Ben Scofield

Ben Scofield

… rarely updated

08 Sep 2013

On Ansible

In my post on flexible infrastructures, I mentioned in passing that I was managing my ops work with Ansible rather than the more traditional …
05 Sep 2013

On a flexible infrastructure

I’ve been having a lot of fun over the past couple of weeks shading into the ops side of things – I’ve been experimenting with an …
02 Sep 2013

On GitHub, DDOSs, and deploys

When GitHub goes down, you can almost hear the wailing in the streets. GitHub has cemented itself as a central part of many development …
08 Aug 2013

On a schema.rb mystery

Imagine, if you will, a database table with your average, everyday foreign key. It’s an INTEGER column. Now, imagine a coworker opens a pull …
08 Jun 2013

On the conference I'd like to see

I’m in Sweden at the moment, taking part in an amazing Nordic Ruby conference. Yesterday, I gave a talk called Better: A Field Guide to …
03 May 2013

On what I want to do

We just wrapped the 2013 edition of RailsConf, and I’m both exhausted and excited. There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by 1500 of …
22 Apr 2013

On fairness and developer salaries

I’m taking advantage of being funemployed by taking a few online courses, including Dan Ariely’s A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior …
10 Apr 2013

On my productivity

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my upcoming funemployment (which has since begun). I mentioned in that post that my past jobs have …