I just wanted to say thank you for all the good wishes on my birthday!
Matthew D. Curry
If you are trying to do any of these, and running into issues please contact me. I am now open to consulting directly. Fixing even a few small inefficiencies can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Not only that, if the DevOps philosophies are really taken up, its likely that the employee base will also be happier, and proud of their accomplishments as a team.
As far as technologies I support, please take a look at my Technologies page. (Updated often) I am also happy to take on new ones for a project if needed.
Creating an efficient pipeline is what I do; and a fully functional system that is working well can be an amazing thing.
I have made it…. the move is complete! I just wanted to say thank you for everyone that has been waiting on me. I know I have taken a while on a few things, and I am finally in a position to run with everything again. I finally have a decent internet connection [330mbps/330mbps]; so I will also be able to host things at high speed for us now as well.
As far as the installer goes, I hope to be done very soon with it ; I am putting my final touches on it for the Pixel desktop. If I get time I might be able to get Bluetooth working! However, I have to get caught up first.
For those waiting on hardware, most has been shipped with a few exceptions. I have notified those people. I have a true ‘shop’ area again, and this will allow me to be much more efficient. Meaning shorter wait times/etc…
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
FAQ (COMING SOON)
These were for the community, and I have enjoyed designing and building these kits. However, I am at a point now, where I do not have the time to properly maintain and build and ship them. This is not necessarily a permanent decision, I may bring them back in the future given I have the time.
That being said, I do have a few left. If you are interested please let me know now. I will get an exact count soon, and update it here. Once they are gone, I will not be building more.
With all that being said, I am still here to help with questions. I am also still developing what I hope is a better user experience with my images. (Version 1.6 out soon!)
If you have any questions; or would like one of the last kits, I would suggest speaking up now. Not that I will disappear, but I will be unable to spend the time on them for a while starting soon.
I also wanted to say thank you again to the community members that are helping each other, and the new guys. I do notice, and it is appreciated.
I have recently had a large number of people wanting to know the exact release date for the v1.6 image. I will release it without the installer, and release the installer separately so it can be used on images that are not mine.
I would highly suggest that if there is annoyance; or fix for the next release that it be reported ASAP to the room in our SLACK.
Thanks for your patience,
I have seen much FUD around this, and I wanted to clarify so people are aware what Google’s Intentions are for Hangouts. As I am a heavy user of the product, I was very surprised to see this. It appears that Google will still keep Hangouts around, but for the ‘normal’ user demographic only. They will be disabling their API on April 25. This however, should not be a complete surprise. Google has made it clear that with the arrival of their new products Allo and Duo that they are switching to an enterprise vision for many of their products. However, they will NOT BE REMOVING IT COMPLETELY, as mentioned in the linked engadget.com article.
What does this mean for you? The ‘End User’, if just using the services at face value may not even see a difference. However, services and sites that use the integration features will likely be affected. They (google) have allowed for an exception, and that is if they site/service qualifies as an “Enterprise Communication Tool”, slack for example. There won’t be many of those I expect.
Basically it comes down to this, they are ending the Hangouts API integration (publicly) on April 25th.
Hope that helps,
There are already several improvements to the image, and I have put out feelers for any fixes/updates/etc that I can do to make the user experience better. I already have a few of the obvious ones, however please feel free to report them in the new slack room “image-v1-6”, or in the Forums at the following LINK.
I am already working on it being pre-installed in the future with a REST api on it. Making it easy to integrate with anything!
I will be posting the release notes with the new updates with the new image, and here as a post. So please keep an eye out.
First, I want to thank everyone that has been patient with me so far in getting these things done one at a time…
I know it is not easy to get some of these things completed without good documentation. So, with the help of a few community members, I have started what is a very rough draft of our documentation. It is neither complete, or ready…. However, we are adding information as we go, so keep a close eye. Even feel free to clone it, and contribute. There will be documentation on how to do both of those coming as well. Feel free to watch here, the repository, or the Support Forums/Slack for updates. I update them all.
If you have items you would like to see added to the documentation, I would run it by myself, or d34dman first. If we have not already written it (there are some not committed yet); then we will just let you know to put in a PR (aka Pull Request). Once we have both reviewed it and give it a thumbs up. We will merge it.
Alright, all that said… Here is the link to the documentation!