Well 2020 was definitely one for the ages. This year had some of the highest peaks and lowest valleys not only in my life but in history in general. For some background context, every year I write an annual review highlighting what went well, what didn’t go well, and what…

Ansible helps you to configure the desired state of a large number of servers or other remote hosts. It is helpful for installing packages or other types of tools you want. At my current employer, we use Ansible to configure the state of the servers that run our Kafka brokers…

I started writing annual reviews in 2013 and have spent quite some time away from them since. (Take a peek here to see the first ones!) But I’ve recently hit a reflective period in my life and what better time to look back on the growth we’ve made then at…

1. YOU DON’T NEED A TON OF STUFF TO GO OUTSIDE

Sure having the latest hiking boots, trekking poles, and matching hydration bladder make you an extremely prepared hiker. But don’t forget that people used to go hiking barefoot wearing loincloths. I’m not saying that you have to go to that extreme but only in the past two decades has outdoor…

So I’ve been sober for the last 10 months. (Round of applause) Thank you, thank you. I appreciate that a lot. But actually I’ve been sober since forever. Like many others I experimented with alcohol quite regularly as a teen, going from high school to college and even dabbling in…

Donovan Lowkeen

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