Kolo Rahl's Blog

The Path to Containerized Services

Published 2017 Dec 21 03:35 UTC
This is designed to be a multi-part article. This first post, the introduction, talks about what the plan was and how it came to be along with some of the concerns and questions we had prior to starting implementation. The following parts discuss the exact details behind each of the particular goals we were trying to achieve. It began with a con… While I was the Software Architect at Loot Crate there came a task where the company was gearing up for a spin-off of their core product(s), which would later be known as Sports Crate.

Moving To Hugo

Published 2017 Dec 19 21:23 UTC
I’m moving to Hugo as my static site generator. Previously I was trying to make use of Google’s “serverless” architecture to push source content files to Google Storage and then have a few files of JavaScript convert it into an HTML page as well as update some of the “linked” pages, such as the front page and archives, but there are two problems with that: Google Functions is still not production-ready and I can’t get it to work reliably 100% of the time, so it’s costing me more time in fixing failed work triggers than it is saving me from using something like Hugo.