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Matt Schmitz

DevNet & Automation at Cisco - CCIE 63461

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Joined Nov, 2022
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Feb 02, 21:47

There's certainly a lot I appreciate about working from home, but one of the biggest is having more time to cook. Rather than rushing to get home & throw diner together, I've had the opportunity to spend more time trying new and complex recipes. And it certainly feels easier to justify recipes that take an hour or longer, since I'm in much less of a hurry. It's been a lot of fun, and I've started to remember how much I actually enjoy cooking.

Feb 02, 2023, 21:47
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Feb 02, 15:35

Been using Gogs for a local-hosted Git repository for a few years & never really had any complaints... but this week found out about @gitea which is a fork of Gogs. I think I made it only a few items through their feature comparison before immediately deciding I needed to switch.

Big thing for me is having the built in package repository, which includes a container registry. Easy to set up & add as a custom registry to Portainer. I think this alone will make a pretty big improvement to my workflow. Now I just need to find time to dig through what else I can do with this thing 🙂

Feb 02, 2023, 15:35
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 25, 20:00

Discovering today that it's a lot harder to write blog posts about some completely random technology topic, compared to writing about something I'm super interested in.

Jan 25, 2023, 20:00
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 25, 15:22

Perhaps the unpopular opinion, but I find that a lot of no-code / low-code platforms are so much more difficult to use than just writing the actual code to accomplish the same thing. But maybe I just haven't found a good example of where this works well yet. I mean, I still need to know how to call the right APIs & parse/navigate JSON and XML responses.... except I'm much more limited by however the tool is written to deal with those.

It's also a little unfortunate that so many of these tools are marketed toward making automated workflows easy, since there is minimal programming knowledge required (supposedly).. Yet you still need to have a baseline knowledge to understand what you're doing, let alone if you need to query something nonstandard.

I think I'm always a little disappointed whenever I work on something where the requirement is to use one of these tools. Yeah, I can do it - but it's never fun 😅

Jan 25, 2023, 15:22
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 11, 15:45

Breaking out the old confreg 0x2142 today. Can't remember the last time I actually had to do a password reset 😂

Jan 11, 2023, 15:45
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 08, 23:47

Planning to move this year, but have been trying to decide when exactly to start searching. Current lease isn't up until June, but turns out they're already scheduling tours starting this wek... So I guess I'll be looking sooner than anticipated 🤔

Jan 08, 2023, 23:47
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 05, 15:28

Back to work after two weeks off - and absolutely amazed that I have zero emails waiting for me.

Though I'm equally as amazed at the layer of dust my work laptop has accumulated over my short time away 😅

Jan 05, 2023, 15:28
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Jan 03, 17:10

Couldn't have asked for a better day today as one of my last days off of work... A bit warm, and lots of rain.

Got to sit outside with my coffee this morning & watch the rain - and now out with lunch listening to the rain on my car roof.

Jan 03, 2023, 17:10
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Dec 30, 2022

This year for the holiday break, I wanted to be better at stepping away. I did have a short to-do list of side project stuff, just in case I needed ideas of things to do... But so far I've barely picked up my computer at all, and have just been spending time at home doing whatever.

It's been good 😊

Dec 30, 2022, 16:03
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Matt Schmitz @matt
Dec 30, 2022

Last weekend it was -2°F with wind chill down to -25°... Today it's 65° and warm enough to turn off the heat & open all the windows in the house 🤔

Dec 30, 2022, 15:47
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