ABOUTME

Welcome misafir1!

I’ve been writing weblogs since November 2015 about Linux, FOSS, bare-metal servers and cloud computing. If you are addicted to FOSS, follow me with the RSS link. Currently not an active place, but I have planned series of actions to make the site live, again. I often don’t update my ABOUTME page for long time periods.

System Administrator

I’ve worked with small to medium size usually from single node systems to “serverless” services to provide internal or customer faced services. Mostly systems are in major cloud providers. As an administrator, I need to make sure that everything is in good shape with automation tools like Ansible, Terraform or shell scripts.

Practices

I am not a DevOps Engineer nor anybody in the field. I follow practices such as The Twelve-Factor App and Principles of Chaos Engineering to improve the user experience.

That’s it.

Coding Journey

Started with Python 3 with reading a book about Programming with Python in early 20142. The book was published in Turkish. I moved on PHP since I couldn’t work with Django. At the same time, I opened a GitHub account because I was curious about open-source projects. Failed a few times when I wanted to contribute on some repository.

I met with Ruby after PHP and Symfony because of Ruby on Rails, and I fell in love with it due to its Don’t Repeat Yourself principle. After that moment, I looked Docker and Kubernetes, and I used them in production as well as in my personal projects.

I no longer write or develop software, but rather, I communicate with developers to improve their code to meet with system requirements.

Too Long; Didn’t Read

I use Ruby.

Amateur & Licensed Road Cyclist

Since this COVID-19 pandemic started, I developed some skills and interest. I keep my journeys on Strava. I am not looking to win a grand-fondo becuase I do cycling for fun. I do love long distance cycling (Randonneuring) with small stops.

Amateur Photographer

Well, I did share photographs on a social media account, but this is not the case any more.


  1. Misafir on Cambridge Dictionary ↩︎

  2. I’ve found many small programs which have written in Python in 2014 June. ↩︎