Running Elasticsearch in a Docker Container

The current project I'm working on has a heavy dependency on Elasticsearch and I thought it would be good to walk through my setup using Docker. I wanted to manage Elasticsearch using Docker for a few reasons:

  1. I usually have multiple projects running on my laptop. I love the idea of being able to manage services on a per pro…

Workout Routine

A lot of people have been asking me about my workout routine recently, especially around how I find time for it all. I have a long commute, an hour and fifteen minutes, two young children and I have two active side projects. I thought it would be helpful to talk about my routine and what I do to keep up with it all.

Putting Yourself First

The most important part of my wor…

Django 1.8 Template

This past weekend I decided to build a django template for future projects. I've recently started to work on a new project and realized I'm spending far to much time building out my django project layout. Since Django 1.8 recently came out I felt it would be a good time to build a resuable project template.  This project is a mix of my personal preferences and some best practices …

Installing Python 2.7.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While working on my latest project I ran into a small problem when installing Pillow. I am running the project on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the default version of python on the instance is 2.7.6. When I was deploying the project via my deploy script I got a set of security problems coming from urllib3. The below stacktrace is the error Pillow was throwing while installing my requirements file.