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Technology Short Take 151

Welcome to Technology Short Take #151, the first Technology Short Take of 2022. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that 2022 is off to a wonderful start! I have a few more links than normal this time around, although I didn’t find articles in a couple categories. Don’t worry—I’ll keep my eyes peeled and my RSS reader ready to pull in new articles in those categories for next time. And now for the content!




Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications

  • I recently had a need to do a multicast DNS lookup, and this article was critical in figuring out how to use dig to do it.
  • If you need a quick start for HashiCorp Vault, this one worked really well for me. I found it easier/better than the documentation on the HashiCorp web site, in fact.
  • Dennis Felsing shares some thoughts on switching to macOS after 15 years on Linux.
  • Running Docker on an M1 Max-based system? This article may provide some useful information.
  • Here’s some information on why Microsoft Exchange stopped delivering e-mail messages on January 1, 2022.
  • Mark Brookfield has started a series on automating SSL certificate issuance and renewal using HashiCorp Vault Agent, here’s part 1.
  • Julia Evans has a quick post on finding a domain’s authoritative name servers. I was already familiar with this process, but I appreciate that there are lots of folks out there who may not have had to ever do this.
  • Here’s a handy list of secret phone codes you can use. Some of these I already knew, but a few of them were new to me. Neat.
  • The founder of the Nginx project recently stepped away from the project. Read more here.
  • BIOS updates without a reboot, and under Linux first? Yes please!

That’s all for now. I hope this was useful in some way! If you have any feedback for me—constructive criticism, praise, suggestions for where I can find more articles (especially if the site supports RSS!), feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear from you! You can reach me on Twitter, or hit me up in any one of a number of different Slack communities.

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