Giseburt A Bastion host is a special purpose computer on a network specifically designed and configured to withstand attacks. The computer generally hosts a single application, for example a proxy server, and all other services are removed or limited to reduce the threat to the computer. It...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
12 Jan, 2015

The Dog Whisperer Pattern

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director Have you seen this show on television? If so, you might already know the punch line. If not, it’s a show that involves a dog trainer coming into someone’s home to fix a problem dog. Behavioral issues such as aggression, being territorial, insubordination/biting, and...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
11 Jan, 2015

7 Signs Your Team is Fire Jumping

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director In the previous blog, I touched on some traits of high performance teams. Now for the flip side of the proverbial coin: tails- signs that your team is not on fire, but fire jumping. If any of these symptoms are present in your work...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
16 Jul, 2014

7 Indications Your Team is on Fire

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director There are a lot of blogs and articles that deal with broken-ness. Here’s a look at the other side of the coin: heads! Your team is aligned in purpose and execution. People do the right things because they all believe in, support, and commonly...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
01 Apr, 2014

What’s a Resource Anyway?

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director This may seem obvious on the surface, but architects, developers, and product managers ask me this question all the time. Not that they don’t understand the concept, but rather the practical application. It does not help that the buzz-term “Resource Oriented Architecture” has started...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
23 Apr, 2013

Now That’s a Mobile App

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director I read an article yesterday about Nasa using Google HTC Smartphones as the onboard computer for a series of earth science satellites. If you’ve ever doubted that your phone is actually a powerful hand-held computer, think again. Looks like we now live in a...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
19 Apr, 2013

Idem… What?

By Frank Oelschlager Managing Director Idempotency. One of the key characteristics of REST, and yet so poorly understood (at least if one surveys the landscape of “RESTful” APIs available floating around out there). So what is idempotency exactly? Essentially, it means that if one performs the same operation on...


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