Steve Fenton

The Fundamental DevOps Principles

Over the course of the past couple of months, I have been writing a great deal about DevOps and Continuous Delivery. This isn’t my first rodeo, as they say, as I’ve worked on teams that have been using Continuous Delivery (and before that, Lean, Agile, and adaptive techniques such as Extreme Programming). I’ll post links […]

Adding a sitemap to Jekyll

You don’t really need a plugin to add a sitemap to your Jekyll site. You can use this basic template and extend as required. To give you control over whether a page appears in the sitemap, I’ve used an additional header in the front-yaml on each page. You can see below the additional date and […]

Partially cleaned hotel rooms

I walked up and down quite a long hotel corridor a few times today and observed an interesting process for cleaning. Without going into details, the result of all the effort was a line of partially cleaned rooms. If you have partially cleaned twenty rooms, the number of clean rooms is zero. It’s the same […]

Running Jekyll on Windows

There are three parts to this quick start on running Jekyll on Windows. This assumes you pulled an existing Jekyll repo and want to run it locally. If you want to create something new, there’s a command for that, which you can run at the end of the install process before you serve the site […]

Defer YouTube Videos

This is just a quick note on an adaptation of a great idea from Go Make Things (a site FILLED with great stuff, by the way). This defers loading all the YouTube stuff (the iframe and all it’s assets) until the user clicks to play it – basically avoiding loading the assets unless the user […]

Upload all files in a folder to FTP

This is the second old-school post this week. Hey, I’m clearing the decks of some odd stuff that I had to do. Today, it’s uploading all files in a folder (but not sub-folders) to FTP, if they have been updated in the past 24 hours. There’s not much to explain here. It’s a simple System.Net.WebClient […]