Ian Paullin Blog

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ThatConference 2016 Wrap Up

It’s been a real fun experience so far at ThatConference. This is my first time and while I’m pretty excited by all the topics/presentations, I also did an Open Space session on Wednesday on Octopus Deploy & deployment automation. This is totally different from the notion of a presentation. An Open Space session...

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Schedule

I’ve been noticeably absent for quite a few months. A lot has been going on since well.. for quite some time.  I’m amidst a major upgrade of Octopus from 2.5.13 to 3.2.24 and that latest version number could change again. My deep dive series has had a lot of delays,...

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Microsoft Band 2 battery issue

Two weeks ago on Tuesday, my Microsoft Band 2 started acting up. I’ve had zero problems or complaints with the device so far. Oddly enough, the Band 2 just stopped responding in the middle of the day. When I got back home to charge it – it complained that the battery had...

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Monday Music #17 Pearl Jam

I missed last Monday Music selection so I’ll be picking up from #17. I’m juggling quite a few things and working on a few things – one of which will hopefully be published this week. Lately, I’ve been on a 90s nostalgia kick.  

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Monday Music #16 Inception

As I’m far behind, this *ahem* Monday Music pick of the week is from the movie soundtrack Inception. Hans Zimmer is fantastic composer and working with Christopher Nolan certainly is a divine match as far as I can tell.

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Monday Music #15 Soundgarden / Johnny Cash

Unfortunately, I’m late again, but I’ve got a real interesting pick this week. Through Spotify, I found a cover of Soundgarden by Johnny Cash playing Rusty Cage. It’s a phenomenal interpretation. Here’s the original track from Soundgarden. Here’s the Johnny Cash version.  

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Monday Music #15 Massive Attack

I’m two days behind for my music pick. One of my favorite bands for the past seventeen years (give or take a year) has been Massive Attack. The first time I recall hearing this song (Dissolved Girl) was back in 1999 in the Matrix. I was pleasantly surprised to also...