i3 and Arch Linux, Oh My

I'm one of those people that doesn't really have a preference on desktop environments. It doesn't really matter if it's Linux, Windows, or a Mac as long as I can get to my applications. Enter i3, a tiling window manager that stays out of the way and maximizes productivity.…

The Broken RFP Process: Formatting

This is a follow-up to my previous post on the broken RFP process. I'd like to take a step back and cover what should be the easiest part of the RFP: the document format itself. Instead of straight-forward Word or Excel documents with question and answer sections, we've moved to…

Manjaro XFCE on VMware Workstation

I recently installed the XFCE edition of Manajaro on VMware Workstation. The install itself was painless, but I ended up needing to make a few tweaks before everything worked as expected on VMware. This guide will walk you through the changes that were made.…

Arch Linux, Docker, and NVIDIA

If you've stumbled across this article, it's likely because you've been trying to get Docker, docker-compose, and NVIDIA all working together nicely. It's one of those rabbit holes where you think you're this close to finding the correct answer, but never quite do. This article might help.…

NiFi: Pulling Data from Splunk

Splunk has a fairly robust API. However, you'll occasionally get into situations where you need the data exported out of Splunk as syslog. This guide walks you through connecting to Splunk with Apache NiFi, pulling data in batches from Splunk via the API, and sending it out as syslog from NiFi.…

The Broken RFP Process: Questions

RFPs are a simple fact of the business: you will have to answer them, and some will be better than others. However, over the last 5-10 years, I’ve watched as RFPs have become progressively more convoluted and irrelevant to the problem that the business is attempting to solve.…